Motoring Accident News
Britain's roads have continued to get safer but some remain up to ten per cent more risky than others says new research. The survey, conducted by the European Road Assessment Programme (EuroRAP) and the AA found that eight per cent of UK roads are rated as high or medium danger.
Many motorists are taking increasingly longer journeys in their vehicles, whether for work or simply a long weekend the distances travelled can be considerable.
Noisy cars and bikes are the second most irritating neighbourhood noise, says an RAC poll, cruelly refusing to reveal what occupied the number one slot.
Age is not a significant factor when it comes to driving, according to a breakdown organisation that rejects claims that compulsory eye tests should be introduced for over-70s.
Our cars are becoming more and more filled with new technology designed to help make driving easier; electric windows, air conditioning, power steering all contribute to a better driving experience.
Every day many of the country’s motorists take some sort of medication; it may be a simple pain killer or a more robust drug like a hay fever remedy. However, it seems that some drivers are not aware of the effects these tablets are having on their driving.
With motorists having to pay more and more to keep their cars on the road every potential saving is vital. Recent research has revealed that checking tyres could help ease the financial burden of vehicle owners.
In an attempt to cut down the numbers of accidents and insurance claims involving company vehicles a new scheme may be introduced which will force drivers to pay fines.
A mind-reading computer programme, developed by Cambridge and MIT scientists, could help reduce car insurance premiums.
Many drivers say that they feel safer when behind the wheel of their car than when travelling by train, plane or ferry, despite being substantially more likely to die.