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Drug drivers on Britain's roads hit record levels
Friday 14th December 2018

Accidents involving drug-drivers rose by more than 50%, data from the Department of Transport has shown.

Rebecca Camber, The Daily Mail, reports:

The number of drug-drivers caught on Britain's roads has hit a record level, figures reveal today.

Thursday 13th September 2018

While there has been an 11 percent decrease in UK road accidents within the last five years, there were still 181,384 reported cases during 2016.

Increase in drink-drive deaths in 2016 revealed
Friday 24th August 2018

Figures released by the Department for Transport show over 200 people were killed in drink-drive related road accidents in the UK during 2016.

Hugo Griffiths, Auto Express, reports:

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:

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