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.
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.
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.
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.
Motorists are still using mobile phones at the wheel of their cars, Auto Express magazine has reported.
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.
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.
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.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a campaign to show the safety advantages of wearing a seatbelt. The risk is the same wherever you sit in a vehicle, and whatever kind of vehicle it is – on whatever sort of journey.
The government has proposed new plans to tackle the problem of uninsured drivers in the UK, according to the British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA).