Speed & Safety Camera News
UK Motorists are being urged to stay vigilant to car crime, especially due to the economic climate, which could lead to an increase in vehicle crime.
The European Commission is pushing ahead with plans to have every car equipped with an aircraft-like "black box" that will record the vehicle's behaviour immediately before and after a crash.
Rocketing petrol and diesel costs have contributed to a 17% increase in the overall cost of motoring in the UK.
Motorists have faced a significant increase in the cost of parking fines under new laws giving councils the power to issue tickets of up to £120.
A record of 3.58million drivers were hit with parking fines that funnelled £214million into council coffers in a single year.
'White Van Man' became a term for rude and reckless drivers of white transit vans after it was apparently coined by other motorists as an issue in UK roads.
Britain has become the speed camera capital of Europe with the number of cameras almost trebling in six years.
Figures from 2001 revealed there were around 1,500 speed traps; however recent figures show that the number has risen to over 4,300.
Five million UK cyclists may be putting themselves and others at risk because they do not have basic third party insurance cover.
Boy racers and drivers who don’t say thanks when you’ve let them out are the two most annoying types of road user for British motorists, with a survey revealing there is a need for better manners on UK roads.
It has recently been revealed that more than half of UK motorists think the driving test is too easy. With as many as 89% of those who have passed the test in the last two years saying the test should be tougher.
According to motorcycle accident statistics last year, 21,550 motorcyclists were reported casualties on UK roads. Of these unfortunate incidents, 6,049 motorcyclists were killed or seriously injured.