Monthly Archives: November 2019

Slight decrease in road tax evasion

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The government is still losing millions as a result of road tax evasion, despite a drop in the number of drivers failing to pay. Since road tax went paperless, the rate of tax evasion has risen from around 0.6% in … Continue reading

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UK’s penalty point hotspots revealed

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The UK regions which issued the most penalty points in 2018 have been revealed. Avon & Somerset, Kent and West Yorkshire are among the areas that issued the most penalties for different driving offences last year Of the police forces … Continue reading

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Speed awareness courses reduce re-offending rates

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Speed awareness courses slightly reduce the likelihood of re-offending, according to new research by Kwik Fit. A study of more than 2,000 British adults found that more than half of all people caught speeding (54%) go on to reoffend. That … Continue reading

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One in 10 drivers has had an accident driving at night

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Around one in 10 British motorists has had an accident at night, according to a new survey from Green Flag. The study found that 9% of drivers admit to having been involved in a road traffic accident after dark. That … Continue reading

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Thousands of children take part in road safety activities

News from BrakeWednesday 20 November 2019 Thousands of children take part in road safety activities as charity reveals 18 children are killed or injured while walking and cycling every day Mum supports campaign in memory of 17-month-old son who died … Continue reading

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Third of adults have had collision or near miss

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Nearly a third of adults have been in a collision or near miss on the road in the past year. Brake has published this research at the start of Road Safety Week to highlight the level of danger felt on … Continue reading

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Road Safety Week 2019 launched

News from Brake News@brake.org.uk Monday 18 November 2019   Third of adults have been in a collision or near miss on the road in past year: level of road danger revealed for Road Safety Week 2019   New research from … Continue reading

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Majority of motorists support zero tolerance for drink driving

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Over two thirds of motorists would like to see a zero tolerance approach adopted to drink driving in the UK. A web-based poll from Motorpoint found 70.6% of people would welcome a blanket ban on consumption of alcohol behind the … Continue reading

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Drug driving convictions quadruple in less than two years

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The number of motorists convicted for driving under the influence has quadrupled since 2017. DVLA figures show around 20,000 motorists have been convicted after using substances in the last 12 months. This equates to approximately 60 people per working day … Continue reading

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Insurance costs for young drivers falling

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Average car insurance premiums for drivers aged under 25 are falling. In the first eight months of 2019, the average comprehensive car insurance premium for a driver aged between 17 and 24 was £1,453.31 – a drop of 6% compared … Continue reading

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