Motoring Accident News
Are you confident that you’re fitting your child’s car seat properly? Well, perhaps you might want to check it again as The Daily Mail Reports that 6 of 7 car seats are fitted poorly!
Ray Massey, The Daily Mail, reports:
Unfortunately, rage road remains a problem on British roads. Whilst being on the receiving end is intimidating and no doubt infuriating, it’s important to be able to take it down a gear and take the higher road.
Lucy Taylor, MSN news, reports:
Our emergency services work hard to keep us safe, and quite often with ambulances, time is critical in saving lives. So, what if our roads changed to make it more difficult to let ambulances past? People fear that designated, curbed off cycle paths may be doing just this.
Getting distracted is part of being human, but when you’re behind the wheel it’s hugely important to remain vigilant for the safety of both yourself and other road users.
Rob Hull, The Mail Online, reports:
'I didn't see you.'
Does ‘driving’ a driverless car really mean you can take your eyes off the road, or will passengers still need to keep an eye out for potential hazards? In which case, what’s the point of a driverless car in the first place?
Steven Swinford, The Telegraph, reports:
Driving whilst using a mobile phone is illegal, it’s a major cause of distraction and this makes it dangerous to both yourself and other road users. Recently, a man has taken this to a whole other level, by eating his breakfast cereal at the wheel!
RAC news reports:
The AA has released a short film to highlight the dangers of texting and driving. At over 11 minutes long it’s a longer than normal campaign, but certainly powerful.
The punishment for using your mobile phone whilst driving is set to dramatically increase if it causes an accident resulting in death.
Just when you think drink-driving is of the most dangerous activities you can do behind the wheel; we’re introduced to the growing problem of drug-driving. Research has shown those convicted of drink-driving are more likely to risk drug-driving, prompting a new scheme to try and tackle it.
Two self-driving cars from different companies have been involved in a close call on the roads of California, US. This raises the question of their safety, practicality and ability to self-correct if necessary.