Monthly Archives: November 2008

Motoring offence cabbies to undergo training

Friday, 28th November, 2008

Taxi drivers in Fife who are found to have committed motoring offences will be asked to undergo safety awareness training to improve the quality of their driving while their licences are being reviewed. Safety issues such as speed, the use of mobile phones while driving and wearing seatbelts are to be addressed during the Read the full article…

Van owners urged to empty tools from vehicles at night

Friday, 28th November, 2008

Police have urged van drivers to empty equipment from their vehicles at night following a string of thefts. Inspector Mark Cuddihy from the Leicestershire north area community safety bureau said: “Although it can be inconvenient to empty your van at the end of the day it is not as inconvenient as having to replace Read the full article…

Police tackle speeding with infra-red guns

Friday, 28th November, 2008

Road safety hotspots in South Yorkshire are to be targeted by police with new technology aiming to reduce speeding levels. Safer Neighbourhood teams in Cudsworth and Royston have been issued with infra-red speed guns which will provide patrolling officers with immediate speed counts of vehicles, enabling them to issue on-the-spot fixed-penalty tickets. Patrols will Read the full article…

DSA proposes new motorbike test to up road safety

Thursday, 27th November, 2008

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) has proposed new motorbike testing measures after research showed motorcyclists to be the most vulnerable on the road. A two-part modular test has been suggested as an alternative to the existing single-event test. Module one would comprise manoeuvre exercises and an assessment of the learner’s ability to control the Read the full article…

Sports car stolen while on test drive

Thursday, 27th November, 2008

An Audi RS4 sports car was stolen by two passengers as it was taken on a test drive in the Harrogate area. The car thieves, two Asian males, forced the driver from the vehicle after one of them pulled the hand brake and the other threatened to brandish a knife. Police have appealed to Read the full article…

Cabbies hit the books for NVQ

Thursday, 27th November, 2008

Taxi drivers in Humbleton have been sent back to school to learn to improve their customer service skills to passengers. They worked towards achieving a level two NVQ in road passenger vehicle driving over the course of a 12-week long study programme through which their knowledge of the job was assessed. Licensing and Environmental Read the full article…

UK drivers’ ‘worryingly unsafe’ poor eyesight

Wednesday, 26th November, 2008

New research has revealed that ten per cent of drivers have had an accident or a near miss because they were not wearing their glasses and could not see the road clearly. The survey, commissioned by Specsavers as part of Road Safety Week, showed that drivers refusing to remedy their poor eyesight on the road Read the full article…

Drivers warned against leaving keys in ignition

Wednesday, 26th November, 2008

Motorists in Nottinghamshire have been warned against leaving keys in the ignition to warm up their cars because opportunist thieves are likely poised to take advantage. Crime reduction manager for Nottingham Mike Gough said people often think their vehicles will be safe if they are left for just a few seconds on the street, Read the full article…

Winter safe journey road campaign launched

Tuesday, 25th November, 2008

Motorists across the north of Scotland are to be reminded of the dangers of driving during winter weather as part of a road safety campaign. Grampian police and Northern constabulary will join forces with Diageo from the end of November until February for the Winter Safe Journey scheme. The campaign will be aimed at educating Read the full article…