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Drug driving
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Drug driving

Drug driving includes driving under the influence of both illicit and medicinal drugs. The current UK law defines ‘drug’ as ‘any intoxicant other than alcohol’. This includes illegal drugs such as cannabis but also prescribed medicines and over the counter remedies. In Great Britain during 2015, the number of people estimated to have been killed […]

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 […]

Justice for victims of criminal driving
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Justice for victims of criminal driving

On January 12th the Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland presented the Criminal Driving (Justice for Victims) Bill in the House of Commons using the ten minute rule. Backed by 31 fellow MP’s this Bill will aim to increase sentences for those convicted of criminal driving offences that lead to serious injury or death. Here […]

Prolific illegal driving behaviour
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Prolific illegal driving behaviour

The aim of the research from Transport Scotland provides insights into the attitudes and behaviours of a number of drivers who regularly engage in multiple non-compliant and illegal driving behaviours on Scotland’s roads. These qualitative insights sought to complement existing quantitative data around drivers’ attitudes and behaviours collected by Transport Scotland on an on-going basis. […]

Tailgating and speeding ‘rife’ on UK motorways
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Boss fined after corporate manslaughter conviction
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Boss fined after corporate manslaughter conviction

A cleaning company boss has been fined £183,000 after an employee was killed while working on machinery in the company’s depot.   Worker Malcolm Hinton was crushed to death after a raised hopper used for collecting dirt fell on him, reports the Reading Post.   Mervyn Owens, director of Mobile Sweepers (Reading), was fined and […]

Becky No Minors
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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 […]