Dangerous Driving

Number of motorists taking driver awareness has tripled since 2010

The number of motorists taking driver awareness courses has tripled since 2010, according to new data. The figures from NDORS (National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme) reveal 1,492,236 people attended and completed driver awareness courses in 2019. Of these, 1,282,698 took speed awareness courses; the rest took part in one of eight other types of course, …

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More than a million drivers admit to using their phones behind the wheel

More than a million drivers have admitted to using their phones behind the wheel on every journey, according to new research. The findings, taken from a report on in-vehicle distraction by road safety charity Brake and insurer Direct Line, revealed that 3% of drivers, equating to 1.2 million drivers across the UK, had a conversation …

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Courts should be “cautious” of exceptional hardship claims

Loss of employment will not automatically be deemed as exceptional hardship under new proposed guidelines for sentencing speeding motorists. Drivers who break the speed limit should no longer be able to avoid a driving ban because it would mean losing their job, under new rules for magistrates in England and Wales proposed by the Sentencing …

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