Following the recent release of a new Google Maps update that now alerts users when they’re approaching a speed camera, fixter surveyed 1,000 people across the country to find out what they think about speed limits.(more…)
Almost 2.7 million motorists in England and Wales have three or more penalty points on their driving licences, according to new figures.(more…)
Drivers will save a total of 25 minutes or more on their commute to work next week – thanks to the school half-term break.(more…)
The number of road users who have completed a driver retraining course since their introduction in 2010 has topped ten million.
Nine million of these have attended a speed aware course, 1.19 million of them in 2018 alone.
Last year 1.45 million people accepted a place on one of the eight courses sometimes offered by police as an alternative to a fine and points for more minor offences.
- The other courses include:
- The national motorway awareness course
- What’s driving us?
- Your belt – your life (online course)
Almost all the courses are run by private companies and the price of the courses can vary by type, location and provider. In 2017, NDORS (the organisation that administers the scheme) said fees ranged from £75 to £99.
Forty-five pounds out of each fee is returned to the police force which referred the offender.
Steve Gooding, director of the RAC Foundation, said “This data suggests that, astonishingly, as many as one in four drivers has now been sent back to the classroom for breaking road traffic law – hopefully to emerge as ambassadors for better, more responsible motoring behaviors.
“While the logic of sending drivers who commit minor transgressions back to the classroom is clear, it begs the question of what should be done in a similar vein to tutor those found guilty of more serious breaches of the rules of the roads before they injure or kill themselves or others?”
Young drivers are spending more than £9,000 during their first year of motoring alone, according to new research.(more…)
A driver has been caught on police dashcam hogging the middle lane of a motorway for three miles.
Motorists risk being left stranded today as they return to work after the festive break to find their car has a flat battery.
Gridlock is set to ensure this week as drivers prepare to make more than 20 million leisure journeys in the run-up to Christmas.(more…)
A drivers’ group has warned that confusing branding could cause issues for motorists as cities crack down on older, more polluting vehicles.
Footage of Britain’s biggest and newest speed camera dubbed the ‘Long Ranger’ has been released by police.(more…)
Nearly 40% people have friends who they believe have driven despite being over the drink-drive limit, new research has found.(more…)
Work by Highways England to create a toll-free journey for drivers heading into Wales will start on Friday 14 December.(more…)