Shortly the government will introduce legislation which will make it an offence to “hog” the middle lane, and tail-gate other road users. Be Wiser Insurance welcomes the new laws.
Mark Bower-Dyke, Chairman of Be Wiser Insurance, comments:
Although the vast majority of UK drivers would probably deny speeding if asked it is clear that many people do driver faster than the limit on many occasions. Bad news is on the horizon, however, with a new government proposal to increase fines by up to 50% for speeding.
While most drivers in the UK own a mobile phone mixing the two activities can be deadly. It has been well documented in previous years how distracting talking on a mobile phone can be whilst driving, and even those using a hands-free set can still be in danger.
Company car drivers are more likely to have received speeding points than other road users, claims a leading vehicle hire firm. On average around one in six drivers of company cars have been caught speeding compared with about one in ten of the rest of the country’s motorists.
It seems that not only are cars at risk of being stolen or broken into while parked, but now a worrying increase in theft when the driver is present is bringing the driving nation to its knees.