This year, for the first time, Scottish police forces have been able to not only test for drink driving but also test to see if motorists have been driving under the influence of drugs. Over the festive period, Police Scotland has been pushing to stop people driving over the limit, …Read More
A permit scheme could be introduced in County Durham this spring, which is aimed at reducing the disruption caused by street works.
Whether the permit scheme is brought into effect or not rests on if councillors decide to approve the proposal. The Durham Roads and Street Works Scheme will be discussed …Read More
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