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Who will be blamed if a self-driving car has a crash - the owner or the vehicle maker?
Monday 12th March 2018

Self-driving cars have been a hot topic in the news in recent years, but their release on the roads remains controversial. One such worry is who would be accountable should a self-driving car be involved in an accident.

Rob Hull, The Mail Online, reports:


Drivers typically take their eyes off the road for more than two miles in a one-hour journey
Friday 16th February 2018

How many times have you arrived at your destination without being able to recall the exact details of your journey? Perhaps you were distracted by a dog on the pavement, or you needed to change the radio away from that awful song.


Drink driving accident deaths in Britain rise 20% - the most significant jump in casualties since 2000
Wednesday 14th February 2018

With the ban of using a mobile phone behind the wheel becoming much more publicised, has the focus been taken away from the dangers of drink driving?

Rob Hull, The Daily Mail, reports:


Why you should always check your blindspot when changing lanes
Monday 5th February 2018

Checking your blind spot when behind the wheel is a must before any manoeuvre, whether that’s changing lanes on the motorway, parking or simply turning a corner. Despite this, it’s often overlooked, with potentially dangerous consequences.

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We’re a nation of lane-hoggers: just 1 in 4 drivers use the inside lane
Friday 19th January 2018

Are you guilty of lane-hogging? Lane-hogging is when drivers choose to use the middle lane, even when the inside lane is relatively empty, and it’s a fineable offense, due to it being considered as careless driving.

Andrew Brady, Motoring Research, reports:


Dangers of young drivers racing to beat the sat nav
Monday 11th December 2017

One of the joys of a sat nav is the estimated time of arrival it gives you. This enables you to see the remaining time on your journey decreasing as you travel, which should be seen as a helpful addition, not a challenge to beat.

James Salmon, The Mail Online, reports:


Should speed limit signs feature ‘cigarette packet style’ car crash images to deter drivers from exceeding limits?
Wednesday 29th November 2017

Speeding is dangerous, and illegal, but despite this, many drivers are still failing to abide by speed limits. This has raised the question about how to approach a new speeding awareness campaign, featuring gory scenes, much like those seen on cigarette packaging.


Monday 20th November 2017

One in ten vehicles from overseas that were stopped in UK last year had a mechanical problem. Defects included faulty brakes and faulty steering, making them a dangerous addition to our roads.

James Salmon, The Mail Online, reports:


2,000 lorries a year crash into rail bridges
Friday 3rd November 2017

Delays caused by lorries crashing into rail bridges are more common that you may think. It can be an incredibly dangerous collision, and Network Rail are taking precautions to reduce the risk.

Hugo Griffiths, AutoExpress, reports:


Clocks going back brings 20% spike in car accidents
Monday 30th October 2017

Whilst many of us thoroughly enjoyed the extra hour in bed on Sunday, it’s worth noting that it may  be a good idea to be extra vigilant on the roads this week.

Hugo Griffiths, AutoExpress, reports:


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