Almost exactly a year ago we warned readers in advance that they would soon need to carry breathalysers in their vehicle when travelling through France, or else face fines.
Then in October the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) said that although the law had been rolled out, the fines that were due to begin the following month were delayed until March. Click here to read more »
In 2010/11 almost 115,000 speeding offences were recorded in Scotland, representing more than a third of all motor vehicle offences.
By way of comparison, government statistics show that 122,400 people were prosecuted for speeding offences in England and Wales during 2011. Click here to read more »
According to the AA, 300,000 drivers have persuaded others to take their penalty points for speeding. This week we all got to know the name of one of those people.
Ex-cabinet minister and MP Chris Huhne will soon find out his fate (likely to be a prison sentence measured in months) for perverting the course of justice by getting his ex-wife to take the rap for his speeding offence on the M11 inEssex 10 years ago. Click here to read more »
Today is the 30th anniversary of the country’s first seat belt law coming into force. In the same year that the M54 opened, wheel clamps were first wielded in anger and TV-am took to our screens, we were all being advised to ‘Clunk Click’.
Back in 1983, and according to AA research, a third of people ignored the advice and took the risk of being thrown through their windscreens. Click here to read more »
Pity the poor European traffic cop. Imagine him stood at the side of the Autobahn, Autoroute, or whatever the other countries call their motorways, trying to make sense of your driving licence.
Apparently, traffic police across the continent are expected to recognise more than 100 different types of paper and plastic driving licence in the course of their work.
As there are only around 27 countries in the EU there must be a fair few ‘novel’ forms of driving ID kicking about. Click here to read more »
It’s been a long time coming, but a drug driving testing kit has become the first to receive Home Office approval, and is soon to feature at a police station near you.
Draeger Safety UK’s Dräger DrugTest 5000 can detect cannabis from a mouth swab and removes the need to call out a doctor before taking a blood sample. Click here to read more »