Tag Archives: Drink Driving

Freight industry body warns of drug driving risk

The Freight Transport Association is warning its members of the dangers of prescription drugs which may impair driving ability. With drug driving prosecutions having reached an all-time high in 2015, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) says drivers need to be …

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Summer safety advice to motorcyclists

US insurance company offers advice on taking to two wheels safely as the start of the motorcycling season gets underway in America. As the month of May gets underway and the USA sees it as “Motorcycle Safety Month”, insurance company …

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Risk factors for teenage drivers

Geico has issued a guide to parents of novice drivers on what factors most influence the chances of teenagers being involved in serious collisions. US insurance company, Geico, has issued advice to the parents of teenage drivers to enable them …

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Report examines impairment as a driving risk

Various impairment factors including alcohol, drugs, fatigue, eyesight and general health have been examined in a new report made available from PACTS. The UK’s Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has published a report entitled “Fit to Drive?”, which …

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Advice on avoiding the morning after drive

Brake advises drivers to avoid the risk of driving on the morning after sharing a bottle of champagne on St Valentine’s day this Sunday. The number of people who drive in the morning after having a few drinks on the …

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No drink drive limit review for England and Wales

Following the reduction in drink drive limit in Scotland in 2014, the rest of the UK will not be following suit, according to the transport minister. With the UK Government recently announcing its confirmation that it won’t be reviewing the …

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Festive campaign tackles drug impairment

Police campaign during Christmas and New Year shows mixed results for tackling drink driving and drug impairment, according to newly released statistics. The drink and drug drive campaign over Christmas and New Year caught more people who got behind the …

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Rise in Scottish festive drink driving

After an annual reduction in drink driving in Scotland, police figures show a contrasting increase during the festive season. UK road safety charity, Brake has expressed its disappointed as the latest drink drive figures show the number of people caught …

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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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