Dangerous Driving

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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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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Survey shows demand for Police to allow uploads of dangerous driving videos

Survey shows demand for Police to allow uploads of dangerous driving videos

59 per cent say they would support an online system that would allow people to upload and report footage of dangerous driving to Police, reveals a survey by YouGov. Jim Densham, Cycling UK’s campaigns and policy manager for Scotland, said the results of the poll show the evidence in favour of bringing in such a …

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U-turns on motorways part of the 18,000 driving tickets issued by police

U-turns on motorways part of the 18,000 driving tickets issued by police

By making thousands of dangerous decisions on UK motorways each year, drivers are putting lives on the line, new data suggests. It was revealed by a survey of 28 police forces in England and Wales that at least 17,775 tickets have been issued over the past five and a half years.  Offences range from making …

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