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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.

Apple’s ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ feature welcomed by motoring groups
Monday 10th July 2017

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:

Teach people to stop tail-gaiting and remove the new ‘dangerous’ reversing move.
Monday 3rd July 2017

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:

Parents warned they are playing 'Russian roulette' with their children's lives after investigation finds just one in seven car seats are fitted properly
Wednesday 14th June 2017

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:

7 steps to take when you are a victim of road rage
Wednesday 7th June 2017

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:

Paramedics warn cycle lanes are putting lives at risk by stopping traffic from moving out of the way of ambulances
Tuesday 30th May 2017

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.

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