News articles - June 2011
A rapid improvement of road signs and markings is needed to support young drivers and help save hundreds of lives a year, it has been claimed.
Venues ranging from hotels to leisure centres are to be trialled as locations from which practical driving tests could start and finish at.
Data regarding the number of accidents, casualties and prosecutions linked to speed cameras in England is going to be published for the first time.
A recent survey by the AA Ireland has revealed that Mothers have more tolerance when teaching their kids how to drive
Young drivers seeking safety tips and looking for cheap car insurance have attended the sixth annual Independence Day event at a Lancashire school.
Young drivers have been warned of a possible hike in car insurance costs.
Police in the US were in for a shock when they pulled over a car - which was being driven by a seven-year-old boy wearing pyjamas.
Road safety campaigners have welcomed the increasing availability of pay-how-you-drive car insurance policies.
Hard-pressed motorists are trying to save money by reducing the number of journeys they make in their cars, latest research shows.
Figures have revealed that fewer people died on Scotland's roads last year.
According to figures by the DSA the number of attempts at the driving test are on the increase.
Road safety chiefs in Somerset have joined forces with the Hair Academy South West in a campaign to cut the number of young people killed or seriously injured in road accidents.
Young larner drivers in Northern Ireland are gearing up for a new element to their driving test.
The Government has been criticised by a road safety charity for asking the public to nominate transport regulations they would like to see axed in a bid to cut red tape.
Police in Scotland have expressed concern over an increase in the number of motorists caught driving after consuming alcohol and drugs.
Calls to introduce a device which could detect whether drivers are under the influence of drugs have been rejected by the Government.
Network Rail and satellite navigation provider Garmin have produced a free app which lets drivers know when they are nearing a level crossing by producing a cheery train whistle sound.
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A new report has warned that millions of people in the UK are driving cars while high on illegal drugs.
Volvo has embraced a mobile application that allows drivers to communicate with their parked car via an iPhone or Android smart phone.
Research has found that male motorists are more likely than their female counterparts to be involved in road accidents due to dangerous habits such as speeding and driving after alcohol.
New car sales have fallen for their 11th consecutive month, down 1.7% year-on-year in May, according to new figures.
A crackdown has been launched in Scotland to tackle drink and drug drivers this summer.
The number of local council parking tickets issued rose to 4.24 million in 2009/10, from 4.03 million in 2008/09, according to a report.
Only 15% of drivers think that fixed penalty notices are the best way to combat careless driving.
A Manchester United fan who travelled down to Wembley Stadium to see his team play in the Uefa Champions League final made a rather expensive purchase on the way.
A young driver in Grimsby escapes serious injury following a collision with three parked cars.
Stats by the DSA showing the number of students injured whilst on test have raised alarm bells.