Matthew Russell

Matthew Russell
Plans are being considered to charge drivers ‘by the mile’

Plans are being considered to charge drivers ‘by the mile’

New plans are being considered by Rishi Sunak which reveals that motorists could be charged for every mile they drive on Britain’s roads. The Chancellor is mulling over the move to fill a £40 billion tax shortfall caused by the rise in popularity of electric cars, The Times reports. The London Congestion Zone, the M6 …

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Video: Driving instructor films moment a driver’s door is ripped off by a passing car

A driver narrowly avoided serious injury when he opened his car door into the path of a passing vehicle.  On Riverbank Road in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, the Land Rover’s door was ripped from its hinges in the collision, which was captured on dashcam by a passing car. The footage was captured by driving instructor …

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A plateau in deaths calls for lower drink-drive limit

A plateau in deaths calls for lower drink-drive limit

Drink-driving deaths in Great Britain have plateaued for the ninth consecutive year, prompting calls for a lower drink-drive limit, the use of alcolocks and a wider implementation of rehabilitation courses for offenders. A total of 230 people were killed in road traffic accidents in 2019 (the most recent year for which data is available) where …

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A top priority for car and van drivers is the quality of road surfaces

A top priority for car and van drivers is the quality of road surfaces

New research from Transport Focus has found that almost two thirds (65%) of car and van drivers say the maintenance of existing roads is more important than building new roads or adding lanes to existing ones. The independent watchdog spoke to more than 5,600 drivers to understand their priorities for improvement to England’s major roads …

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An eight year high in the number killed or seriously injured by drink-driving

An eight year high in the number killed or seriously injured by drink-driving

The number of people killed or seriously injured (KSI) in drive-drive crashes reached an eight-year high in 2019, new figures show. The government figures show that this number was 2,050, which was an increase despite overall casualties of 7,800 representing a drop of 10 per cent. This is the highest level since 2011. During 2019, …

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UK car production slumps to lowest level in over 60 years

UK car production slumps to lowest level in over 60 years

Car manufacturing output in July plummeted to its lowest level since 1956, as the industry struggled with the global shortage of computer chips and Covid-related staff absences. British car production totalled just 53,438 units in July, a drop of 37.6% compared with the same month in 2020, according to figures from the Society of Motor …

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UK car production slumps to lowest level since 1956

UK car production slumps to lowest level since 1956

Car manufacturing output in July plummeted to its lowest level since 1956, as the industry struggled with the global shortage of computer chips and Covid-related staff absences. British car production totalled just 53,438 units in July, a drop of 37.6% compared with the same month in 2020, according to figures from the Society of Motor …

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Drivers warned that using headphones is a risk of distraction

Drivers warned that using headphones is a risk of distraction

Motorists wearing headphones while driving are being warned that they could be at a higher risk of having an accident and/or incurring penalties. Quotezone.co.uk, a car insurance comparison site, warns that while there is no specific law that states a driver can’t have headphones on, the risks should make drivers think again. Department for Transport …

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