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Motorway driving proposal causes RHA concern

28 February 2012

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) is concerned that proposals to allow learner drivers to use the country's motorway network, prior to passing their driving test, could soon become a reality.
 
"This is an issue that raises many concerns," said RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning. "However, safety, for the learner driver and for other road users, has to be of paramount importance.  While we are not in favour of learners drivers using the motorway prior to their test, we would welcome the introduction of formal motorway training by a qualified instructor before new drivers venture out unsupervised.  We would also welcome the mandatory use of green P-Plates for newly qualified drivers and consider that their use should be included in the New Drivers Act.  P-Plates provide a simple, safe and cost effective method of showing others that there's a new driver on the road who should be given due consideration."
 
The New Drivers Act affects drivers that passed their driving test on or after June 1, 1997. A driver who receives six or more penalty points on their licence within two years of passing their driving test will have their licence revoked by the DVLA.

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Government sets out measures to tackle rising ....

17 February 2012

........ cost of insurance

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Fuel duty action could hand economy £3.6 billion.

17 February 2012

...... lifeline, says FTA

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All-new Combo introduced by Vauxhall

16 February 2012

See our "Reviews" section for a complete analysis

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Scale of rock attacks on motorists revealed

16 February 2012

Hundreds of motorists are being attacked every year by missile-throwing yobs. There were 395 incidents of rocks, stones or other objects being hurled at vehicles last year among the 10 police forces who responded to a Freedom of Information request by Autoglass.
 
This works out at an average of 39 per constabulary – or more than 1,670 incidents across the 43 force areas in England and Wales.  Many forces declined to give details of missile attacks on motorists on cost grounds but a quarter did. The reports from Lancashire (125 incidents), Northumbria (64), Nottinghamshire (64), Derbyshire (51), Essex (33), Suffolk (28), Avon and Somerset (12), Gloucestershire (12), Cambridgeshire (four) and City of London (two) gave some insight into the scale of the problem. Of those, the Suffolk constabulary said there had been 15 reported incidents of objects being thrown from bridges alone.
 
The problem was even worse in 2010 when the nine forces recorded 457 such attacks on motorists and moving vehicles.
 
Matthew Mycock, managing director of Autoglass, said: “It is horrendous that so many thugs are prepared to risk the lives of so many by targeting moving vehicles for fun.  The alarming thing is that our findings are just the tip of the iceberg because they relate only the reported incidents and there must be many more cases where drivers don’t bother to alert the authorities.
 
“We know from the experience of our own technicians that missile attacks are a growing problem and a recent Autoglass survey found that a quarter of motorists have had their vehicles hit by a missile of some sort in the last five years.  We would advise victims and witnesses to always accurately record these incidents and report them to the police to help eradicate such reckless behaviour and to save innocent UK road users from death or injury.”
 
Autoglass made the Freedom of Information request after two attacks on the A12 in December.  In one, Carol Manley, 57, suffered fractures to her face and ribs, and internal injuries after a lump of concrete was dropped on her vehicle from a bridge. Another motorist, Lisa Horne, 26, escaped unharmed when a rock the size of a football smashed through her windscreen.

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