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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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Driving test timing study
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More than half of speeding offences happen in 30mph zones
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More than half of speeding offences happen in 30mph zones

Over 1,000 drivers every day are caught speeding, equating to one every 75 seconds, according to new analysis. A driver is caught for speeding every 75 seconds following a Freedom of Information request to the UK’s 45 police forces found nearly 1.25 million speeding incidents have been recorded by police forces across the UK since […]

Driving back the years
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Driving back the years

https://www.theaa.com/breakdown-cover/advice/older-drivers = Full Story. The UK population is, on average, getting older. Naturally this means there are more older drivers on Britain’s roads. In fact, in the UK there are 1.2 million full licence holders in their eighties, 100,000 in their nineties and around 250 centenarians. All in all there are over four million driving […]

Graduated Driving Licences
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Graduated Driving Licences

Are Graduated Licences Closer than we think? Following an intervention by the Prime Minister in response to a parliamentary question, the topic of a Graduated Driving Licence system (GDL) is back under discussion. It would seem that Parliament is likely to keep a close eye on the introduction and implementation of GDL in Northern Ireland. […]