The UK has been enjoying so fantastic weather in recent weeks, but with the sun also comes swift summer storms. The safest action is to stay at home - but if you have to go out in your car then here is some great tips from the Institute of Advanced Motoring on how to cope:
The government proposes increasing the number of penalty points applied to a driver’s licence for using a mobile phone while driving from 3 to 6 points, in an attempt to improve road safety.
Mark Bower-Dyke, chairman of Be Wiser Insurance had this to say:
A recent poll by Be Wiser Insurance discovered that nearly two-thirds (58%) of British motorists don't know if they are covered to drive in the EEC, or believe that they are not covered.
A recent survey, by an online warranty firm, asked 500 motorists in Britain about what they thought was the most dangerous driving offence. Surprisingly, the dangers of speeding was only recognised by a small percentage.
Some hospital trusts in the UK are netting almost £4million per year solely in car parking charges. The NHS has had to reveal this information after a freedom of information request was made last year.
The report was covered in a news article on Aol Money:
Learning to drive can be scary for younger drivers, and often a minor problem can cause a test failure.
Sun Motors has reported a helpful top ten tips on how to relax pass your test:
“1. Don’t plan for the test, plan for life.
Even though recent statistics have shown that overall road deaths in the UK are falling the Government are still looking for ways to reduce casualties.
A proposal to allow a 10 minute “grace period” for parking on double yellow lines in town centres has been dropped by the Government after a public consultation.
The BBC reported the story:
A recent report by road safety charity, Institute of Advanced Motorists has revealed that the number of serious accidents on 20mph roads has increased by over a quarter last year.
The news was reported by Yahoo Cars:
A worrying trend has been revealed that many learner drivers already have points on their licence before they even pass their driving test.
The figures were in a news report by the online magazine Motors: