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29 July 2015 at 14:03

The RAC has urged local authorities against a knee-jerk reaction following new evidence which suggests motorists are at no greater safety risk with street lights off at night. This should not mean a blanket switch-off. Instead a "halfway house" with selective lights left on and low-cost, better-quality lamps introduced could provide the most effective results. Researchers headed by the London...

29 July 2015 at 14:03

The RAC is among leading experts supporting a petition which urges ministers to make driving education compulsory in schools. By this, campaigners mean in-class and practical lessons, rather than lowering the legal driving age. The call comes only months after the RAC said that adding such classes to the curriculum is preferable to raising the driving age to 20. Campaigners hope that a succ...

29 July 2015 at 14:03

Travellers trying to cross the Channel are again facing delays after a migrant died as hundreds tried to enter the Eurotunnel at Calais.The escalating crisis in France has prompted David Cameron to pledge that the Government will do everything in its power to improve the situation.Cross-Channel services were also disrupted on Monday night after 2,000 migrants tried to gain entry to Eurotunnel's...

29 July 2015 at 14:03

Transport Minister Danny Kennedy has apologised to motorists in Northern Ireland wrongly issued with penalty charge notices. A total of 118 incorrect penalties that were handed out between June 22 and July 21 have been cancelled due to a fault with Belfast's bus lane cameras.Another 612 tickets have been cancelled even though the drivers did commit an offence.Mr Kennedy has launched an indepen...

28 July 2015 at 12:32

The price motorists are charged for diesel at supermarket fuel pumps is being cut again, a move welcomed by the RAC.Price reductions made last week left drivers paying less for diesel than petrol, for the first time since 2000.Tesco and Morrisons say they're now cutting diesel prices by a further 2p per litre with Sainsbury's announcing it will follow suit.RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said...

28 July 2015 at 12:32

Motorists are again experiencing delays on the M20 approach to Kent's Dover port. The motorway is shut to private drivers between junctions eight and nine.Police have brought back Operation Stack only days since it was last lifted. This is where freight traffic is parked up to prevent total gridlock in the county. It was last brought in during June to minimise disruption from French ferry sta...

28 July 2015 at 12:32

Installing speed cameras has helped reduce the number of people hurt in road accidents on the A9 in Scotland, new figures show.Transport Scotland's A9 Safety Group say the number of injuries on the road's 138-mile stretch between Inverness and Dunblane more than halved during the six months after the cameras were put up in October 2014.Four people died on the road over the same period - the sam...

27 July 2015 at 13:13

Middle-lane hogging drivers are being warned about the dangers of the anti-social habit in a blunt, new awareness campaign.Cheshire Police and Highways England are telling them that they stand more chance of dying if they keep in the central lane.In addition, they are at risk of getting three points on their licences and a £100 spot fine.On Monday (July 27), the message started being conveyed t...

27 July 2015 at 13:13

Poor eyesight has seen hundreds of motorists have their driving licences revoked, reveals the Press Association. Data obtained by the news agency under the Freedom of Information Act shows police are getting tougher on drivers who fail roadside eye tests, following the introduction of 'Cassie's Law' two years ago.Forces across the UK have applied 631 times to revoke licences based on failed at...

27 July 2015 at 13:13

Britain is bracing itself for strong winds and torrential downpours, as the Met Office predicts a bad start to the week. Yellow weather warnings have been issued for Wales, the West Midlands, London, the south east and the south west, meaning potentially difficult driving conditions.Debris on the roads could be a problem for motorists, while extra care needs to be taken when driving in exposed...

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