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Council in court after death of pensioner
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Council in court after death of pensioner

Glasgow City Council has been fined £20,000 following the death of a pensioner after he was struck by a reversing refuse vehicle in the city centre.Malcolm McCulloch, 71, a retired dock worker from Glasgow, was walking across Holm Street, Glasgow, when he was struck by the reversing lorry on 10 August 2012. He suffered severe […]

Roundabouts
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Roundabouts

The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales and is essential reading for everyone. Rule 185 When reaching the roundabout you should give priority to traffic approaching from your right, unless directed otherwise by signs, road markings or traffic lights check whether road markings allow you to enter the roundabout without giving way. If […]

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Fleet managers oblivious of death by dangerous driving laws

Fleet managers oblivious of death by dangerous driving laws Fleet managers oblivious of death by dangerous driving laws Many fleet managers are worryingly unaware of the scope of what constitutes death by dangerous driving and the penalties the offence can carry, according to new research commissioned by Allianz Commercial. Launched at the company’s London offices […]

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Careless drivers who put other road users at risk face on-the-spot penalties

Careless drivers who put other road users at risk face on-the-spot penalties under new measures announced today by road safety minister Stephen Hammond. The changes will give the police powers to issue fixed penalty notices for careless driving, giving them greater flexibility in dealing with less serious careless driving offences – such as tailgating or middle […]

‘Responsible procurement’ is key to driving up at-work driver safety
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Fleets fail eyesight test
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Fleets fail eyesight test

The majority of fleets are not doing enough to ensure company car and van drivers have their eyesight tested regularly, research has suggested. Having good eyesight is a basic requirement of safe driving, yet many organisations do not have policies in place for testing eyesight or promoting the importance of ensuring good vision. It is […]

One in ten young male drivers take cannabis
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One in ten young male drivers take cannabis

One in ten young male drivers have driven under the influence of cannabis according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). Around 750,000 people have driven under the influence of cannabis and 370,000 have driven under the influence of class A drugs. The government has announced that road-side drugalysers will be introduced this year, and […]