The number of convictions for people using their phones is down from 32,500 in 2010 to just 16,000 in 2014, with 23 per cent fewer traffic cops on the streets, the Daily Mail can reveal.
Source: Drivers who us mobile phones while driving on the rise while arrests are lower | Daily Mail Online
Darrell Martin describes how his brother was killed by a texting driver.
Source: ‘Texting driver had nine seconds to see my brother’ – BBC News
What difference do helmet cameras make to road safety?
Source: Do cycle cameras make the roads any safer? – BBC News
DRIVERS say that they’re distracted and stressed out by the person in the seat next to them.
Source: Distracting passengers cause 70% of drivers to stall
Plans to convert more motorway hard shoulders in England into permanent driving lanes to ease congestion should be scrapped, a Commons committee says.
Source: Scrap dangerous motorway hard shoulder plans, MPs warn – BBC News
A new report released by the European Transport Safety Council revealed that only Sweden had fewer deaths than the UK’s per billion miles travelled in the EU.
Source: UK has second safest roads in Europe but still gets red-flagged
MONEY-saving practice with mum and dad could result in picking up bad habits .
Source: Parents give learner drivers a bum steer on technique
MAJORITY of motorists spend most of their time with just one hand on the steering wheel – and more than 90% take a handsfree approach at some point.
Source: One-handed Brits display poor driving technique
ROAD safety charity Brake has revealed that 92% of British motorists are in favour of restrictions being placed on newly qualified drivers.
Source: British motorists think newly qualified drivers should be restricted | Cars | Life & Style | Daily Express
Data provided to the RAC by the Home Office said there are 1,437 fewer traffic officers outside of London than six years ago.
Source: Road casualties rise but there are 27% fewer traffic police than 2010