I know, I can’t quite believe it either. In fact I have read the statistics from the RAC over and over again and I still can’t believe it! Apparently, the single biggest item of household expenditure in the UK is now transport. Forget the four … [Read more...] about Transport is now the single biggest area of expense for UK households
It has been announced that driving under the influence of drugs is now to be added to the list of things that a motorist can be prosecuted for. Most people welcomed the news, imagining that the sight of some “coke-head” bearing down in their rear … [Read more...] about Are you a driver? I bet you are breaking the law
Last month was a very sad month for UK motorists with one of the worst motorway accidents in the country’s history. The multiple pile up on the M5 resulted in the death of seven. Safer Motorways have long held the M5 is one of the UK’s most … [Read more...] about Would you fly economy if you thought safety standards had been lowered?
The Department for Transport has announced a revolution in the way motorway accidents are recorded - and for once it is great news for motorists. Anyone who has ever been stuck on a motorway following an accident will have shouted in desperation … [Read more...] about New technology reduces motorway delays
Yesterday 3,500 people around the world were violently killed in road accidents. And the same number died the day before that ..... and the day before that. Globally, the statistics for road deaths are horrendous. In fact, someone dies in a road … [Read more...] about Imagine if ten passenger jets fell out of the sky every day.
Potholes in the UK road network now cost UK drivers over £500 million pounds a year. That’s not a typo - five hundred million pounds. You could be forgiven for thinking the council workers who reject the endless flow of claims from disgruntled … [Read more...] about £2,000 pothole win could open floodgates
Do you listen to football matches on the radio whilst driving? If so your insurance company may well be interested. You will be amazed to hear that football goals are the cause of around half a million car crashes or near misses every … [Read more...] about Football goals cause half a million car accidents – official
We have always thought it bizarre that a soldier killed in Afghanistan gets front-page news and often the lead story on national television - but the same soldier killed on a motorway accident driving back to his barracks whilst on leave in the UK, … [Read more...] about Spend money wisely – and save more lives
Experts believe that it would take an initial investment of £1.4 billion and annual ongoing costs of less than half a billion pounds to keep Britain’s planes, trains and road infrastructure operational whatever the weather conditions. If that … [Read more...] about Investment in our road infrastructure is a sure way to save both money and lives
This week’s competition is to estimate the REAL cost of a motorway accident like the one shown below. Not a significant accident that would make it on to News At Ten you understand. Just a bog-standard everyday kind of motorway smash that we have … [Read more...] about Is this picture worth a million pounds (or three million?)