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Police drone to target speeding motorists

A new police drone will take to the skies above London later this month to help collar speeding drivers – the first time such tech has been used to target dangerous motorists in Britain. Once a dangerous driver has been spotted by the drone, which is equipped with a night-vision camera, officers in traffic cars will intercept the offender. According…

Get European motorcycle breakdown cover …and go

Whatever size of motorcycle you ride, continental Europe promises drier, smoother and emptier roads than those here in Britain. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you need a big multi-cylinder machine to explore the roads of Europe. Just make certain you have European motorcycle breakdown cover and off you go. After all, in the 1960s scooter riders thought nothing of…

Let’s pay a £10 bounty per prosecuted motorist

With over 10,000 law-breaking motorists already reported to the Metropolitan police courtesy of footage uploaded via its online portal, could this scheme be sent viral by paying those doing the reporting £10 per successful prosecution? For example, mobile phone use by drivers is now endemic and in many cases this potentially deadly behaviour is flagrant despite a penalty of six…

Road flares for breakdown protection this summer

If you’re unlucky to breakdown, common sense dictates you switch on your vehicle’s hazard lights before getting yourself and your passengers to a place of safety while you wait for recovery. LED road flares offer an additional way of minimising the risk of your vehicle being struck by an inattentive driver. At just 10cm in diameter and 3.5cm high, the…

Pop-up protest against road danger

If the moral test of government is how it treats the most vulnerable, then road danger is a miserable indictment of the British administration. Take for example the road featured in the video below. It is crossed by hundreds of children every day and yet no no provision is made for their safety. It is classed by local authority Wandsworth…