Category Archives: Press UK

Woman critical after road accident in Paralimni – Cyprus Mail

A 35-year-old woman was in critical condition in Nicosia general hospital on Sunday after being injured in a road accident late Saturday in Paralimni.

According to police, at around 8pm, a 63-year-old from Paralimni was driving his car on Protaras Avenue, from Paralimni to Kapparis, when at some point in his attempt to turn right, he cut off the path of the motorcycle driven by the Bulgarian woman., […]

Source: Woman critical after road accident in Paralimni – Cyprus Mail

RoSPA assesses older drivers for the ITV documentary-series ‘100 Year Old Driving School’

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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RoSPA assesses older drivers for the ITV documentary-series 100 Year Old Driving School

RoSPA assessors will be supporting older drivers during an ITV documentary-series looking at why and how the elderly still get behind the wheel.

The three-part show, called 100 Year Old Driving School, will air on ITV tonight (Tuesday, September 12) and follows the lives of a group of British drivers, over the age of 90, who still enjoy driving on the roads.

They will be given assessments from some of the charity’s top examiners, providing hints, tips, encouragement and guidance on how they can improve their driving or whether it may be time to hang up their keys.

Kevin Clinton, RoSPA’s head of road safety, said: “Driving a car is an important part of personal, family and work life for millions of us, providing freedom and independence to get about as and when we need to.

“Experienced drivers are, in general, safer than those with less experience but as we get older, our health and fitness, often including our eyesight, physical condition and reaction times, begins to decline. Age-related conditions can also begin to affect our driving and can eventually mean that there is a point when an individual needs to give up driving. However, as this documentary will show, this point is different for everyone; there isn’t an age at which all drivers become unable to drive safely.

“Many older drivers recognise that their driving ability is changing and consequently change when and where they drive. Driving assessments, such as RoSPA’s Experienced Driver Assessment and refresher training courses can help older drivers.”

The documentary, produced by production company RDF Television, will also air on Tuesday, September 19 and 26.

For further information on older drivers, visit olderdrivers.org.uk

Insurers could penalise young drivers below speed limit | Daily Mail Online

Some insurance providers are comparing a driver’s speed against average speeds of experienced motorists to determine if they’re going too fast, even if it’s much slower than the limit dictates.

They are comparing a new licence holder’s speed against the average speeds of more experienced motorists to determine if they’re travelling too fast – mainly on ‘rural’ A and B roads.

Source: Insurers could penalise young drivers below speed limit | Daily Mail Online

Doing THIS while driving makes you 100 times more likely to have a fatal car accident | Express.co.uk

A NEW study has sensationally claimed that motorists’ concentration is so impaired while using a mobile phone behind the wheel – it creates 105 opportunities for a road user to inadvertently kill themselves.

Source: Doing THIS while driving makes you 100 times more likely to have a fatal car accident | Cars | Life & Style | Express.co.uk

Is it illegal to use a mobile phone while driving, what is the fine and how many points do you get on your licence? (UK)

THOUSANDS of motorists are caught each year by police after using their mobile phones at the wheel. Despite several high-profile campaigns and the government raising the fine of being caught to £20…

Source: Is it illegal to use a mobile phone while driving, what is the fine and how many points do you get on your licence?