Drivers to get penalty points and possible ban for not wearing a seatbelt


Drivers stopped by police for not wearing a seatbelt could face penalty points on their licence under new road safety measures.
French drivers up in arms over mandatory black box recorders

French drivers petition against EU black boxes


Hundreds of thousands of French drivers have signed a petition protesting new rules that will require "black box" data recorders in cars.
Top tips for driving on snow and ice

How to drive in snow safely


As a nation with famously unpredictable weather, Brits have to get used to the idea of suddenly finding themselves driving through snow.
Ford develops

Ford develops "emoji jacket" for bike riders


Ford has taken an unexpected route with its latest safety device development: an “emoji jacket” that lets cyclists communicate with motorists.

Top cop: smart motorways are 'death traps'


MPs have urged the government to cease the expansion of the smart motorway network, amid growing concerns over their safety credentials.

Safety experts concerned over vaping in cars


Drivers who use electronic cigarettes are being urged not to 'vape' behind the wheel over concerns it could lead to accidents.

New cameras clobber phone-using drivers


Cameras that are specifically designed to catch drivers using mobile phones will soon be launched in New South Wales in Australia.

One in four drivers believe smart motorways unsafe


Almost a quarter (24%) of drivers in the UK believe smart motorways are unsafe, according to a new survey.
Killeen Police Department Texas Officer Using Mobile Phone While Driving

Video: Texas cop caught using phone while driving


A police officer in Texas has courted controversy, after footage emerged of the cop on patrol using a mobile phone while driving.

Ban drivers from using hands-free phones, MPs say


A cross-party group of MPs has said drivers should be banned from using hands-free mobile phones when they're behind the wheel on safety grounds,
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Town 20mph speed limit 'essential' say campaigners


Several transport and travel charities in Britain have joined forces to lobby for a default 20mph speed limit in built-up areas across England.
Government considering 'alcolocks' to curb drink-driving offences

'Alcolocks' being considered to curb drink-driving


The Department for Transport is considering using alcohol ignition interlocks, or 'alcolocks', to help rehabilitate drink-driving offenders.
More than four-fifths of drivers can't stick to a 20mph speed limit

Four-fifths of drivers can't stick to 20mph limit


An overwhelming majority of British drivers struggle to stick to 20mph speed limits, according to new speed compliance figures for 2018.