Weather & Driving News
Every year in the UK over 16,000 cyclists are killed or injured in reported road accidents, including around 2,500 who are killed or seriously injured.
One in six of all deaths on Britain's roads are alcohol-related. This means that, in this country, approximately 11 people are killed each week by drunk drivers.
Millions of motorists throughout the UK are continuing to reel from the global economic crisis, with predictions that petrol prices could hit 120p a litre, it’s no surprise there has been a detrimental impact on motorist’s vehicle buying habits.
The AA has released fresh research suggesting that the environmental impact of a vehicle is growing in importance amongst the factors considered by motorists.
Motorcyclists are one of the most vulnerable groups of road users, and are 45 times more likely to be killed on the road than car drivers.
Motorcyclists represent less than 1% of all road traffic but suffer 18% of deaths and serious injuries on our roads.
Even though there are millions of pounds spent every year on improving the road conditions throughout the UK, there are still numerous accidents that could have been avoided.
Christmas is a time of parties and social engagements. It’s also a time which could have serious implications for drivers.
Recent surveys have revealed that drivers are dicing with danger getting behind the wheel when stressed, with more than a third of motorists admit they drive more erratically when they feel stressed.
Studies have revealed that there are more road accidents on a Friday than any other day of the week. Results show that the end-of-the-week rush accounts for more than 17% of accidents.
Driving in the dark on unfamiliar roads is a major cause of car accidents in the UK, particularly in country areas with small winding roads. The risk of a fatal accident is three times higher at night than during the day.