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UK traffic law insight for Irish hauliers

The Senior Traffic Commissioner will be attending the FTA Ireland Traffic Manager seminar to provide insight into UK traffic laws. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) Ireland is holding a Traffic Manager seminar later this year at the Johnstown House Hotel …

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Stiffer distracted driving penalty consultation opens

Proposed increases in penalties for smartphone use whilst driving is a step in the right direction but doesn’t go the whole way, says the IAM. A public consultation has been opened by the Department for Transport (DfT) regarding the proposal …

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Four million telematics insurance user milestone

Following key partnership agreements, Octo Telematics has grown its installed base of telematics based insurance units globally to over four million. Insurance telematics system supplier, Octo Telematics has reached a milestone of four million connected users on the roads globally, …

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Young driver restrictions will improve road safety in NI

A new law in Northern Ireland will introduce restrictions to novice drivers from 2018 in a bid to improve road safety, a move welcomed by RoSPA. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has welcomed the passing of …

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Northern Ireland progress on driving law amendments

Amendment Bill passes final stage in Northern Ireland with changes in drink driving limit and restrictions on younger drivers. The new Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill in Northern Ireland has passed its final stage at the Assembly which will result in …

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UK Government hears criminal driving bill

The Leeds North West MP is presenting the Criminal Driving Bill to the House of Commons today to seek changes in the way the justice system handles serious driving offences. Developed in partnership with road safety campaigning groups in the …

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Most extreme driving offenders in Britain exposed

The IAM exposes the worst collectors of penalty points with some of them sill allowed to continue driving by the courts. The UK’s Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has used a Freedom of Information request on the DVLA to understand …

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Academic partnership for insurance telematics validation

Automotive research centre at Ohio University will work with Octo Telematics on the validation of its new products and services for insurance telematics. Octo Telematics has partnered with The Ohio State University‚Äôs Center for Automotive Research (CAR), which will provide …

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High support in UK for stricter distracted driving penalties

A survey of UK motorists shows extent of mobile phone use by drivers and high levels of support for the recent announcement of increased penalties. British Car Auctions (BCA) performed a survey amongst just under 500 UK motorists in September …

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Fleet industry warns of impaired driving over Christmas season

Information posters and booklets are available for fleet managers to reduce driving whilst impaired through drink or drugs during Christmas and the New Year. With Christmas approaching and celebrations getting under way, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging drivers …

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