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Should motorists re-take their driving test every five years?
Wednesday 6th December 2017

Five years is arguably enough time to pick up bad driving habits and maybe get a little lazy behind the wheel. So, could making drivers re-take their driving test regularly really make our roads a safer place?

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Supermarkets launch Christmas petrol price war
Tuesday 5th December 2017

December is an expensive time of the year, with Christmas presents to buy for loved ones and no doubt a few Christmas parties to attend. So the prospect of a price war for petrol will certainly be well received.

Hugo Griffiths, AutoExpress, reports:

Should speed limit signs feature ‘cigarette packet style’ car crash images to deter drivers from exceeding limits?
Wednesday 29th November 2017

Speeding is dangerous, and illegal, but despite this, many drivers are still failing to abide by speed limits. This has raised the question about how to approach a new speeding awareness campaign, featuring gory scenes, much like those seen on cigarette packaging.

Gridlock UK : Britons waste up to six minutes per mile in traffic jams as congestion hits all-time highs
Monday 27th November 2017

No-one likes being stuck in traffic, not even if you have an excellent playlist or your favourite DJ is on the radio. It’s a time-consuming fact of driving, and apparently traffic jams are at an all-time high.

James Salmon, The Daily Mail, reports:

One third of motorists looking to switch from petrol and diesel for their next car
Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Electric cars are growing in popularity, so much so that one third of motorists are looking to buy one for their next vehicle.

Simon Davis, Yahoo! News, reports:

Monday 20th November 2017

One in ten vehicles from overseas that were stopped in UK last year had a mechanical problem. Defects included faulty brakes and faulty steering, making them a dangerous addition to our roads.

James Salmon, The Mail Online, reports:

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:

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