Monthly Archives: December 2018

New Jaguar Land Rover tech opens doors

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Jaguar Land Rover has developed a mobility door prototype that automatically opens as the driver approaches. Likened to ‘an invisible valet’, the door can be opened by gesture control as well as using motion sensors and existing keyless entry technology … Continue reading

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MPs raise concern over safety of smart motorways

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A group of MPs have raised concerns over the safety of smart motorways and are calling for the rollout to be paused. Smart motorways work by using the hard shoulder as a fourth lane, with variable speed limits to control … Continue reading

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Severn bridges toll scrapped

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For the first time in 52 years, drivers can travel for free across the Severn Crossings. The two bridges see 25 million journeys across the Severn every year. The final driver to pay to cross over from England to Wale … Continue reading

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Road rage concern for motorists

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A new survey has revealed that 43% of motorists say they have been victims of road rage. The survey of over 2,000 motorists found that 20% of male motorists admit to being aggressive after incidents on the road, in comparison … Continue reading

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Brake comments on car lobby opposing lifesaving safety measures

News from Brake Friday 14 December News@brake.org.uk   Brake responds to news that car industry lobbyists are pushing MEPs to water down road safety measures, with research showing their weakened proposals could result in approximately 1,300 more people being killed … Continue reading

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Brake responds to Scottish drink driving study

News from Brake Thursday 13 December News@brake.org.uk   Road safety charity, Brake, has responded to a new study which found reducing the drink drive limit in Scotland did not lead to a reduction in road traffic crashes.   The study, … Continue reading

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Road safety charity issues warning about the dangers of drink-driving this Christmas party season

News from Brake Thursday 13 December News@brake.org.uk   As Christmas parties take place across the county, the road safety charity Brake is working with James Dutschak-Kavanagh, who was seriously injured by a drink-driver on Christmas Day 2015, to issue a … Continue reading

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Ford’s ‘sleep suit’ highlights dangers of driving when fatigued

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In the midst of Christmas party season, we often see an increase in awareness campaigns around drink or drug driving. However, it is important not to forget the impact of fatigue when driving. According to experts, remaining awake for periods … Continue reading

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Drivers warned over illegal overtaking

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Drivers are being reminded that dangerous overtaking can result in points on your licence and a hefty fine. Motorists who are caught overtaking irresponsibly face on the spot fines of £100 and three penalty points. If police consider it a … Continue reading

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Increase in drug-driving arrests

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The number of motorists being caught drug driving has hit a worrying high. A recent police crackdown found that collisions involving drug drivers were up 50% from last year. According to figures from the Department for Transport (DfT), an average … Continue reading

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