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More questions over self-driving cars despite fleet trials in Oxford

More questions over self-driving cars despite fleet trials in Oxford

Live trials of Project Endeavour’s first commercial fleet of Level 4 autonomous Ford Mondeos are kicking off in Oxford this week, to demonstrate the feasibility of inner-city autonomous driving and engage local authorities with the benefits of such systems. Starting with nine-mile trips between the city’s two major railway stations, the six-strong fleet will operate ... Read More
 
Will Your Fleet Land Points On YOUR Licence?!

Will Your Fleet Land Points On YOUR Licence?!

Have you ever read the Road Traffic Act of 1988/1991 in all its detail? We’re willing to bet you haven’t, and if you tried, there’s a decent chance you fell asleep during the task. Reading pages and pages of laws isn’t exactly at the top of most people’s bucket lists, but there’s a good reason ... Read More
 
‘Laid bare loophole’ in licence laws?

‘Laid bare loophole’ in licence laws?

This week the BBC news broke the story of the M1 fatal minibus crash "laid bare the loophole" where employers are not automatically told of drivers losing their licence. Eight minibus occupants were killed in the crash in August caused by two lorry drivers - one of whom had lost their ... Read More
 
Restrained or you’ll pay

Restrained or you’ll pay

Did you know the Highway Code specifically states that dogs and other animals must be “suitably restrained” when in a vehicle, but that very few people abide by this rule? And the penalty for breaking it? A whopping £2,500! This point is an important one, and it’s really relevant for ... 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