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SMART motorways were officially introduced last year to replace Managed Motorways
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SMART motorways were officially introduced last year to replace Managed Motorways

SMART motorways were officially introduced last year to replace Managed Motorways as the solution to the nation’s congested motorways but concerns have been raised over their safety. England’s first ‘all-lane running’ motorway, i.e. without a hard shoulder, opened on 14 April 2014. This was the 2.5 km stretch of the M25 between junctions 23 and […]

Becky No Minors
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Breakdowns
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Breakdowns

DRIVING STANDARDS AGENCY THE OFFICIAL HIGHWAY CODE Breakdowns The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales. It’s essential reading for everyone. Here’s a reminder about breakdowns. Rule 274 If your vehicle breaks down, think first of all other road users and:   get your vehicle off the road if possible warn other traffic by […]

Drivers call for higher fines for traffic offenders
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Drivers call for higher fines for traffic offenders

  Nearly eight out of 10 drivers (78%) are in favour of fines of £200 or more for traffic offences such as speeding, using a mobile phone or careless driving – more than double the potential increase to £90 set out in recent government proposals. The survey, which was conducted by the road safety charity […]

Fleets urged to manage the risks posed by using agency drivers
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Fleets urged to manage the risks posed by using agency drivers

  The Fleet Safety Forum, a division of Brake, the road safety charity, has published new guidance for fleet managers called Managing Agency Drivers. The guidance, sponsored by Pertemps, provides vital advice on how to minimise the risks posed by using agency staff to drive for work. Research has shown that agency drivers are more […]

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Advertisement feature from AA DriveTech: Any colour you like but it's still grey

Advertisement feature from AA DriveTech: Any colour you like but it’s still grey   Failing to manage the safety of those employees who drive their own vehicles for work purposes – the so-called ‘grey fleet’ – could be an accident waiting to happen. It’s perhaps understandable to imagine that employees who occasionally drive their own […]