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Monday 27th September 2010

All drivers caught on mobile phones should be charged with dangerous driving, according to a former police traffic expert. Currently, a £60 fine and a three-point licence penalty is the punishment for those caught endangering the lives of themselves and others by flouting the law.


Tuesday 7th September 2010

If drivers were to perform more efficient safety checks on their Lorries, roadside prohibitions and roadworthiness issues would be curbed, it has been claimed.


Sunday 5th September 2010

A road safety group has claimed that the police should be given the power to breathalyse drivers at random.


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.


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