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Tuesday 31st August 2010

Companies, whose drivers use their phones while driving could be held liable for their behaviour and prosecuted, say police. A trial scheme is currently under way in London where company drivers caught using their mobiles are being fined £30 and told their employer could be interviewed.

Wednesday 28th July 2010

Three law lords have backed a truck driver prosecuted for obstructing the police because he warned other drivers of a speed trap. A Somerset court originally convicted the truck driver of wilful obstruction after police claimed that he had waved a warning to oncoming traffic.

Wednesday 14th July 2010

SmartWater is being used by local police forces across the nation to ‘trap’ car thieves. The substance, which is forensically-encoded, enables stolen goods to be 'recognised' and recovered, as information concerning models is stored in a database.

Sunday 4th July 2010

Petrol station operators have reported increasing numbers of criminals fixing fake plates to their cars and driving away from pumps without paying. The scam is becoming more and more worthwhile, as fuel prices continue to rise.

Tuesday 8th June 2010

Police officers across the UK are being given targets in a bid to catch speeding motorists. Chiefs in Norfolk have told the county's police force to focus on speeding drivers and those caught without seatbelts.

Sunday 6th June 2010

The Arrive Alive road safety scheme is branching out by targeting other offences. Local police forces and casualty reduction partnership across the country are teaming up to catch out drivers not wearing seatbelts and using mobile phones behind the wheel.

Tuesday 25th May 2010

Motorists are still using mobile phones at the wheel of their cars, Auto Express magazine has reported.

Monday 24th May 2010

Motor insurance claims across the country could be reduced as the result of a new initiative. The Community Safety Partnership and local garages have teamed up in a bid to cut car crime in the locality.

Wednesday 19th May 2010

There are a number of reasons people risk getting behind the wheel without car insurance, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI). The group claimed around one in 20 motorists hit the road without the necessary cover.

Monday 19th April 2010

The RAC Foundation has praised younger drivers for their "good effort" in improving their safety on the road, but also said they must try harder to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities caused by car accidents.

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