Clocks go back this Sunday, and we all know what that means - an extra hour in bed! However, it also means something a little more sinister too.
Blog | Road Safety
Despite a number of high profile cases and a recent police and legal crackdown on using your mobile phone while driving in the UK, only 50% of UK drivers surveyed by the Department for Transport (DfT) think all mobile phone use behind the wheel is dangerous.
There are a number of things that adversely affect your driving that we do every day that aren’t illegal, and by far the most deadly is driving while tired or deprived of sleep.
The recorded physical and verbal abuse against Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) staff has risen by 50% in the space of a year, with 240 recorded cases in 2016, versus 180 a year earlier.
For anyone who has taken the driving theory test would have had stopping distances in all conditions drilled into their brain. It’s one of those things that someone will always chastise you for not know but according to figures collected by road safety charity, Brake, they could be pretty far wrong.
Research from road safety charity, Brake has revealed that eating and drinking behind the wheel can increase reaction times by up to 44%, causing drivers to respond to hazards much more slowly.
There has been a lot of speculation and confusion about the new speeding fines and laws that have come into effect today. Claims of higher fines, and higher consequences can be daunting for young drivers, and a lot of what has been put out formally isn't the easiest to understand, so we're breaking it down for you here, so it's clear how you might be affected.