Road safety action plan: what you need to know

Today (19 July 2019) the Department for Transport (DFT) has published its road safety action plan. The plan sets out a number of steps aimed at reducing the number of people killed or injured on our roads. It focuses on 4 main groups; young road users, rural road users, motorcyclists and other vulnerable road users. […]

Is Driving Under The Influence Ever Justified?

  “No person should suffer the tragedy of losing someone as a result of drunk, drugged, or distracted driving, but for far too long the danger of impaired driving has robbed people of the comfort of knowing that when they or a loved one leaves home they will return safely. Impaired driving puts drivers, passengers, […]

Road Safety News midweek special (18/07) – in association with THINK!

Click here to read all news reports New drivers could face restrictions following the announcement that the Government is considering introducing a graduated driver licensing scheme in England. Road Safety GB has developed a ‘world-first’ augmented reality teaching resource, which will be evaluated over the next two years thanks to funding provided by the DfT. […]

Further research into graduated driver licensing

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced today (18 July) that it will explore if graduated driver licensing – or a similar scheme – should be introduced in England. The scheme could put restrictions on new drivers, such as a minimum learning period, not driving at night, or not driving with passengers under a certain […]

DVSA reveals the top driving test faults

Today (17 July 2019) we’ve released the top 10 reasons people failed the new driving test in its first year. The data, which covers 4 December 2017 to 3 December 2018, shows that insufficient observation at junctions and not using mirrors effectively when changing direction accounted for 368,047 test failures. Read the full news story […]

Ireland – The Ongoing Insurance Conundrum?

    Introduction T he insurance saga continues unabated. With insurance companies’ claims and counter-claims being leveled at each other, one thing is certain; it’s the paying public who are losing out and being squeezed with high insurance premiums. Car and business insurance have soared in recent times. Clearly, insurers are making huge profits at […]

Road Safety News w/comm 15/7/19 – in association with THINK!

Click here to read all news reports • A new film has been produced to highlight the skills required to ride as part of a group of powered two wheeler riders. • A Road Safety GB project to increase understanding among driving instructors of the needs of elderly drivers will be presented at the Older […]

DVLA figures suggest motorists are missing out on millions

British motorists could have missed out on savings of nearly £5 million last year by not going online to apply for or renew their driving licence, according to new DVLA figures published today. For more information. Read Our Press Release