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Automatic emergency braking systems set to become mandatory in EU
Car Insurance
Friday 8th March 2019

European leaders are set to vote on whether a number of advanced safety systems are to be made compulsory for new vehicles sold in the continent.

James Attwood, Auto Car,

Spike in road accidents during 10-minute evening period
Car Insurance
Wednesday 6th March 2019

Accident rates increase by over 7% during November and March compared to the summer, a study by an accident-management company of almost 60,000 collisions has found.

Tristan Shale-Hester & Hugo

Drivers hit by sky-high fees at UK airport drop-offs
Car Insurance
Monday 4th March 2019

An analysis of the drop-off prices of some of the country’s busiest airports has found that drivers are facing eye-watering fees for picking up those who have just landed.

The

Drink-driving deaths reach eight-year high with up to 330 fatalities in 2017
Car Insurance
Friday 1st March 2019

Research has revealed that in 2017 there was an estimated 26% increase in the number of fatalities caused by drink-driving compared to the year before.

James Gratton, The Sun, reports:

Scrappage scheme announced for London; rest of UK urged to follow suit
Car Insurance
Wednesday 27th February 2019

Up to £48 million of funds have been given to a new scrappage scheme to help motorists dispose of vehicles which do not comply with emissions standards.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto

DVLA crackdown on cars without valid cover in the UK
Car Insurance
Monday 25th February 2019

The number of vehicles without tax has tripled since the abolition of tax discs in 2014, and the DVLA are launching a new campaign to catch tax evaders.

Luke John

Record number of drivers take speed awareness courses
Car Insurance
Friday 22nd February 2019

Almost 1.5 million motorists took part in retraining courses last year, an increase of 36% on 2013.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:

The use of driver retraining courses to avoid

Traffic jams costing drivers £1,317 a year
Car Insurance
Wednesday 20th February 2019

London is the sixth most gridlocked city in the world according to new research, with national congestion costing the UK economy billions of pounds last year.

Neil Lancefield, The Mirror,

Young drivers twice as likely to use a phone behind the wheel
Car Insurance
Monday 18th February 2019

New statistics have shown that 4% of drivers aged 17-29 were seen using their mobile phone whilst driving last year.

The RAC reports:

Young drivers are failing to heed phone