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Defra fleet ditching diesel

Defra fleet ditching diesel

Did you see the news piece about Defra fleet chief Dale Eynon this week? He’s set out a new strategy for Defra: getting rid of all the diesel vehicles in their fleet and replacing them with hybrids or electrics in the next 7 years. Pretty ambitious, right? In the interview ... Read More
 
Speeding fines set to rise

Speeding fines set to rise

If I asked you point blank now, how many motorists in the UK get fines each year? I’ll give you a second to think of your answer…   Ready?   Okay, here’s the actual answer: 12 million.   That’s a third of all the drivers on the road. Pretty nuts, ... Read More
 
Life sentences for drivers who kill

Life sentences for drivers who kill

If you follow the news then I’m sure you’ve seen the hugely important change that’s been made to the dangerous driving laws? If not, let me fill you in… Ministers have agreed that drivers who cause death as a result of driving while using a mobile, or driving dangerously will ... Read More
 
Five year high on UK road fatalities

Five year high on UK road fatalities

I was doing my usual scout around the various news sites earlier, and I came across this pretty scary statistic: Road fatalities in the UK reached a FIVE YEAR high last year, with 1,792 people killed on our roads. Here’s the original article There was an 8% rise in fatalities ... Read More
 
Tesla shares drop 3% after first autonomous car fatality

Tesla shares drop 3% after first autonomous car fatality

US authorities are investigating the first death potentially caused by self-driving technology. The driver of a Tesla car died in Florida in May after colliding with a lorry. Under scrutiny is Tesla's Autopilot feature, which automatically changes lanes and reacts to traffic. In a statement, Tesla said it appeared the ... Read More
 
Driving Monitor Mock Trial of a Grey Fleet driver

Driving Monitor Mock Trial of a Grey Fleet driver

Mock Trial Courtroom drama to demonstrate how a 'Grey Fleet' serious road accident would be handled in court Driving Monitor have teamed up with Shoosmiths solicitors to deliver a new Mock Trial event which is being held for 2 days at this year's Safety & Health Expo at the ExCeL in ... Read More
 
The iPhone Wallet may allow DVLA licence checks on the iPhone

DVLA licence checks on the iPhone

Digital trends highlights how the DVLA driving licence checks service may roll out to the iPhone in an Apple Pay style system. The Wallet app on your iPhone may soon hold more than tickets, your Apple Pay cards, and boarding passes. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in the U.K. is apparently working on ... Read More