One in three Brits admit to “carguments”

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More than a third of British drivers admit to having arguments while travelling in the car, according to new research. A study from the RAC found that 36 per cent of motorists confess to having “carguments”, with Londoners aged 25-44 … Continue reading

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Drivers splashing pedestrians face fines of up to £5,000

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UK drivers are being warned that they could land a fine of unto £5,000 for splashing a pedestrian with a puddle. After weeks of relentless heat and sunshine in the UK heavy rainfall and bas spells of weather have seemingly … Continue reading

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DVLA launches eyesight awareness campaign

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The DVLA is encouraging drivers to take the ‘number plate test’ as a quick and easy way to check they meet the minimum eyesight requirements for driving. By law, all drivers must meet the minimum eyesight standards at all times … Continue reading

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Darlington MP wins award for efforts to improve young driver safety

News from Brake Tuesday, 31 July 2018 news@brake.org.uk   Jenny Chapman, Member of Parliament for Darlington, has been awarded the Brake and Direct Line Group Parliamentarian Award for July, for her campaigning efforts to save the lives of young drivers. … Continue reading

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New device will stop drink-drivers from starting their cars

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Police are to offer drink-drivers new devices which will breath-test them before their car starts in a first for the UK. Durham Police will pilot the scheme to fit alcohol “interlocks”, which mean the vehicle will be immobilised if the … Continue reading

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London Set for 20 MPH Speed Limits

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Vehicles travelling within London’s congestion charging zone will have their speed cut to 20mph in a bid to slash the number of deaths and serious injuries in the capital. Transport for London (TfL), the mayor of London and the Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Mayor’s plan to reduce road speed in London welcomed by Brake

News from Brake Tuesday 24 July 2018 News@brake.org.uk     The Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have today published London’s first ‘Vision Zero’ action plan, which sets out plans to eliminate deaths … Continue reading

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DVLA eyesight awareness campaign not enough to tackle issue of poor driver vision

News from Brake Monday 23 July 2018 News@brake.org.uk     The DVLA has today launched a new national eyesight awareness campaign reminding drivers of the need to regularly check their eyesight. All drivers must, by law, meet the minimum eyesight … Continue reading

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Brake comments on research that shows driving is seen as a greater threat than gun and knife crime for young people

News from Brake Monday 23 July 2018 News@brake.org.uk   Research published today by the AA charitable trust shows that driving is now seen as a bigger threat to teenagers’ safety than gun and knife crime. When asked ‘What do you … Continue reading

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Brake comments as the number of children killed or seriously injured on the Strategic Road Network doubles

News from Brake Tuesday 17 July 2018 News@brake.org.uk   Highways England has today published a report detailing the Strategic Road Network’s (SRN) casualty performance for 2016. This report shows that the number of children killed or seriously injured on the … Continue reading

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