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Police to introduce mobile phone detection warning signs
Release Date: 12-04-2019

  Mobile phone detection warning signs will be installed in two regions in England, following successful trials in 2018. Thames Valley and Hampshire will be amongst the first to introduce ...
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Data Reveals Most Stolen and Recovered Vehicle
Release Date: 18-02-2019

  Data gathered by TRACKER has revealed the Top 10 vehicles that were stolen and recovered in 2018. In 2017, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class ranked number one for the Most Stolen and Recovered v...
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FCA Group to be included in Crown Commercial Service
Release Date: 27-09-2018

  Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) UK is to be included in the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), meaning we could see FCA branded emergency vehicles in the near future. The Fiat Chrysler Auto...
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New offence for dangerous cycling could be on the horizon
Release Date: 13-08-2018

  A new offence could soon come in to place to create a cyclist equivalent to causing death by careless or dangerous driving. There will be a consultation from August 12th 2018 for 12 week...
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London to receive speed limit cut
Release Date: 30-07-2018

  In a bid to reduce the number of people seriously injured or killed on the streets of London, the Mayor of London, the Transport for London and the Metropolitan Police Service have launched...
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Police given greater legal protection for pursuits
Release Date: 30-05-2018

  The Home Office has proposed changes to the current laws which would enable police officers to have better legal protection when pursuing a reckless driver. Currently, there is a test to...
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Unmanned at 40mph: man convicted of dangerous driving
Release Date: 04-05-2018

  A man has been banned from driving after putting his Tesla on autopilot and leaving the driver's seat unmanned. The 39 year-old, Bhavesh Patel, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving on Fri...
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New DVLA figures on distracted driving
Release Date: 08-01-2018

According to new DVLA figures, 6,000 motorists have been caught twice using their mobile phone when in control of a vehicle. From the 48.2 million driving licence holders in Britain, 6,000 have ...
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Smoking ban in cars with children
Release Date: 02-10-2015

As of today, drivers of vehicles where a child is present are now banned from smoking by law across England and Wales. This law is coming in to force in an attempt to reduce passive smoking- as the...
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Country Roads- Deadlier than you think
Release Date: 10-10-2014

When it comes to road safety, we envisage the majority of casualties to happen on the motorways where speeding, overtaking and recklessness is abundant. However it seems that this might not necessa...
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5 worst and ridiculously funny car names of all time
Release Date: 03-06-2014

We’ve been graced with some truly remarkable cars since their conception. We’ve also been witness to some mechanical abominations. Good or bad, everyone likes to name their creation &nd...
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8 best car movie moments
Release Date: 02-06-2014

Throughout the years, we’ve been treated to a wide variety of car movies; some good ones, some great ones and ultimately some bad ones too. But today we’re here to remember some of the ...
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Funniest Car Insurance Claims
Release Date: 02-06-2014

Car insurance is a vital component for any driver, and although we would all prefer to never have to claim it, it is likely you will have to at some point or other during your time on the road. We...
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Release Date: 29-04-2014

Cars often are at a battle to be top of the list, but there is one area where it is not so great to reign supreme; that being a car thief’s list, with the BMW X5 remaining firmly in the top s...
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Health & safety legislation decision questioned
Release Date: 24-03-2014

A recent case has come into light which has seen apparent contradiction to expert opinion on how health and safety legislation should be applied.  The employer of a company car driver who was...
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Ignoring flood warnings could leave you up to the neck in it
Release Date: 14-02-2014

Over the past few weeks, floods have snaked their stealthy fingers over many parts of the country swallowing roads and paths in their wake. And yet some drivers still feel it wise to ignore flood w...
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Councils fine drivers in wrong lane
Release Date: 11-02-2014

All drivers know the importance of staying in the corrent lanes, not only is there a high risk of an accident, but if you manage to get away unscathed chances are high that you will recieve a hefty...
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Concentration is key to driving
Release Date: 11-02-2014

Concentration is key to driving, yet a recent poll by IAM has revealed that only sixty percent of drivers keep focused when behind the wheel. Young drivers were found to be the worst offenders, wi...
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New motorway speed cameras proposed
Release Date: 04-02-2014

Numerous accidents a year occur on the motorway, the majority of which occur due to speeding. This is why new so-called stealth cameras are to be placed along section of smart motorways, where the ...
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Drink driving figures down
Release Date: 29-01-2014

Drink driving is an expected problem over the Christmas and New Year period, however it seems a relentless enforcement campaign has worked in reducing numbers, with 573 less arrested in 2013 than 2...
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Speed driving to work on the rise
Release Date: 27-01-2014

Not leaving enough time for the commute to work can lead to a horrific amount of repercussions - several of which fall way beyond the boardroom. Being stopped by the police, hefty fines ...
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Brake hold crisis response training course
Release Date: 14-01-2014

Brake, the road safety charity is holding an Essential Crisis Response training course over a single day to which they are inviting all HR and Fleet Management workers to attend. Sponsored by FMG,...
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Parking fines may be scrapped
Release Date: 13-01-2014

When it comes to paying fines, one most seem resentful of paying are parking fines due to the generalised view councils use parking enforcement simply as a “Cash Cow.” However, it now s...
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Poll reveals support for tax disc abolishment
Release Date: 06-01-2014

A recent decision made by the Government announced the abolition of the paper tax disc which will include a large revamp of the system which has been around for ninety years. This schemeis est...
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Paper tax discs abolished in 2014
Release Date: 16-12-2013

For the first time, motorists will be able to pay road tax in monthly instalments, with the old tax disc system being replaced. After ninety years, a new electronic system will see the old one bein...
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Crackdown on Christmas drunk drivers
Release Date: 29-11-2013

Christmas - a time for festivities, gifts, and a drink with the family; yet there is a darker side to that after dinner whisky and New Year’s champagne. 2012 saw 280 people killed and 1,210 s...
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Top districts for speeding in the UK
Release Date: 01-01-2000

What with numerous initiatives rolled out to help tackle the issue of speeding, the lengths to which it still occurs on our roads is shocking. 2013 saw new fixed penalty notices being issued meani...
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