Monthly Archives: December 2019

Number of business drivers killed or injured on roads remains static

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The number of business drivers killed or seriously injured in road accidents has remained stable over the last decade. In 2009, there were 5,442 serious and fatal crashes in Britain involving people driving for business purposes. In 2018 this number … Continue reading

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Roadworks removed for festive season

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Highways England says around 98% of motorways and major A roads will be roadworks-free in time for Christmas. The vast majority of roadworks will be removed from the motorway and major A-road network from 6am Friday 20 December until 12.01am … Continue reading

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How to report a dangerous driver

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Nearly 50% of AA members would report a stranger who was preparing to drink-drive. However, if the drunk person was a family member, only 2% of AA members surveyed said they would call the police. Rather than report the drunk … Continue reading

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Brake comments on calls for zero tolerance drink drive limit across Europe

News from Brake Thursday 12 December 2019   Road safety campaigners, Brake, are calling on the Government to introduce a zero tolerance drink drive limit after a report by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) revealed that its introduction across … Continue reading

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Drivers back calls for introduction of random drug and alcohol testing

News from Brake news@brake.org.uk Monday 9 December 2019   Road safety campaigners are calling for random drug and alcohol testing to be introduced to help curb the increasing number of drink and drug driving related crashes and deaths on the … Continue reading

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November worst month for car accidents

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The UK had 122,635 recorded accidents in 2018 – that’s around 336 a day. New research from Holts Auto also found: Most road accidents happen in November20% of all road accidents are serious or fatalBirmingham is the city where most … Continue reading

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Wednesdays in April have highest driving test pass rates

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DVSA results have shown April has the highest male and female practical driving test pass rates between 2018 and 2019. The team at Bill Plant Driving School analysed data from the DVSA which discovered that Pitlochry Driving Test Centre in … Continue reading

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Charge your EV for free at Tesco

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New charging points have been installed at 100 Tesco supermarkets. Hundreds of electric vehicle owners can enjoy free charging while they shop as a result of a tie-up between supermarket Tesco, Pod Point, and Volkswagen. New 7kW points EV charging … Continue reading

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Nearly 37,000 ways to drive, claims Hyundai

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Hyundai has revealed that there are 36,750 different ways to drive. The company partnered with Dr. Mark Hadley from the University of Warwick and driving expert Gary Lamb in creating The Drive Different Test, to showcase how alternatively fuelled vehicles … Continue reading

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Demand for automatic cars has doubled

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Significantly more used car buyers are searching for automatic cars rather than manual, new figures reveal. The proportion of searches for automatics on AA Cars has risen from 9.9% in 2014 to 18.6% this year. An AA Populus survey of … Continue reading

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