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06 Jun 2010
The Arrive Alive road safety scheme is branching out by targeting other offences. Local police forces and casualty reduction partnership across the country are teaming up to catch out drivers not wearing seatbelts and using mobile phones behind the... Read more

25 May 2010
Motorists are still using mobile phones at the wheel of their cars, Auto Express magazine has reported. A recent survey has found that despite more than 90 per cent of British drivers approving of the ban on mobile phone use while driving, over a... Read more

24 May 2010
Motor insurance claims across the country could be reduced as the result of a new initiative. The Community Safety Partnership and local garages have teamed up in a bid to cut car crime in the locality. Mechanics at UK garages have agreed to fit... Read more

19 May 2010
There are a number of reasons people risk getting behind the wheel without car insurance, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI). The group claimed around one in 20 motorists hit the road without the necessary cover. A spokesperson... Read more

19 Apr 2010
The RAC Foundation has praised younger drivers for their "good effort" in improving their safety on the road, but also said they must try harder to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities caused by car accidents. The RAC Foundation believes... Read more

15 Apr 2010
The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a campaign to show the safety advantages of wearing a seatbelt. The risk is the same wherever you sit in a vehicle, and whatever kind of vehicle it is – on whatever sort of journey. In fact, the... Read more

12 Apr 2010
The government has proposed new plans to tackle the problem of uninsured drivers in the UK, according to the British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA). Two databases will be compared in a bid to root out those driving illegally. One will contain... Read more

23 Mar 2010
The Governments ‘Watchdog’ has broadcast their view that motorists should be forced to pay to drive on the busiest roads to slash greenhouse gas emissions. The government is throwing its weight behind a revolutionary plan that would force motorists... Read more

19 Mar 2010
Incorrect pressure in your tyres can have a multitude of effects, from decreased fuel efficiency to increasing stopping distance. Motorists make the mistake of forgetting to check their tyre pressure when the tyres are cold - the friction between... 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

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

05 Feb 2010
Research has suggested that listening to loud music while driving can seriously hamper reaction times and cause accidents. It is unlikely that cruising along to the gentle sounds of Classic FM will put you in danger of having a car crash but those... Read more

04 Feb 2010
UK laws state that if motorists use or keep a vehicle on a public road, they must display a valid tax disc - As the registered owner of a car, it’s their responsibility to tax it. Most UK motorists accept that driving a car comes with some... 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

02 Feb 2010
Women motorists are twice as likely as men to resort to asking another driver to park their car for them. Recent studies into women’s driving behaviour revealed that women are 23% more likely to hit a car which is perfectly still, be it parked or in... Read more

27 Jan 2010
Drivers who tailgate other motorists while at the wheel are one of the most dangerous threats on UK roads. Recent surveys reveal that 60% of women regard tailgating as dangerous, whereas only 47% of men believe this to be the case. Similarly 40% of... 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

18 Jan 2010
It really is extremely difficult these days to undertake a journey and arrive at your destination without having some form of confrontation with, or at least having your blood pressure raised, by another driver. It is not surprising that according... 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

13 Jan 2010
More than 40,000 motorists risk being fined up to £1,000 because they are unwittingly driving without a valid licence. Drivers have to pay £17.50 to renew their card, which will earn the Treasury an estimated £437million over 25 years. New DVLA... Read more

11 Jan 2010
Stopping to ask for directions is becoming something of the past with the development of Satellite Navigation Systems, which navigate you to your desired destination and even give you an estimated time of arrival - a great way to plan a journey and... Read more

07 Jan 2010
Smoking while behind the wheel reduces the level of concentration as well as posing a fire risk from falling hot ash – both of which could easily result in an accident. Driving while trying to multi-task is not a safe option - yet many still do.... Read more

26 Dec 2009
Even though there are millions of pounds spent every year on improving the road conditions throughout the UK, there are still numerous accidents that could have been avoided. Roads are man-made, which means human errors inevitably occur. resulting... Read more

22 Dec 2009
Christmas is a time of parties and social engagements. It’s also a time which could have serious implications for drivers. The number of motorists caught drink-driving over the Christmas period fell by nearly a fifth in 2008, however now the festive... Read more

17 Dec 2009
Recent surveys have revealed that drivers are dicing with danger getting behind the wheel when stressed, with more than a third of motorists admit they drive more erratically when they feel stressed. A shocking 4 out of 5 UK drivers admit to... Read more

15 Dec 2009
According to statistics young drivers double the risk of fatality or serious injury when driving at night. One of the difficulties with driving in real darkness is the lack of perception. It may appear that modern headlights give very good... Read more

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