A number of new road laws are set to be introduced this year which could impact motorists in several ways. These include new parking restrictions, low emission rules and a ‘graduate drivers license’ which would impose restrictions on new drivers.
One of the major changes affects how we will be able …Read More
A new law could be introduced in Wales to fine those who throw litter out of car windows, which is not only harmful to drivers on the roads but highway workers, too.
According to Welsh councils, millions of pounds are spent picking litter off the sides of roads each year, primarily …Read More
From April 2020, the Isle of Man will be hit with a new electric vehicle tax designed to cover the loss of fuel tax revenue from petrol and diesel vehicles.
Presently, the island is home to 706 registered hybrid vehicles and 280 electric vehicles.
In the past, zero-emission vehicles have not been …Read More
Road safety standards charity, IAM RoadSmart has called for employers, the government and police to address the number of deaths amongst company car drivers.
Latest figures show that the number of serious and fatal crashes involving an at-work road driver has increased over recent years, rising from 5,442 in 2009 to …Read More
Recently, New South Wales in Australia has seen mobile phone detection cameras implemented on its roads, which are being used to tackle mobile phone usage when people are driving and in turn, lower road fatalities.
NSW is the first state in Australia to use the cameras on their roads and fatalities …Read More
Data from a recent report by the RAC has revealed that as many as 68% of drivers in England think that all lane running smart motorways compromise road safety.
Specifically, fears lie around the safety of motorists who breakdown in a live lane, with 72% of drivers being concerned that they’d …Read More
Prince Charles’ town of Poundbury has come under scrutiny lately after the death of Richard Hallett, who died in a low-speed collision with a van at a junction in the town. His mother, Tina Cooper, has been campaigning for road markings to be implemented in the town, which has so …Read More
This week (18th-24th November) is annual Road Safety Week, with charities and campaigners up and down the country pushing for safer roads.
To mark the event and to emphasise the dangers of the road, road safety charity Brake has launched its ‘Step Up for Safe Streets’ campaign by publishing the results …Read More
The Metropolitan Police are set to begin using drones in the hope that they can help improve road safety. The drones will be used to monitor drivers, specifically looking out for racers and joyriders, rather than being used to tackle all speeding.
While flying over London roads both day and night, …Read More
The government is acting on calls to close a legal loophole, which motorists have been exploiting to avoid prosecution for using their mobile phones while driving.
Currently, the law only prohibits drivers from using their phones for “interactive communication” while driving, such as to make calls or send texts. Consequently, many …Read More