Monthly Archives: April 2019

Poll of UK’s worst driving habits reveals worrying behaviour behind the wheel

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Nearly a quarter of millennials say they are so addicted to social media that they have checked their Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter or Facebook accounts while driving. Privilege Car Insurance conducted a survey of 2,000 motorists to find British motorists’ worst … Continue reading

More galleries | Comments Off on Poll of UK’s worst driving habits reveals worrying behaviour behind the wheel

Corsa top car for young drivers

This gallery contains 1 photo.

The Vauxhall Corsa is the most popular car among young drivers, followed by the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo, according to new research. Comparison site MoneySupermarket analysed four million insurance enquiries from 17- to 20-year-olds between April 1 2018 and … Continue reading

More galleries | Comments Off on Corsa top car for young drivers

Motorists blame poor roads for wrong-lane incidents

This gallery contains 1 photo.

According to new research, Britain’s deteriorating roads mean many drivers are risking their own and others’ lives as they veer out of their lane to avoid potholes. A recent poll of drivers found that around 75% of those who had … Continue reading

More galleries | Comments Off on Motorists blame poor roads for wrong-lane incidents

Lighting unlit roads see rise in motorway casualties

This gallery contains 1 photo.

An initiative, which aims to save energy by switching of lighting on motorways, has seen the number of people killed or seriously injured on these roads almost double. Since 2010, Highways England have turned off road lighting on sections of … Continue reading

More galleries | Comments Off on Lighting unlit roads see rise in motorway casualties

Serious misconduct complaints against instructors increase

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Recent statistics from DVSA reveal a worrying rise in complaints against instructors made by students relating to indecency, sexually inappropriate behaviour or harassment. In 2017/2018, 150 cases of this nature were investigated by DVSA’s Counter-Fraud & Investigations Team. Year to … Continue reading

More galleries | Comments Off on Serious misconduct complaints against instructors increase

Roadworks lifted for Easter weekend

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Highways England has promised to lift over 400 miles of roadworks over the Easter weekend. Around 459 miles of on-going roadworks will be removed between 6:00am on Thursday 18 April and 12:01am on Tuesday 23 April; meaning 99% of England’s … Continue reading

More galleries | Comments Off on Roadworks lifted for Easter weekend

Police to introduce detectors to spot drivers using phones

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Police plan to use mobile phone detectors to find drivers using their phones behind the wheel. Forces in Hampshire and Thames Valley are rolling out the technology to show when motorists are using their phones. A sign will flash at … Continue reading

More galleries | Comments Off on Police to introduce detectors to spot drivers using phones

ULEZ launches in central London

This gallery contains 1 photo.

The world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has come into force in central London, in the same area as the congestion charge, in a bid to clamp down on the city’s pollution crisis. Operating 24 hours a day, every … Continue reading

More galleries | Comments Off on ULEZ launches in central London

Take care if you vape and drive

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Police have warned that drivers who vape behind the wheel could be fined thousands of pounds and face losing their licence. Statistics released in February 2018 revealed that over 3 million people in the UK use e-cigarettes, many of them … Continue reading

More galleries | Comments Off on Take care if you vape and drive

Smart motorways to be extended

This gallery contains 1 photo.

England will get another 400 miles of smart motorways by April 2025 under the government’s road strategy, despite increasing concerns over their safety. The system is currently operating on parts of the M1, M4, M6, M25, M42, M60 and M62. … Continue reading

More galleries | Comments Off on Smart motorways to be extended