If you’ve read any local newspapers in the last week or two there is a strong chance you’ve read about your police force’s Christmas drink and drug driving campaign.
Emphasis in the reports is normally more on the drinking than the taking drugs, probably because more people drink alcohol than get their kicks from class As. Click here to read more »
Did you get through Monday without a prang? If so, well done. Figures released this week show 17 December is ‘Danger Day’, when more car crashes occur than any other day of the year.
Data derived from 200,000 claims over the last four years show that bumps and smashes more than double in the week before Christmas compared to a typical day. Click here to read more »
Your vehicle’s registration plate is a doorway to a wealth of information stored on the DVLA’s database.
Number of convictions and penalty points you’ve racked up; relevant medical information; addresses to which vehicles are registered; as well as details about your motor’s make and model, it’s all stored on the government agency’s files. Click here to read more »
And we’re into the festive period, meaning a more visible police presence on the roads attempting to prevent drink and drug driving.
December will see young drivers and those driving the morning after a Christmas-inspired binge the target of forces across the country. Click here to read more »
Been caught speeding? Paul Whatmore was, but instead of ‘fessing up he decided to have a go at pinning the blame on someone else instead.
In January the operations manager at a Norwich-based hire company was snapped by a speed camera on the A14 at Fen Ditton travelling at 80mph. Click here to read more »
Habitual drink drivers are a cause of great concern, and not just to other, law abiding motorists. Shocked by recent figures revealing a large proportion of banned drivers getting disqualified for at least the second time (24% in 2009, compared with 16% in 2000), and then another survey showing one in 10 drivers admitted to driving while drunk, the Department for Transport is working up plans to confiscate repeat offenders’ cars. Click here to read more »