Better enforcement needed to combat drivers using mobile phones says FTA

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Responding to proposed changes to penalties on drivers using a hand-held mobile phone, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said that better enforcement is needed before penalties are increased. After consulting with members at its Road Freight Council Meeting in London yesterday, the FTA stated that the use of modern technology and cameras should be able … Continue reading

Road deaths up 3% since 2014

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Brake, the road safety charity, is extremely disappointed that the latest estimated figures from the Department for Transport show that 1,780 people were killed on Britain’s roads in the year ending, September 2015. An estimated 5,620 drink-drive crashes took place in Great Britain in 2014, that’s equivalent to just over 15 collisions … Continue reading

Motorists fail road signs test

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The rules of the road confuse motorists according to a survey. Aviva Insurance found that only one driver in 10 knew the correct meaning of double yellow lines at the side of the road while a third didn’t know the UK national speed limits. While a third of drivers can’t … Continue reading