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New drivers aged under 25 could be banned from carrying young passengers

New drivers under the age of 25 could face a ban from carrying young passengers in their vehicle as part of a ‘graduated driving licence’ scheme being considered by Government. Transport minister Richard Holden will consider the plan with road safety campaigners at a meeting on May 16. Road safety charity Brake say drivers of

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Expert reveals little-known functions of car seatbelts that could save your life

A seatbelt could ‘save you’ in several different ways – and it’s not in the way you think, claims a motoring expert. Motorists are well aware that wearing a seatbelt is mandatory for your safety, however one expert has revealed there are other lesser known functions of the belt. TikTok user @chequanlaosi reveals a handy

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Record number of elderly drivers on UK roads sparks calls for mandatory eye tests and health checks

Renewed calls for motorists to have regular eye tests has emerged after it was revealed a record one in 25 driving licence holders in Britain is aged 80 or above. According to PA news agency analysis of Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) figures, some 1.6 million people with a licence are in that age

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Faulty brakes and tyres cause majority of ‘dangerous’ MOT failures

The RAC has claimed that the vast majority of ‘dangerous’ MOT failures are down to issues with tyres and brakes. It was revealed by RAC’s study that problems with lights and reflectors cause mot failures, but faulty brakes or tyres are the cause of most serious failures. Analysing Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) figures,

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‘Highway Code: a year on’ – The British Horse Society’s 2023 campaign launch

This January marks one year since the Department for Transport launched key changes to the Highway Code. Many of which were a direct result of The British Horse Society’s significant involvement in the Highway Code Review’s stakeholder group for vulnerable road users. For equestrians, there were three significant changes: Despite this new guidance in place,

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68 horses killed and 139 riders injured on Britain’s roads in 2022

Despite the Highway Code going through changes aimed at improving safety for horses, it’s been revealed that a total of 68 horses died on Britain’s roads last year and 125 were injured. In 2023 two horses have already been killed, according to the British Horse Society (BHS), which released its 2022 statistics on 29 January.

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