Roadside breath tests for drink-driving have fallen to their lowest level on record amid police cuts, new figures show.
Police forces across the UK are launching a national effort to bring down the number of uninsured drivers on the roads.
Annual road deaths in the UK could be cut by 4.5% by scrapping the October clock change, according to a road safety charity.
A loophole which can allow drivers to escape punishment for hand-held phone use if they are taking a photo or playing a game will be closed under plans announced by the Government.
October marks tyre safety month, highlighting an often overlooked aspect of car maintenance. As the main point of contact between the car and the road, tyres are absolutely crucial when it comes to a vehicle’s overall safety.
A new system of Assisted Driving Grading, which aims to help drivers understand how to use the safety technology incorporated into nearly all new cars, has been launched.
A leading independent UK road safety charity is calling for speeding to become as socially unacceptable as driving under the influence after discovering that many people see excessive speed as acceptable.
Lee Waters, the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, set up a task force last year to look at changing the default 30mph limit.
Speed limits in motorway roadworks could increase from 50 to 60mph following a government trial.(more…)
Each day during the Government’s official coronavirus briefing, we are shown how the use of motor vehicles has fallen by around 60% since February – as a result of the ‘lockdown’ restrictions first announced on 23 March.
GEM Motoring Assist is asking drivers to pay close attention to the speeds they use whilst out and about during the current period of lockdown.(more…)
GEM Motoring Assist is calling on the Government to increase the penalty for drivers and passengers who do not wear a seatbelt on journeys.(more…)
Young men are over-represented in alcohol-related deaths and serious injuries on the road.(more…)
One is Six drivers have admitted to breaking the law at some point in the last year by using their phone while driving.
Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers to be wise to the dangers of fatigue on journeys.
The National Travel Attitudes Survey, published by the Department for Transport, found that 63% of respondents agreed that ‘the laws on driving whilst impaired by illegal or legal drugs, are not properly enforced’.(more…)