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Self-driving cars ‘will transform the lives of the elderly’.
Friday 10th November 2017

The Transport Secretary says that new autonomous vehicles will allow old people to retain their freedom, giving them the option to travel independently.

James Salmon, The Daily Mail, reports:

Almost half of drivers have felt blinded by others
Friday 10th November 2017

If you’ve ever felt blinded by another car’s headlights, and the likelihood is that you have, the two second effect is enough time to travel half a football pitch, making it more than just an inconvenience – it makes it dangerous.

Rob Hull, The Mail Online, reports:

Driving while sleep deprived ‘is as bad as drunk-driving’
Friday 10th November 2017

Scientists have found that brain cells stop working completely without sleep and can completely switch off. This makes driving whilst tired a huge safety risk, and has been considered to be as bad as drink driving.

Victoria Allen, The Daily Mail, reports:

Should bicycles have number plates and MOT tests?
Friday 10th November 2017

Cyclists that don’t abide by the rules of the road, such as stopping at red lights, undertaking and disregarding zebra crossings, for example, can be a frustration for drivers. But should they have number plates and MOT tests to hold them accountable?

Rob Hull, the Mail Online, reports:

Are you ready for winter driving?
Monday 6th November 2017

Colder, darker evenings create a riskier driving environment, and it can also affect the health of your car. Ensuring your car is ready for the winter, and that you as the driver understand potential hazards, will help to keep you and other road users safe during these colder months.

2,000 lorries a year crash into rail bridges
Friday 3rd November 2017

Delays caused by lorries crashing into rail bridges are more common that you may think. It can be an incredibly dangerous collision, and Network Rail are taking precautions to reduce the risk.

Hugo Griffiths, AutoExpress, reports:

Car theft is on the rise – here’s how to avoid being a victim
Wednesday 1st November 2017

With car theft on the rise, it’s important to take the necessary precautions to reduce the risk of becoming a victim.

Alex Robbins, The Telegraph, reports:

Clocks going back brings 20% spike in car accidents
Monday 30th October 2017

Whilst many of us thoroughly enjoyed the extra hour in bed on Sunday, it’s worth noting that it may  be a good idea to be extra vigilant on the roads this week.

Hugo Griffiths, AutoExpress, reports:

Top five most difficult manoeuvres rated by motorists
Friday 27th October 2017

Driving is much more than simply getting from A to B, it requires a series of manoeuvres that a driver needs to be confident in, should they need to park, turn around or emergency brake.

Gareth Herincx, MSN news, reports:

Motorists will make 84 illegal turns, kerb their wheels 66 times and have 51 blazing arguments, all within their ‘life of driving’.
Wednesday 25th October 2017

When behind the wheel, it’s important to remain focussed and calm. You should have planned your route with plenty of time and be well rehearsed in knowing the rules of the road. However, many drivers fail to take such care, resulting in astounding figures that suggest negligence when driving.

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