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Horse and Hound Launched Urgent Appeal Ahead of Road Safety Debate

Horse and Hound requested on Friday that members lobbied their MP’s ahead of yesterday’s ‘crucial’ road safety debate.  “Following the recent Highway Code review announcement, the BHS is urgently appealing to the general public to write to their MPs to ensure the safety needs of equestrians are not forgotten,” a spokesman for the charity said. […]

Give the Police a Wave!

An excellent initiative is circling on social media – “Don’t make your children scared of the police”. When children are scared, lost or in danger the police need them to feel safe in their presence. Imagine a car crash, the police may be first on the scene – let them know it’s ok to do […]

Adverts banned for dangerous driving

Yesterday the BBC website reported that Ford, Fiat and Nissan ads had been banned for dangerous driving: As the crack down continues in a bid to save lives on the road, it is welcome news. Whether the message was intentional or not, even at a subliminal level, it’s vital to convey that safe and […]

The Royal Family Can but Can You?

The photos are gorgeous but can you replicate? The answer is only if the road is closed off and made private for the occasion, in which case you really do need to be royalty! In all other situations normal rules apply – seatbelts and car seats – even short journeys carry risk and leave you […]

Driving Safely On Winter Roads

Driving Safely On Winter Roads More than half of all deaths in road traffic accidents in the UK happen on the country’s rural roads, so with winter on its way it is a good time for a new five-week national campaign launched at the start of November. In addition, most driving tests and learner training […]

It’s not just alcohol that stays in your system . . .

It’s not just alcohol that stays in your system . . . How up to date are you and your team on the new laws involving drugs and driving, including prescriptions? It’s not just alcohol that stays in your system, drugs can effect your driving for days to come. What would happen if a member […]

Will you be safe to drive after your flight?

With peak holiday season coming up there are likely to be many people driving on the roads who have just disembarked from a flight. Often return flights arrive in the late evening or early morning and while the drive from the airport to home may only be a couple of hours, many people don’t factor […]

Drivers Could Damage Your Business

Drivers Could Damage Your Business A recent discussion on social media highlighted the impressions people gain about a business from the driving habits of their van drivers when out and about. It was started by a mother who highlighted the many times she and her children were put at risk by inconsiderate drivers when they […]

Hands off!

Hands off! From the start of March 2017 new and much stricter penalties have been introduced for driver caught using their mobile phones while driving. They mean that drivers will now receive six points on their licence and a fine starting at £200, both double the previous penalties. The new penalties also mean that new […]

After the holidays

After the holidays Employers can face prosecution if an employee driving on company business does not have the correct driving licence. Under Section 87 (2) of the Road Traffic Act 1988, this covers “encouraging or permitting an employee to drive a vehicle of any class without the correct licence”. The penalties are of three points […]

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