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Vulnerable Road Users

When talking about road safety issues, the term ‘vulnerable road users’ is often quoted. But does it actually mean? Vulnerable means those most at risk of exposure to the possibility of harm. RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents describes vulnerable road users as ‘those who have less crash protection than occupants of […]

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New Mobile Phone Laws

From March 2022, new mobile phone laws mean that you could face prosecution if you use any hand held device when behind the wheel. This applies not only when you are driving, but also when you are stationary in traffic. The law does not only apply to mobile phones, but to any device that can

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Driverless Cars in the UK

Driverless cars are coming to the UK – should we be worried? Trials of these in the USA have actually resulted in hundreds of crashes, some of them fatal. During a four month period in 2022 eleven people were killed. Passengers and pedestrians are dying as a direct result of driverless technology. There are a

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New Rules for Towing Trailers

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) announced that the rules for towing trailers would be changing in November 2021. Initially, the agency delayed the changes but they now have the green light. Present Rules Licenses issued before 1st January 1997 If you passed your test before 1st January 1997, you can normally drive a

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Are E-Scooters Legal?

Are e-scooters legal to use in the UK? The short answer is no; not unless you’re using is as part of a trial or you’re on private land. In spite of this it seems that there is an ever increasing number of people whizzing about on them. Many people use them on the footpath, which

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Are Smart Motorways Safe?

Are smart motorways safe? If the answer is yes, then why are so many people dying on them? Over the last five years, 38 people have died in incidents that would probably not have occurred on a regular motorway. On one section of London’s M25 alone, after conversion to a smart motorway, operators recorded there

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