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22 Jan 2014
UK Drivers have plenty to worry about already with ever increasing fuel prices, garage bills and road tax hikes but now it seems there is another big bill to add to the list. A recent report by a major news paper has shown that in recent years the... Read more

15 Jul 2013
It seems that where you live can influence what type of punishment you get for speeding, according to a new report by a leading insurance company. They found that across the country there was a variation of around 10% between counties as to which... Read more

17 Sep 2012
It is a question that surfaces again and again: "what is or what is not the safe alcohol limit for driving a motor vehicle".  Calls have been made for officials to revaluate the drink-driving limit on roads in the UK; people are also keen for the... Read more

04 Jul 2012
Safety cameras are often a sore point for Britain’s drivers as many of us have been caught out and had to pay a fine for a seemingly minor incident. However, it seems there is a growing number of younger drivers that are actually in favour of safety... Read more

23 Apr 2012
Shockingly the majority of UK drivers speed on the roads, according to a recent study. The survey looked at how speed cameras affected driver behaviour. The research has found that three-quarters of motorists stated that they often break the limit.... Read more

04 Oct 2011
Time-delayed double speed cameras that will capture a photograph of the person who is at the wheel as well as the number plate are being trialled by the police. The cameras have been created by leading manufacturer Gatso in response to the growing... Read more

18 Apr 2011
Motorists in the UK are not happy with the current system of points for speeding a recent report has revealed. Almost two thirds of those asked said penalty points for speeding are unfair and are not sufficient to stop people speeding. The poll by a... Read more

20 Sep 2010
Drivers who do not report the details of who was behind the wheel at the time of a speeding offence will face a six-point penalty as part of new regulation. Motorists will be punished more strictly than they have been in the past, with those who... Read more

08 Jun 2010
Police officers across the UK are being given targets in a bid to catch speeding motorists. Chiefs in Norfolk have told the county's police force to focus on speeding drivers and those caught without seatbelts. Officers in Hampshire were also given... Read more

27 Apr 2010
The government is to massively expand the nation's network of speed cameras into 20mph residential areas as an alternative to speed bumps. The new cameras will cover entry and exit points to neighbourhoods and will automatically calculate drivers'... Read more

18 Mar 2010
Traffic congestion wastes drivers’ time and fuel, pollutes the atmosphere, reduces employment, and pushes businesses and shoppers away from cities. The Congestion Charge aims to reduce congestion within specified areas of central London. The charge... Read more

15 Mar 2010
Every year in the UK over 16,000 cyclists are killed or injured in reported road accidents, including around 2,500 who are killed or seriously injured. Large lorry’s in towns pose a disproportionately high risk to cyclists. Of particular danger is... Read more

12 Mar 2010
The epidemic of illegal number plates is sweeping the country with motorists altering the spacing, changing the font and moving screws to change the characters so they look like a different one, which makes it difficult to identify the vehicle. In... Read more

11 Mar 2010
One in six of all deaths on Britain's roads are alcohol-related. This means that, in this country, approximately 11 people are killed each week by drunk drivers. On average 3,500 people are killed or seriously injured each year by drink drivers. In... Read more

07 Mar 2010
Motorists who are at risk of being caught up in the latest blitz on the uninsured on our roads should act now if they want to keep their cars, the motor insurance industry has warned. The motor insurance industry estimates that as many as 1.2... Read more

23 Feb 2010
UK Motorists are being urged to stay vigilant to car crime, especially due to the economic climate, which could lead to an increase in vehicle crime. The police unit responsible for fighting car crime has been awarded a £300,000 grant from the Home... Read more

17 Feb 2010
The European Commission is pushing ahead with plans to have every car equipped with an aircraft-like "black box" that will record the vehicle's behaviour immediately before and after a crash. The proposal is part of a wider plan, the Intelligent Car... Read more

03 Feb 2010
Rocketing petrol and diesel costs have contributed to a 17% increase in the overall cost of motoring in the UK. Coupled with hesitant car buyers and limited access to car credit increasing depreciation by a massive 35%, motorists are now forking out... Read more

26 Jan 2010
Motorists have faced a significant increase in the cost of parking fines under new laws giving councils the power to issue tickets of up to £120. A record of 3.58million drivers were hit with parking fines that funnelled £214million into council... Read more

15 Jan 2010
'White Van Man' became a term for rude and reckless drivers of white transit vans after it was apparently coined by other motorists as an issue in UK roads. White van drivers, who have never really seen eye-to-eye with the cyclists who share ‘their... Read more

04 Jan 2010
Britain has become the speed camera capital of Europe with the number of cameras almost trebling in six years. Figures from 2001 revealed there were around 1,500 speed traps; however recent figures show that the number has risen to over 4,300. Many... Read more

03 Dec 2009
Five million UK cyclists may be putting themselves and others at risk because they do not have basic third party insurance cover. Statistics show that around 400,000 bikes are stolen every year and around 26,000 cyclists are involved in cycling... Read more

06 Nov 2009
Boy racers and drivers who don’t say thanks when you’ve let them out are the two most annoying types of road user for British motorists, with a survey revealing there is a need for better manners on UK roads. Boy racers are the most annoying, with... Read more

04 Nov 2009
It has recently been revealed that more than half of UK motorists think the driving test is too easy. With as many as 89% of those who have passed the test in the last two years saying the test should be tougher. Driving instructors also have... Read more

23 Oct 2009
According to motorcycle accident statistics last year, 21,550 motorcyclists were reported casualties on UK roads. Of these unfortunate incidents, 6,049 motorcyclists were killed or seriously injured. Motorcycling is an increasingly popular form of... Read more

15 Jul 2009
A gadget designed to reduce the likelihood of traffic accidents and subsequent car insurance claims recently received recognition from Toyota.The manufacturer handed Gentex Corporation an Excellent Award in the Technology category for its SmartBeam... Read more

20 Apr 2009
More drivers could be asked to pay fines if new speed limits are introduced, it has been claimed.RoadPilot used information from its database to find out that 68 per cent of speed cameras are situated on roads that will be affected if the government... Read more

25 Jan 2009
As many as 73,000 disqualified novice drivers could have returned to the road illegally over the past decade. A record number of newly qualified drivers - 160,000 - have been banned under the controversial New Drivers Act since its introduction in... Read more

18 Jan 2009
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has welcomed the support of transport select committee (TSC) MPs about road policing comments made in a recent Home Office report.TSC MPs criticised the report, which was released in October, for making road... Read more

28 Dec 2008
If the government wants to cut the number of car insurance claims which involve children being killed or injured, it needs to take steps to encourage more individuals to become lollipop people, according to Brake.The road safety charity explained... Read more

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