Archive for the 'road safety' Category

Injured motorist sues Highways Agency over black ice – Daily Telegraph

“A motorist who spent two days on a life support machine after crashing on black ice is suing the Highways Agency for failing to grit the road properly.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th November 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Seatbelt dodgers face tougher penalties – Home Office

“Motorists caught without a seatbelt will now face on-the-spot fines of £60.”

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Home Office, 29th June 2009

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Fines for not wearing a seatbelt double – Daily Telegraph

“Fines for not wearing a seatbelt have been doubled to £60 after the Home Office admitted the previous penalty was not acting as a sufficient deterrent.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th June 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Police using Google Street View-style cars to spy on motorists – Daily Telegraph

“Police are resorting to vehicles resembling Google’s Street View cars to catch motorists breaking the law.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.ukl

Outrage at ruling on helmets for cyclists – The Independent

“Britain’s cyclists reacted in uproar yesterday to a High Court ruling that they can be blamed for their injuries if they don’t wear a helmet – even if the accident itself was caused by someone else.”

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The Independent, 16th March 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Rural speed limits may be reduced to 50mph – The Independent

“Speed limits on most single-carriageway roads in rural areas could be cut from 60mph to 50mph under a Government plan to cut the number of deaths in car accidents.”

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The Independent, 9th March 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Novice drivers face a ban for one speeding offence – The Times

“Novice drivers could face an automatic ban after a single speeding offence, and would have to retake their tests, under proposals for a tightening of road safety laws.”

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The Times, 21st November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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