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Mobile phone use still drivers’ biggest annoyance despite offences appearing to decrease

Drivers using phones are more annoying than tailgating, failing to indicate or dangerous overtaking Convictions for mobile use down across…

Legislation & Regulation
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New road tax could soon be pay-as-you-drive

Car taxes like Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) and fuel duty bolster the Treasury’s coffers to the tune of £40 billion…

Business
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UK’s most popular driving school business name uncovered and 25 businesses use it

There are 39,710 registered driving instructors in the UK There are 34 million UK driving license holders According to government…

Other
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Car makers are scrapping handbrakes and replacing them with electronic systems

New research suggests mechanical handbrakes will join the likes of manual windows, chokes and cassette players as a relic from…

Road Safety
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RAC research reveals safety risk – how long do you drive without stopping?

With this weekend and next due to be the busiest all summer for drivers heading south through France for the…

Technology & Innovation
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Majority ‘would get the jitters’ in self-driving cars

A new survey carried out by the motoring charity suggests more than 70% of people would not feel safe travelling in a…

Other
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Breaking down the barriers of mental health in transport

New research produced by Roger Mackett, from UCL’s Centre for Transport Studies, highlights the current barriers that people with mental…

Government Investment
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Are British roads getting worse? Councils struggle to fund £10 billion pothole plague

The cost of a one-time catch-up to deal with this huge road maintenance backlog has been valued at a staggering £9.8 billion…

Road Safety
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RAC needs practitioners for road safety survey

The RAC Foundation is working with a range of road safety stakeholders on research to establish the effectiveness of road…