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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:


All new cars to come with 'eCall' technology
Wednesday 11th October 2017

If you’ve involved in an accident and you’re unable to call the emergency services, you will undoubtedly rely on members of the public to step in and take control. But what if you have an accident in a more remote location? This is where ‘eCall’ technology really can save lives.


Survey reveals men are twice as likely to write off their car than women
Wednesday 27th September 2017

New research has found that men are more than twice as likely to write off a car than women.

Ted Welford, MSN news, reports:


Tired lorry drivers face new £300 on-the-spot fine for staying at the wheel in a bid to reduce accidents involving HGVs
Monday 25th September 2017

Tiredness kills. Although this is a well-known campaign, unfortunately some drivers still fail to stop and rest at correct intervals, and some may not realise just how long they’ve been behind the wheel.

Rob Hull, The Mail Online, reports:


Learner drivers to be allowed on to motorways in Government shake-up
Wednesday 30th August 2017

Learner drivers are currently not allowed on motorways, but it looks as though that’s set to change.

Neil Lancefield, The Independent, reports:


Why drivers should NEVER try to follow a friend’s car
Thursday 13th July 2017

Taking a road trip with friends is probably on the cards at some point this summer, and whilst it might sound like a good idea to just follow your friend’s car, as they know the way, it’s important for every driver in the group to plan their own route.


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