road safety

43% of drivers ignorant of harsher penalties for phone use

A new study has shown that 43% of drivers are still unaware of the new harsher penalties for drivers caught using their mobile phones at the wheel.

Tough new mobile phone penalties now in force

As of today, drivers caught using their mobile phones on UK roads will be subject to much harsher penalties, meaning new drivers can face disqualification.

UK road accident statistics: Safe, but could be better

While the UK has strict road safety laws, there were still 1,780 road deaths in the last year. That's just under five people dying every day on UK roads (sponsored post).

Giving way to emergency vehicles

Dealing with an emergency vehicle can panic drivers. What are you supposed to do? Should you cross into an intersection or mount a kerb to get out of the way?

Five-star Prius pioneers new safety test

Industry safety specialist Euro NCAP has performed its first test of Autonomous Emergency Braking technology, on the Toyota Prius.

Driving safely, whatever the weather

Driving safely is critical when the weather turns nasty, yet some drivers seem to lose their senses exactly when considered judgments are most important.

Putting the brakes on road rage

More than 80 per cent of drivers on UK roads claim to have been the victims of a road rage incident. So what can be done about it?

How high do you rank on the road rage scale?

You can now gauge your rage and compare it with your fellow motorists in the Jennings Road Rage Ranker. Are you calm or crazy? (sponsored post)

Mobile phones and driving: is the law doing enough?

Over half a million UK motorists use their phone while driving. Stats reveal that in 2013 mobile phones were a factor in 22% of fatal road accidents.

The cost of speeding around the world

Getting caught speeding usually results in a hefty fine or penalty, but the cost can vastly differ around the world. This infographic explores the cost of speeding in different countries.

Cyclists need to start taking some responsibility

There is howling from cycling lobbyists in London on a regular basis as yet another cyclist is killed in an accident with a heavy vehicle. It's time for the complaining to stop and action to be taken.

Is better driver education the key to improving road safety?

Should the minimum driving age be raised, or is better driving education and training a better answer to improving road safety levels on our roads?

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