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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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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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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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Road deaths fall in Republic of Ireland

Deaths on Ireland’s roads have fallen to the lowest since 2012 with a record low forecast for 2015. A report issued by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Garda (the Irish police service) has released preliminary figures for fatalities …

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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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Survey shows Scandinavian attitudes to tyre safety

Michelin has conducted a tyre survey in the Nordic region to gauge differences between the countries in relation to tyre safety. A survey conducted by Michelin has uncovered regional difference in Scandinavia regarding the choice and maintenance of tyres during …

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UK survey highlights effects of penalty points on insurance

Insurance premiums can cost up to 90 percent more for driving offenders in the UK who have accumulated larger numbers of penalty points. The fact that insurance costs more if the driver has penalty points is well known since premiums …

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Brazil road safety summit sees ESC recommendation

Autoliv is supporting the Global NCAP recommendation for mandatory fitment of Electronic Stability Control to new vehicles sold in Brazil. The Stop The Crash Partnership inaugural event taking place today and tomorrow in Brazil’s capital is pushing forward the Global …

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UK motorist support for speed cameras waning

IAM survey shows reduced support amongst motorists for the use and extent of speed cameras in identifying offending motorists. A national survey by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has shown that although most drivers support speed cameras there are …

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Survey gauges acceptance levels of in-car digital speed control

Brake examines potential levels of acceptance for in-vehicle digital speed maps that control maximum car speed based on enforced limits. UK Road safety charity Brake is urging the government to take steps towards introducing Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) on UK …

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