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Motorists pick up bad habits 10 weeks after passing their test
Wednesday 11th July 2018

New drivers must reach a good level of competence on the roads in order to pass their test, but new research has found that it isn’t long before they forget what they have learned and start to pick up bad habits.

Emma Elsworthy, The Independent, reports:

All the signs you're a back-seat driver, according to study
Friday 6th July 2018

Back seat drivers cause accidents, but how do you know if you are one?

Emma Elsworthy, The Independent, reports:

New MOT test rules could result in more road accidents
Wednesday 23rd May 2018

The new MOT exemption for classic cars more than 40 years old could result in more road accidents due to a lack of understanding and potential safety oversights.

Peter Stubley, The Independent, reports:

Saturday 19th May 2018

Following his accident at the official Bennetts BSB test day at Snetterton on Thursday, Shane remains in the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital under observation for a range of injuries.  

Eyes on the road: Big brother cameras aim to stop distracted motorists from texting, unwrapping burgers or fixing their makeup whilst driving
Wednesday 16th May 2018

A new law will allow cameras to catch motorists using their phones while driving, catching them driving at speed for up to 50 meters. They will also watch to see if drivers are distracted whilst eating food or putting on make up in a bid to make UK roads safer.

Should self driving cars be programmed to sacrifice their passengers?
Monday 14th May 2018

A new study calls for an ‘urgent’ debate over the ethics of autonomous vehicles.

Mollie Cahillane, The Mail Online, reports:

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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