Yearly Archives: 2016

Binmen put in danger by shortcut drivers
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Binmen put in danger by shortcut drivers

15 December 2016 Last updated at 09:54 GMT Drivers are putting binmen in danger by mounting pavements to get round rubbish lorries. Waste firm Biffa recorded more than 4,000 incidents in the UK in a month. Now it has begun a campaign to raise awareness of the danger and sending footage to police for possible […]

Police launch Christmas drink and drug driving campaign
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Police launch Christmas drink and drug driving campaign

Police forces across England have kicked off their annual month-long operation against drink and drug driving. Driver being breathalysed The summer drink and drug driving operation saw 45,267 motorists breathalysed with 4,539 (10.0%) testing positive, refused to provide or failed. As well as deploying intelligence-led tactics and local knowledge of hotspots, this year will also […]

How to navigate the floods (or turn your car into a boat)
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How to navigate the floods (or turn your car into a boat)

How to navigate the floods (or turn your car into a boat) Angus. A name usually reserved for guitarists, politicians and game show hosts, has now been used to describe the latest storm to hit the UK. As flood warnings light up the nation and people practice their backstroke we answer that age old question. […]

Government given July 2017 deadline for new air quality plan
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Government given July 2017 deadline for new air quality plan

A High Court judge has ruled that the Government must produce an improved air quality ruling by July next year to bring pollution within legal limits. Exhaust pipe on white car The UK Government has been given eight months to draw up new air quality plans The announcement follows the success of the case by […]

New defensive driver education programme launched solely for electric vehicles
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New defensive driver education programme launched solely for electric vehicles

Said to be a world first, a new IVV Diamond accredited defensive driver education programme that focuses entirely on the use of electric vehicles has launched by Strategic Analytics Team (SAT). training The new programme aims to help drivers get the most from an electric vehicle fleet. The Electric Vehicle Defensive Driver Education Programme is […]

New course to educate drink drivers of the dangers of drug driving.
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New course to educate drink drivers of the dangers of drug driving.

Story from Fleet News. The Department for Transport is trialing the addition of drug driving education to the existing rehabilitation courses for people convicted of driving while over the alcohol limit. About 1,000 offenders in England and Wales will attend the combined course which has been introduced after figures show a fifth of convicted drug […]

Hannah Trewin passed her Driving Test today.
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Over half stopped for drug driving are testing postive
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Over half stopped for drug driving are testing postive

Figures have revealed that over 50% of people being stopped for suspicion of drug driving by the police in England and Wales are testing positive. Newly released official figures have also revealed that the number of arrests for drug driving has dramatically increased by up to 800 per cent since new laws addressing drug use […]

New report highlights DVLA ‘major failings’ in assessing fitness to drive
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New report highlights DVLA ‘major failings’ in assessing fitness to drive

The DVLA has been accused of major failings in assessing people’s fitness to drive, resulting in vulnerable drivers being left in limbo for years. Driver holding key The PHSO report says fitness to drive tests are not fit for purpose and do not properly consider all the evidence A new report by the Parliamentary and […]

360-degree video app shows dangers of low tread depth
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