Monthly Archives: September 2018

Over a quarter of those killed in cars in 2017 were not wearing seat belts

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Government figures have revealed that in 2017, the proportion of car occupants who were killed while not wearing a seat belt reached the highest level on record. The Department for Transport (DfT) released its annual road casualty report on Thursday, … Continue reading

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Stephen Twigg MP wins award for efforts to improve road safety near schools

News from Brake Friday 28 September 2018 news@brake.org.uk   Stephen Twigg, Member of Parliament for Liverpool, West Derby, has been awarded the Brake and Direct Line Group Parliamentarian Award for September, for his efforts to improve road safety near schools. … Continue reading

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Rise in use of black box insurance helps to drive down premiums

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New statistics released by research firm, Consumer Intelligence, have revealed that car insurance premiums have fallen by more than 9% in the last 12 months. The average annual cost of a fully comprehensive insurance policy in the UK is now … Continue reading

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Brake comments as David Beckham escapes speeding conviction on technicality

News from Brake Thursday 27 September News@brake.org.uk   David Beckham has today been found not guilty of speeding on a technicality after the Judge concluded that the notice of intended prosecution arrived a day late, as argued by Mr Beckham’s … Continue reading

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Brake comments as Britain’s road safety record stagnates

News from Brake Thursday 27 September News@brake.org.uk   Improvement in Britain’s road safety has stagnated, with the number of people killed and seriously injured on Britain’s roads increasing marginally from 2016 – 2017, according to Government statistics published today [1]. … Continue reading

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DVLA digital services launch on Google Assistant

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In July last year DVLA introduced it’s DVLA skill through Amazon’s Alexa, allowing customers to check their vehicle tax and MOT status. Since July more than 14,000 customers have used it. In response to the popularity over the smart speaker, … Continue reading

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School initiative introduces bicycle number plates for its students

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A South London school is planning to ban students from cycling to school unless they fit them with a number plate. Stanley Park High, in Carshalton, is introducing the scheme to help keep children safe when cycling to school and … Continue reading

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Quarter of motorists ‘not confident’ they can see to drive

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One in four UK motorists say they would struggle to pass the police eye test check – the test used to determine if a driver’s eyesight meets the minimum standard. The practical driving test includes an eyesight check, where candidates … Continue reading

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West Midlands Police catch drivers using mobiles from bus

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West Midlands Police have taken on a new technique to catch drivers using their phones at the wheel. Officers used the top deck of double-decker buses to stake out those on their phones. Police are urging members of the public … Continue reading

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ADI jailed in sexual assault case

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A driving instructor in Scotland has been jailed for sexual assaulting 14 female pupils. Neil Addison, 55, carried out the attacks on young women between June 2014 and August 2017. Several of his victims described how Addison, from Cupar, had … Continue reading

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