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RSMA says removal of road marking fatally flawed

A growing trend for selectively removing road markings to change driver behaviour towards more awareness of vulnerable users generates heated debate on safety. The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) in the UK has described the notion of removing white lines …

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Book details driver behaviour impact on fleet businesses

Fleetmatics has published an e-book to help fleet managers understand the impact of driver behaviour on haulage operations. Little doubt remains within the fleet operations community that the behaviour of drivers when behind the wheel can have a serious impact …

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Choosing AEB option reduces risk for younger drivers

Newly qualified drivers could see enormous savings on their insurance premiums in the first and following years by choosing a car equipped with AEB technology. As the new academic year begins and students are heading off to start their university …

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Variable Message Signs to be used for managing traffic at Gleneagles

Traffic managers responsible for the smooth flow of traffic surrounding the Ryder Cup event in Scotland will be assisted by 17 full matrix portable variable message signs. The Ryder Cup golf tournament to be held at Gleneagles in Scotland from …

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Holiday season could bring tyre misery to thousands on Britain’s roads

TyreSafe is warning motorists ahead of the summer holidays of the risks of driving long distances at high speeds with under-inflated tyres. The summer months are due to see families heading for holiday destinations and weekend breaks throughout the UK …

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Adequate tyre tread depth reduces risk of aquaplaning

UK drivers are being reminded to check they have adequate tyre tread depth to reduce the risk of aquaplaning in standing water. With the copious amounts of wet weather continuing to be seen throughout the UK, patchy flood waters are …

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UK campaign demonstrates long term effects of drink driving

The UK Government has launched its Snowball Effect campaign to highlight the potential aftermath for motorists convicted of drink driving. The Institute of Advanced Motoring (IAM) has responded to the launch of the latest THINK! campaign launched by the UK …

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Careless driving added to UK fixed penalty offences

UK Government release plans to reduce police burden by increasing fixed penalty offences without requiring court hearings. At the heart of the new plan is the offence of “careless driving” which is currently only prosecutable through courts, placing an additional …

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Conference challenges the statistics behind UK road safety trends

PACTS is running a conference on understand road traffic accident casualty trends in the UK and whether they are sustainable. Since the economic crisis began in the UK in 2007, deaths on the country’s roads fell from 2946 to just …

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Increase in Telematics Insurance in the UK

UK insurance comparison portal sees increase in availability of telematics based insurance products in the country. With high premiums for young drivers and the penalty to young female drivers set to commence through the European directive which rules that insurance …

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