Monthly Archives: February 2019

Almost half of Brits sceptical of driverless cars

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Almost half of Brits think the introduction of driverless cars on UK roads would be a bad idea, according to a new study. A survey of 2,000 UK adults by consumer website MoneySuperMarket found that 48% were unhappy about the … Continue reading

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Warwick and Leamington MP wins national road safety award

News from Brake Wednesday 27 February 2019 news@brake.org.uk   Matt Western, MP for Warwick and Leamington, has today been named as Road Safety Parliamentarian of the Month for February 2019, by Brake, the road safety charity, and Direct Line Group. … Continue reading

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Drivers in support of long-range police cameras

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Most drivers are in favour of new, long-range cameras being used to catch motorists who break the law. Gloucestershire Police trialled the cameras, which can spot drivers breaking the law from up to a kilometre away, across 35 sites last … Continue reading

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Life-saving safety tech to be mandatory on all new cars by 2022

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The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) will impose a range of new safety features for all new cars, including mandatory speed limiters and data loggers, following approval by a group of key MEPs. The Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) systems will … Continue reading

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Motorists want motorway driving and basic vehicle maintenance on UK driving test

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A recent survey of 1,000 UK motorists has revealed what drivers think should be included on the UK theory and practical driving tests. GAP insurers InsuretheGap.com conducted the survey to investigate how fit-for-purpose people think the current system is. They … Continue reading

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Brake comments as MEPs back life-saving vehicle standards

News from Brake Thursday 21 February 2019 news@brake.org.uk   A key committee of MEPs has voted through a range of new mandatory vehicle safety standards that could apply to new vehicle models within three years.   Members of the European … Continue reading

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Car accidents peak in 10-minute rush hour period

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Winter car prangs, bumps and scrapes peak in the 10 minutes between 17:00 and 17:10, according to new research from AX. Almost one in six prangs during the evening peak occur in the 10-minute period starting at 5pm, making it … Continue reading

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Millions of children learn road safety basics as Brake celebrates 15 years of its Beep Beep! Day project

News from BrakeWednesday 20 February 2018beepbeep@brake.org.uk Road safety charity Brake and Churchill Car Insurance are celebrating 15 years of their Beep Beep! Day project, having helped millions of children learn road safety basics along the way. Thousands of schools, nurseries, … Continue reading

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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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