Author Archives: Tonks Peter

Latest drink-driving figures “very disappointing”

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The number of people either killed or injured in drink-drink crashes has climbed to its highest level since 2012, according to the Department for Transport. The DfT final estimates for traffic accidents involving illegal alcohol levels in 2016 make for … Continue reading

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Brake urges full review of road safety laws as cycling offence consultation is launched

News from Brake Sunday, 12 August 2018 news@brake.org.uk   The Department for Transport has announced the launch of a consultation which will look at whether a new offence equivalent to causing death by careless or dangerous driving should be introduced … Continue reading

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Areas with the highest levels of car theft in the UK revealed

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The most likely places in the UK to have your car stolen have been revealed, with London leading the way. New analysis of more than five million car insurance inquiries released by price comparison website Moneysupermarket shows Romford to be … Continue reading

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Apple could be introducing AR windshields perfect for FaceTime

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Your car could act a lot more like your iPhone in the future – at least according to Apple patent fillings for an augmented reality windshield. Patently Apple found a European patent application for a windshield display that presents map … Continue reading

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Brake comments on increase in drink-driving deaths and injuries

News from Brake Thursday, 9 August 2018 news@brake.org.uk   The Department for Transport has today (Thursday 9 August) published statistics on drink drive crashes in Great Britain for 2016 [1]. This shows drink-driving deaths and injuries are at the highest … Continue reading

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£20 fine for engine idling being adopted by several councils

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A growing number of councils are introducing on-the-spot £20 fines for drivers who leave their engines running while stationary in a bid to cut vehicle emissions. The Times reports that Nottinghamshire city council has become the latest local authority to … Continue reading

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Brake responds to sentencing of Mohmed Patel for causing death by dangerous driving

News from Brake Tuesday 7 August 2018 News@brake.org.uk   Mohmed Salman Patel has today been jailed for six years and been disqualified from driving for nine years after being found guilty of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving. … Continue reading

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The launch of Driver2020 – how to get involved

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Driver2020 is a real-world trial of interventions designed to help newly-qualified drivers improve their skills and safety when they begin driving post-test. It forms part of the Government’s Road Safety Strategy, first mentioned in the 2015 Road Safety Statement. The … Continue reading

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Digital in-car road signs to be trialled in November

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Highways England are reportedly trialling an innovative new system where instead of using physical road signs, all the traffic information is beamed straight to your car. The technology works using the next generation of phone signals known as 5G and … Continue reading

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Smartphone addiction findings highlight road safety danger

News from Brake Thursday 2 August 2018 News@brake.org.uk   A report published today by the communications watchdog, Ofcom, has highlighted the extent of the UK’s mobile phone addiction. The report found that smartphone owners cannot go 12 minutes without checking … Continue reading

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