Driver Behaviour

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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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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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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