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Police could take tougher approach to speeding
Friday 31st August 2018

An investigation into the police’s current speed enforcement guidelines has been opened, to see whether current ‘buffer zones’ are too lenient.

Hugo Griffiths, Auto Express, reports:


Drink drive alcohol interlocks get first UK trial
Friday 10th August 2018

A new initiative has been launched in an attempt to stop repeat offenders driving under the influence of alcohol.

Hugo Griffiths, Auto Express, reports:

Durham police will offer free car alcohol interlocks to people who commit crimes “where alcohol is a factor”


8-year-olds among children caught driving underage
Wednesday 8th August 2018

Alarming statistics have shown that over 1,000 underage drivers have been caught speeding on the road in the last year, with some offenders being as young as eight years old.

The RAC reports:


Eyes on the road: Big brother cameras aim to stop distracted motorists from texting, unwrapping burgers or fixing their makeup whilst driving
Wednesday 16th May 2018

A new law will allow cameras to catch motorists using their phones while driving, catching them driving at speed for up to 50 meters. They will also watch to see if drivers are distracted whilst eating food or putting on make up in a bid to make UK roads safer.


UK driving laws coming in 2018 - How YOU will be affected by new rules and punishments
Wednesday 9th May 2018

It is quite common to discuss the legalities of certain manoeuvres and road laws with friends and colleagues, but you need to keep on top of new laws.

Luke John Smith, Express, reports:


The Met Police’s new fleet of cars will emit only water
Friday 23rd March 2018

As we move towards a future of cars that are more considerate to the environment, it comes as a pleasant surprise that the Met Police are leading the way in low emission vehicles.

Richard Aucock, Motoring Research, reports:


Number of driving penalty points issued fell by a quarter in 2017, as UK motorists fear harsher fines.
Wednesday 14th March 2018

Experts believe the higher chance of receiving both a fine and endorsements for motoring offences has kerbed some illegal activity on the roads.

Rob Hull, Mail Online, reports:


Police found using mobile speed cameras for non-speeding offences
Wednesday 7th February 2018

A recent investigation found that 20 police forces are using mobile speed cameras to catch drivers using phones and not wearing seatbelts.

Hugo Griffiths, Auto Express news, 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:


Do you know all the motoring offences? Here’s 10 you probably didn’t know
Friday 14th July 2017

Being fully aware of the rules of the road is something every driver should feel confident of. But, are there certain rules of the highway code that you’re unwittingly breaking?

Sophie Kitching, The Telegraph, reports:


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