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2 high speed drivers fined £13,000, 99 points on their licences and disqualified for 8 years.
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2 high speed drivers fined £13,000, 99 points on their licences and disqualified for 8 years.

Newton Abbott Magistrates Court fined 2 Qatar service personnel, who were based at Britannia Royal Naval College, when they committed a total of 25 speeding tickets between in one month. Al-Ishaq was fined £7810, ordered to pay £77 victim surcharge and  £85 costs, given 61 points and disqualified from driving for 4 years, the second […]

Drink-drive fatalities reach eight-year high
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Drink-drive fatalities reach eight-year high

The number of drink-drive fatalities reached an eight-year high in 2017, leading to renewed calls for a zero-tolerance drink-drive limit, increased education on the risks of drink-driving and greater policing. The estimates indicate the number of drink-drive fatalities reached an eight-year high in 2017 The latest drink-drive provisional estimates from the Department for Transport indicate that […]

UK Government cuts Plug-in Car Grant
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UK Government cuts Plug-in Car Grant

Plug-in hybrids will cease to be eligible for the UK’s Plug-in Car Grant on 12 November, under a reformed system focused on increasing uptake of electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV The Outlander PHEV is popular with UK fleets. The Plug-in Car Grant has funded more than 160,000 ultra-low emission vehicles since […]

Vans to be banned from cities under radical transport plan
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Vans to be banned from cities under radical transport plan

Changing the city centre Currently, there are said to be some 300,000 HGVs on UK roads alongside over 4,000,000 vans. Being major contributors to the air pollution, this is causing big problems in major cities. This number is ever-growing as the demand for delivery services rises in-line with the soaring popularity of online shopping. The […]

Government launches Road to Zero Strategy to lead the world in zero emission vehicle technology
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Dashcams highlight lane-hogging epidemic
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Dashcams highlight lane-hogging epidemic

Poor lane discipline among drivers is the cause of more than a third (37%) of all road traffic accidents – making it as big a cause of accidents as rear-end shunts, as revealed by dashcam footage. Raj Singh of Crystal Ball Raj Singh of Crystal Ball Telematics and smart camera expert Crystal Ball analysed several […]

Driving test timing study
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This week it became legal to conduct driving lessons on the UK Motorway in a dual-controlled train vehicle
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This week it became legal to conduct driving lessons on the UK Motorway in a dual-controlled train vehicle

. So on Tuesday I took Jake James on the M5 for his first time as a Provisional licence holder. A great training opportunity as we come across wildlife (ducks with young crossing) and saw how other drivers reacted incorrectly but on Jakes reflection he said its much easier and safer than driving on the […]

Convicted drink drivers’ cars tracked by police tagging
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Convicted drink drivers’ cars tracked by police tagging

Some UK police forces are using ‘intelligence markers’ to track vehicles which are being driven by convicted drink drivers to see if they are repeating their unlawful behaviour. This data comes from Freedom of Information requests submitted to 44 police forces by Auto Express and show that not all forces are monitoring vehicles in this […]