Monthly Archives: March 2019

Insurers warn against keyless car theft

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Insurers have reiterated their concerns over some keyless vehicles. A new insurance claim is made every six minutes following car theft in the UK. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) said that its members paid out £376m in 2018 following … Continue reading

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Brake comments as clocks set to change

News from Brake news@brake.org.uk Thursday 28 March 2019   With the clocks set to go forward an hour this Sunday, welcoming the start of spring, road safety charity Brake is calling for the UK to move to Single/Double Summer Time … Continue reading

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Study reveals concern over dangerous driving in games and film

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A new study reveals concern over the effect of games, TV and films on driving attitudes. Nearly half of motorists think video games and films give young people the wrong impression of driving. Under-17 driver training school, Young Driver, conducted … Continue reading

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UK will abide by new EU speed limiter rules

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The Department for Transport (DfT) says new EU rules regarding speed limiters in cars would apply to the UK despite Brexit. New cars sold in the UK from 2022 are set to have these devices fitted to stop them breaking … Continue reading

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Councils told to remove unnecessary road signs

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The Department for Transport has asked councils to remove road signs that are pointless or unnecessary to try and save money and improve conditions for drivers. Describing useless traffic signs as a “blight” on the landscape, the DfT claims that … Continue reading

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Brake comments as EU lawmakers reach agreement on lifesaving vehicle technology

News from Brake News@brake.org.uk Tuesday 26 March 2019   New cars, vans, lorries and buses sold in Europe will be fitted as standard with a range of new vehicle safety features, starting in 2022, according to a provisional EU deal … Continue reading

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Increase in drivers admitting phone use behind the wheel

News from Brake Thursday 21 March 2019   Brake comments on RAC research showing an increase in phone use behind the wheel   The RAC has today released new figures showing that across all age groups, a quarter (25%) of … Continue reading

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Asda and Sainsbury’s promise fuel cap as part of merger plan

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Last April, supermarket chains Asda and Sainsbury’s announced that they were planning to merge in a deal that would see them become the biggest supermarket group in the country. The two organisations have now announced plans to cap fuel price … Continue reading

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‘Wild West’ parking firms face law

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Motorists now have greater protections against bogus parking fines due to a new law that clamps down on rogue private parking firms. The new Parking (Code of Practice) Act will bring in greater regulation of the private parking industry. Drivers … Continue reading

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Brake helps 30,000 children create personalised postcards telling parents how to keep them safe

News from Brake Wednesday 20 March 2019beepbeep@brake.org.uk Nearly 30,000 children are due to send their grown ups personalised road safety postcards today (Wednesday 20 March) as a reminder of how to keep them safe near roads. The tots and infants, … Continue reading

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