Motoring Accident News
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.
Using your mobile phone whilst driving is both illegal and dangerous. Even when not in use, mobile phones create a distraction with constant notifications, but luckily Apple has provided a solution within their latest update.
Neil Lancefield and Martyn Landi, The Mirror, reports:
It’s important to update both the theoretical and practical driving tests so they remain relevant to our changing roads. However, changes due to take place in December to the practical driving test have received mixed responses.
Rob Hull, The Mail Online, report:
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.