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Driverless cars could cause accidents because they will enable motorists to sleep at the wheel
Wednesday 22nd March 2017

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:

Motorist stopped for eating cereal at the wheel during police crackdown
Friday 10th February 2017

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!

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The AA have launched a short film that demonstrates the dangers of texting at the wheel
Wednesday 7th December 2016

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.

Drivers who kill whilst on mobile phones will face life sentences
Monday 5th December 2016

The punishment for using your mobile phone whilst driving is set to dramatically increase if it causes an accident resulting in death.

Drink-drivers are to be taught the dangers of drug-driving.
Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Just when you think drink-driving is of the most dangerous activities you can do behind the wheel; we’re introduced to the growing problem of drug-driving. Research has shown those convicted of drink-driving are more likely to risk drug-driving, prompting a new scheme to try and tackle it.

Lexus operated by Google - BeWiser
Friday 3rd July 2015

Two self-driving cars from different companies have been involved in a close call on the roads of California, US. This raises the question of their safety, practicality and ability to self-correct if necessary.

Stay Safe On The Roads This Summer
Tuesday 16th June 2015

We often think of winter as the time when we should take the greatest care on the roads, with snow, ice and other dangers to contend with. But summer comes with its own reasons to be cautious.

What Causes Summer Breakdowns?

Drive-by Accident Snaps Lead To Prosecutions
Thursday 4th June 2015

On May 28th a four lorry pile up occurred on the A14 between Histon and Girton. The accident was captured on the mobile phone cameras of passing drivers, and 15 of them are to be prosecuted.

Takata Faulty Airbag Recall Reaches 34 Million
Thursday 28th May 2015

Takata, the Japanese airbag maker, has revealed that over 34 million cars have defective airbags installed; causing  safety concerns, and the biggest recall in US automotive history. Regulators have said that Takata have still not found the cause of the defected airbags.

Driverless cars could potentially offer a wealth of benefits and more functions than we expec
Thursday 28th May 2015

Over 70% of motorists would not trust driverless cars, a recent survey has found.

The poll asked drivers if they would trust a driverless car that doesn’t have any passengers inside, and 72% claimed they wouldn’t trust driverless cars under any circumstances.

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