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Tougher penalties for speeding offences

Tougher penalties for speeding offences

The last five years has seen the number of speeding offences rise by 44%. So it’s no surprise that the government has decided to get even tougher on drivers who break the limits. Whilst most drivers will readily agree that ‘speed kills’, few of us have a completely...

Speed related safety tips

Speed related safety tips

Excessive, or inappropriate, speed is one of the main factors in thousands of accidents every year. Following these simple rules will help everyone stay safe on the roads. It’s a maximum not a minimum Speed limits are set based on average road conditions and should...

Employers and mobile devices

Employers and mobile devices

Any driver caught using a handheld device when behind the wheel must take responsibility for their actions. However, they may not be the only one at fault. Employers need to remember that it is an offence to cause or permit someone to use a handheld device whilst...

Motorists still flouting new mobile phone laws

Motorists still flouting new mobile phone laws

Despite tough new penalties being introduced for drivers using a handheld mobile phone, it seems that the message is still not getting through to everyone. Recent media reports indicate that hundreds of drivers are caught flouting the law each day. And, whilst it...

Are you easily distracted?

Are you easily distracted?

Recent years have seen a huge amount of publicity about the dangers of using a mobile phone while driving. Whilst recent press reports have highlighted that not everyone is taking the issue seriously, stricter penalties, including fines and penalty points, are...

Accidents will happen

Accidents will happen

We all like to think that accidents happen to other people, but did you know that there are nearly 200 thousand casualties on Britain’s roads each year. Accidents happen for lots of different reasons, including inappropriate speed, the effects of alcohol, medicinal...

Winter Driving Skills

Winter Driving Skills

No matter how experienced you are behind the wheel, driving during the winter months brings with it some quite unique challenges. In a single journey you can face blinding sunlight, falling snow, sudden ice patches and flooded roads. Sadly, too many drivers either...

Driving under the influence

Driving under the influence

These days we’re all very well informed about the dangers of driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs. The threat of prison, heavy fines and driving bans have all played their part in changing attitudes. Sadly, despite all the publicity, there is still a...

Car Park Prangs

Car Park Prangs

It might surprise you to know that, according to the Automobile Association, 20% of all insurance claims are for damage caused in car parks. So here’s a few questions to get you thinking: Do I choose a parking space with sufficient room to fully open all the necessary...

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