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RAC Warns Over Number of Licensed Wheel Clampers

Posted: December 28, 2009

The number of people with wheel clamping licences has risen since a consultation on reform of the industry began, the RAC Foundation has claimed.

More than 2,000 people hold licences, up from 1,200 in March 2008, and 200 more than when the government began consulting in April 2009. The RAC Foundation blames “lax” laws for more people becoming clampers. Continue Reading…

The World’s First Road Death

Posted: December 8, 2009

The victim

  • On August 17, 1896, Bridget Driscoll, became the first road fatality in the world.
  • She was a 44year old mother with two children who had come to London with her teenage daughter and a friend to watch a dancing display. Continue Reading…

Why Driver Training?

Posted: December 8, 2009

Can your drivers answer these simple questions?

What shape is a STOP sign?

  • What does an AMBER traffic light mean?
  • What do the numbers on the motorway markers posts mean?
  • What colour is a PRIMARY ROUTE sign?
  • What is the very first thing to be done at the scene of an accident?

The answers to all these question may be found in the current edition of The Highway Code.  This booklet represents excellent value at £1.49 with 100 pages of information, rules and advice.  If all road users complied with the simple rules contained within the booklet, road casualties would be dramatically reduced, fuel would be saved and journey times improved. Continue Reading…

Drink Drive Limit May Be Cut To A Single Glass Of Wine – But With A Softer Sentence

Posted: December 5, 2009

Drivers caught over the alcohol limit could escape without an automatic ban under a two-tier system unveiled by ministers yesterday.

But the legal limit will also be reduced from 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood to 50mg – meaning a single glass of wine or pint of beer would leave motorists facing prosecution. Continue Reading…

Second Motorway Gets Hardshoulder Running

Posted: December 1, 2009

The hard-shoulder on a seven-mile stretch of England’s busiest motorway – the M6 – was opened a month earlier than planned.

The hard-shoulder between junctions four and five of the M6 near Birmingham is now open as a traffic lane during busy periods.

In addition, the first ‘through-junction running’ scheme, which will see traffic on the hard-shoulder drive across the exit and entry lanes, will open on the M42 on December 9. Continue Reading…

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