Dangerous Driving

As offences rise, Transport Secretary cracks down on drug-driving

As offences rise, Transport Secretary cracks down on drug-driving

The Secretary of State for Transport has announced a new crackdown on drug-driving as offences continue to rise. Via a new call for evidence, Grant Shapps wants to change the law so that motorists who are convicted for drug-driving are required to undergo a rehabilitation course before getting back behind the wheel. At present, offenders …

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Drink-driving accidents continue to rise as road policing fails

Drink-driving accidents continue to rise as road policing fails

The proportion of fatal road traffic collisions caused by drink drivers has seen a rise of two per cent, latest figures show. New provisional Government data reveals that in 2020 (the latest year on record), drink-drivers caused an estimated 15 per cent of fatal accidents – an increase from 13 per cent in 2019. It …

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New research shows 43% of motorists have been involved in rear-end collisions

New research shows 43% of motorists have been involved in rear-end collisions

A study by BookMyGarage.com has found that almost half (43%) of UK motorists have been involved in a rear-end collision. The survey by the MOT and servicing price comparison site found that 26% of motorists had been in a rear-end collision as a driver of one of the vehicles involved, while a further 17% had …

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New mobile phone driving laws are a 'missed opportunity' and 'do not go far enough'

New mobile phone driving laws are a ‘missed opportunity’ and ‘do not go far enough’

Road safety experts have labelled the new rules on the use of mobile phones while driving a “missed opportunity” as they do not go far enough. The Government revealed it will be illegal to use a hand-held device under virtually any circumstance while driving, but hands-free calls will still be permitted and the potential risks …

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‘Speeding on autopilot’: over half of drivers still speeding on 30mph roads

‘Speeding on autopilot’: over half of drivers still speeding on 30mph roads

New data has revealed a drop in speeding offences across English roads this year from the spikes registered during the depths of lockdown in 2020 according to the Department for Transport (DfT).  According to the new DfT figures, there was a 12% drop in motorists speeding on 30mph roads between April and September of this …

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UK government tighten rules on handheld phone use while driving

UK government tighten rules on handheld phone use while driving

After a long campaign by traffic safety experts, the law on using your phone while driving is changing. Stricter curbs on using a smartphone while operating a vehicle are expected to be introduced.  Drivers are banned from texting or making a phone call – other than in an emergency – while using a handheld device, …

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Road Safety Week: 300 deaths 'prevented' by lockdown

Road Safety Week: 300 deaths ‘prevented’ by lockdown

New analysis from Brake suggests more than 6,000 serious injuries and around 300 deaths were prevented due to lighter traffic in 2020, compared with 2019. The first in several years, the decline in deaths and serious injuries should herald a renewed road safety focus says Brake at the start of Road Safety Week (November 15-21).  …

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