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Third of drivers still flouting mobile phone rules
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Third of drivers still flouting mobile phone rules

A third (34%) of drivers are still using their mobile phone without a hands-free set, with more than half a million motorists admitting to making calls on almost every journey they make. Driver using mobile phone 43% of drivers did not know that the penalty for using a hand-held phone is six points. The study […]

New smart motorway emergency areas highlight need for driver re-education
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New smart motorway emergency areas highlight need for driver re-education

Alphabet is calling for re-education of UK drivers as trials of a new-style emergency area start on the M3 smart motorway. Emergency Rescue Area on smart motorway The Government has a dedicated website offering advice on how to use smart motorways. The redesigned emergency area uses a bright orange road surface and along with clearer […]

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 […]

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 […]

360-degree video app shows dangers of low tread depth
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Safer with a black box...
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Safer with a black box...

Safer with a black box… Sam tells us about a recent incident she attended. “Whilst I was on patrol, a young lad of 17 years of age, having only passed his driving test 2 months ago, spun his car in front of me The car flipped over and landed on its roof. Whilst I was […]

Car traffic levels reach record high in 2015
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Illegal handheld mobile phone use by drivers on the increase, says RAC
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Illegal handheld mobile phone use by drivers on the increase, says RAC

Drivers’ use of handheld mobile phones seems to have actually increased since the current law banning it was passed 13 years ago. That’s the finding of RAC research that indicates a total of 95% of motorists regularly see other drivers looking at their phones in stationary. The survey of more than 2,000 drivers also found […]