News Archives - Driving

Flashy breakdown protection this summer

If you’re unlucky to breakdown this summer, 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…

New guidance for reporting of road traffic collisions

Every 20 minutes someone is killed or seriously injured on British roads. Much of the reporting around these incidents portrays collisions as unavoidable, obscures the presence of certain actors or omits crucial context as to why crashes happen and what we can do to prevent them. A new set of guidelines have been produced in consultation with road safety, legal,…

Police chief tackles 200km charity run for RoadPeace

Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Cox, Head of Crime at Lincolnshire Police, and the National Lead for Fatal Collision Investigation, is undertaking a 200km running challenge during Global Road Safety Week which runs from May 17th – 23rd, in support of RoadPeace.  He’s calling for people to support him by running, cycling or walking alongside him – joining in for all or just part of the 9-day event…

As lockdown restrictions ease, go the extra mile

With restrictions on domestic travel due to ease in less than two weeks, what better excuse to support local businesses – even when you’re away from home. The Extra Mile is a new guide book that steers motorists away from grim motorway services and into tasty local alternatives. It offers a hand-picked and dependable list of brilliant and independent outlets…

Frustrated motorist calls police because he’s unable to drive illegally

Some drivers have become so used to breaking the law with impunity, that it appears they now feel entitled to call the police when they’re unable to drive illegally. The image below captures the glorious moment this week when a disgruntled driver called police to complain his route through Oriel Square in Oxford was blocked by members of the Oxford…