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2 high speed drivers fined £13,000, 99 points on their licences and disqualified for 8 years.
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2 high speed drivers fined £13,000, 99 points on their licences and disqualified for 8 years.

Newton Abbott Magistrates Court fined 2 Qatar service personnel, who were based at Britannia Royal Naval College, when they committed a total of 25 speeding tickets between in one month. Al-Ishaq was fined £7810, ordered to pay £77 victim surcharge and  £85 costs, given 61 points and disqualified from driving for 4 years, the second […]

Drink-drive fatalities reach eight-year high
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Drink-drive fatalities reach eight-year high

The number of drink-drive fatalities reached an eight-year high in 2017, leading to renewed calls for a zero-tolerance drink-drive limit, increased education on the risks of drink-driving and greater policing. The estimates indicate the number of drink-drive fatalities reached an eight-year high in 2017 The latest drink-drive provisional estimates from the Department for Transport indicate that […]

UK Government cuts Plug-in Car Grant
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UK Government cuts Plug-in Car Grant

Plug-in hybrids will cease to be eligible for the UK’s Plug-in Car Grant on 12 November, under a reformed system focused on increasing uptake of electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV The Outlander PHEV is popular with UK fleets. The Plug-in Car Grant has funded more than 160,000 ultra-low emission vehicles since […]

Is this proof the drink drive limit must be lowered? Experiment shows drinkers were unsafe to drive
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Is this proof the drink drive limit must be lowered? Experiment shows drinkers were unsafe to drive

… despite passing a breath test Richard Allsop, an emeritus professor of transport studies at University College London, is now calling for the limit to be lowered by a third, in line with Scotland Six breathalysers were tested for a BBC show, all overestimating alcohol levels European Commission says member states should have a drink […]

Government launches Road to Zero Strategy to lead the world in zero emission vehicle technology
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Dashcams highlight lane-hogging epidemic
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Dashcams highlight lane-hogging epidemic

Poor lane discipline among drivers is the cause of more than a third (37%) of all road traffic accidents – making it as big a cause of accidents as rear-end shunts, as revealed by dashcam footage. Raj Singh of Crystal Ball Raj Singh of Crystal Ball Telematics and smart camera expert Crystal Ball analysed several […]

More than half of speeding offences happen in 30mph zones
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More than half of speeding offences happen in 30mph zones

Over 1,000 drivers every day are caught speeding, equating to one every 75 seconds, according to new analysis. A driver is caught for speeding every 75 seconds following a Freedom of Information request to the UK’s 45 police forces found nearly 1.25 million speeding incidents have been recorded by police forces across the UK since […]

This week it became legal to conduct driving lessons on the UK Motorway in a dual-controlled train vehicle
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This week it became legal to conduct driving lessons on the UK Motorway in a dual-controlled train vehicle

. So on Tuesday I took Jake James on the M5 for his first time as a Provisional licence holder. A great training opportunity as we come across wildlife (ducks with young crossing) and saw how other drivers reacted incorrectly but on Jakes reflection he said its much easier and safer than driving on the […]

London could get its first electric vehicle only ‘Zero Emission Zones’ by 2020
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London could get its first electric vehicle only ‘Zero Emission Zones’ by 2020

London could get its first electric vehicle only ‘Zero Emission Zones’ by 2020, aimed at improving air quality and driving uptake of cleaner travel, as part of an environmental strategy revealed today. Air pollution remains high despite EU legal requirements to reduce it The final draft of the London Environment Strategy, issued by Sadiq Khan, […]