How to avoid a flat car battery
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How to avoid a flat car battery

It can be a massive inconvenience when you’re doing a lesson and realise you have a flat battery. Dead batteries are one of the most common causes of breakdown callouts during the winter in the UK. Cold winter weather has an adverse effect on batteries, slowing down the chemical processes that occur within, which makes

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National Motorcyclists Council call for 'reset' on motorcycle training
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National Motorcyclists Council call for ‘reset’ on motorcycle training

Calls are being made by the National Motorcyclists Council (NMC) for changes to improve the UK’s motorcycle licence testing and training regime. The NMC states that training and testing regulations need to fulfil a basic mission – to make motorcycling safer.  However, changes to the motorcycle licensing rules, introduced in 2009, have failed to make

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Drink Driving Limits Around the World Compared
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Drink Driving Limits Around the World Compared

While Christmas may look a little different this year, chances are there’ll still be people on the road who think it’s acceptable to drink and drive. The festive period always sees a rise in drink driving cases, as revellers get carried away while celebrating with friends, colleagues and family – putting themselves and others at

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UK government tighten rules on handheld phone use while driving
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UK government tighten rules on handheld phone use while driving

After a long campaign by traffic safety experts, the law on using your phone while driving is changing. Stricter curbs on using a smartphone while operating a vehicle are expected to be introduced.  Drivers are banned from texting or making a phone call – other than in an emergency – while using a handheld device,

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Despite drop in traffic, private parking fines are up
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Despite drop in traffic, private parking fines are up

This year UK drivers have been given a near record number of parking fines from private firms, despite being quieter during the pandemic. According to new figures, 1,95 million motorists were charged in the first three months of the 2021-22 financial year, compared with 497,678 in the first quarter of last year (2020-21) when lockdown

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Road Safety Week: Road safety awareness should be taught in schools, says TTC
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Road Safety Week: Road safety awareness should be taught in schools, says TTC

Adding road safety training to the national school curriculum could leave the next generation of road users better prepared for when they start learning how to drive. The call comes from risk management specialist and road safety provider TTC Group stating that road safety awareness should be taught in schools. With 4,140 reported road casualties

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Road Safety Week: 300 deaths 'prevented' by lockdown
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Road Safety Week: 300 deaths ‘prevented’ by lockdown

New analysis from Brake suggests more than 6,000 serious injuries and around 300 deaths were prevented due to lighter traffic in 2020, compared with 2019. The first in several years, the decline in deaths and serious injuries should herald a renewed road safety focus says Brake at the start of Road Safety Week (November 15-21). 

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