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Drivers Caught Drug Driving to Face Imprisonment

Plans to fine and imprison drivers who are caught drug driving are now underway. Drivers found to have taken drugs whilst driving will face a prison sentence of up to six months and will be fined of up to £5,000 under the new legislation. Offenders will also face an automatic driving ban.

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Recent survey reveals 50% of Drivers Dial and Drive

A new campaign ‘drive smart’ is soon to be launched by road safety charity Brake,  following a recent survey that revealed almost 50% of motorists who participated admitted risking their own lives and others’ safety by chatting on the phone whilst driving.

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White Cars Are Safe Cars

Following recent tests and experiments carried out by Germany’s Tuev-Nord testing agency, experts say white is the safest colour of car to choose. Car buyers interested in a good resale price tend to go for black, silver, or dark blue vehicles but when it comes to safety, experts say white should be the colour of…

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Major Retailers Fined for Breaching Health and Safety Laws

Two major retailers have been fined this month for the negligence of it’s workers who suffered serious injuries following accidents involving forklift trucks. Peter Edgecombe, a worker at Swedish retailer IKEA suffered multiple injuries in a forklift truck accident at the company’s Bristol store. IKEA has been fined £80,000 after their employee suffered two broken…

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Woman Escapes Death From Overturned Lorry

A female driver had a miracle escape yesterday after an overturned lorry weighing 40-tonne crushed her car. The lorry flipped on its side blocking all three lanes for more than eight hours, forcing thousands of motorists to take alternative routes. Miraculously the woman walked away from the accident with minor cuts to her hands. The accident happened yesterday…

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Survey Reveals Motorway Tailgating Risks Lives

Following a recent survey conducted by road safety charity BRAKE, PHC Law is appealing for motorists to take extra care whilst driving on motorways. Brake and Direct Line who carried out the survey amongst 942 motorists found that: Over 53% of those surveyed admit breaking the two second rule on motorways, compared to 49% in…