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Nearly a fifth of motorists (18%) would not inform their insurer if they picked up penalty points while driving
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Motorists using mobile phones to face much tougher penalties
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Motorists using mobile phones to face much tougher penalties

The Government is doubling the points and fines for drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel. Driver texting Mobile phone use whilst driving was a contributory factor in 21 fatal accidents in 2014 and 22 in 2015 From the first half of 2017, drivers caught calling, texting or using an app while driving will receive […]

One in seven risking lives to correct sat nav mistakes
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One in seven risking lives to correct sat nav mistakes

One in seven risking lives to correct sat nav mistakes More than one in seven (15%) drivers who use a sat nav admit making illegal or risky manoeuvres to correct mistakes when following sat nav instructions, putting themselves and other road users at risk of a devastating crash. That’s according to a survey by road […]

The Honest Truth
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Driving with your partner ‘increases’ accident risk
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Driving with your partner ‘increases’ accident risk

Drivers are happier, more confident and focused when driving by themselves according to research released today by Allianz Insurance. The research found that the presence of a ‘significant other’ almost quadruples a drivers’ likelihood of feeling stressed or anxious behind the wheel, a potentially dangerous combination. Having their partner in the car makes drivers feel […]

Preston building firm sentenced over van death
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Preston building firm sentenced over van death

A Preston-based building firm has been fined £130,000 over the death of a worker outside a cinema in Ashton-on-Ribble. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted EMC Contracts after father-of-one Carl Green was struck by a reversing van in a paved area outside the entrance to the Odeon Cinema on July 27, 2010. The 45-year-old […]

Drivers at risk from ‘sudden jam’ accidents
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Drivers at risk from ‘sudden jam’ accidents

A new study shows drivers are putting themselves at risk from preventable road accidents. In a survey of over 1,500 British motorists by sat nav firm TomTom, 44% say they’ve had to brake sharply because of a sudden traffic jam ahead. Nearly one in four (22%) claim the car behind has driven into the back […]

Police chief issues chilling warning to fleet operators
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Police chief issues chilling warning to fleet operators

  Fleet operators have been warned that police forces across the UK are waiting to convict one of them under corporate manslaughter and corporate homicide legislation.   The chilling message was delivered to fleet decision-makers attending this year’s Mercedes-Benz sponsored ACFO Conference and AGM by Sgt Gareth Morgan, supervisor of South Wales Police Driver Training. […]

Holiday and Traffic Delays - Keeping your Cool
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