20% of motorists haven’t read the Highway Code for over a decade

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Over a third of UK motorists haven’t looked at the Highway Code since they first passed their driving test, according to data gathered by Halfords Autocentres. The repairs and servicing specialists surveyed 22,000 drivers on their driving knowledge as part … Continue reading

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Young Driver launches motorway driving lessons for 10 year olds

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Young Driver, the UK’s largest pre-17 driving school has announced it will be launching motorway style lessons for children aged 10 and over. The announcement comes as a survey of 1,000 UK motorists, conducted by TLF on behalf of Young … Continue reading

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‘Speed on green’ cameras trialled in Merseyside

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Police are trialling a new type of speed camera, which detects speeding offences as well as catching drivers jumping red lights. ‘Speed on green’ cameras are part of a scheme aiming to reduce vehicle speeds and cut the number of … Continue reading

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Drink driving deaths reach record high

News from Brake Thursday 14 February 2019 news@brake.org.uk   The Department for Transport has today published provisional estimates for drink drive crashes and casualties in Great Britain in 2017. This shows that there has been an estimated increase in the … Continue reading

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Drivers call on Government to ensure high car safety standards post-Brexit

News from Brake 14 February 2019 news@brake.org.uk   Drivers across the UK are calling on the Government to ensure high car safety standards post Brexit, according to a new report published by Brake, the road safety charity, and Direct Line. … Continue reading

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First year of driving could cost young drivers over £9,000

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A study by insurance company Admiral has found that under-25s could be spending as much as £9,136 in their first year of driving. The cost of learning to drive is included in this, with Admiral’s Young Driver Report estimating the … Continue reading

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Record numbers of drivers sent on driver retraining courses

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New figures show that attendance of driver retraining courses as an alternative to penalty licence points is up by a more than a third in the past five years. Data from the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS) found that … Continue reading

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Highways England launches competition to help shape the roads of the future

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The government has promised £20m to fund projects to create ‘digital roads’ with smart technology. Highways England has set aside the funds to invest in projects that will change the way the UK’s motorways and major roads are designed, managed … Continue reading

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DVLA’s tips to avoid being caught out by car tax fraudsters

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After a recent spate of fraudsters targeting motorists pretending to be from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), the agency have warned drivers to watch out for online car tax scams. Such scams see criminals send fake texts and … Continue reading

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AA warns that technology cannot replace traffic officers

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The AA has emphasised the importance of traffic officers in tackling motor offences, stating that they cannot be replaced by technology such as dash cams and speed cameras. In a letter to the Police Federation, AA president Edmund King said, … Continue reading

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