Motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable people on Britain’s roads. Riders accounted for 349 road deaths in 2017, a 9% increase on the previous year, and almost a fifth of total road deaths.
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Vodafone has launched a new campaign, supported by Brake, which aims to make driving safer, cleaner and cheaper. New analysis has found that exempting vehicles that are fitted with telematics products from Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) could save drivers hundreds of pounds by incentivising them to drive slower and safer. Existing research already shows that there is a reduction of up to 76% in ‘safety-relevant events’ for younger drivers with telematics in their cars, demonstrating that this policy could have a real effect on improving road safety.
Dr. Graham Hole (University of Sussex) & Dr. Gemma Briggs (Open University) set out their reasons why "hands free" driving is NOT "safe" driving and why they want an outright ban on drivers using mobile phones.
Drivers want to see more freight transported by rail to improve safety, reduce congestion and lessen road damage, says Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail Manager for the Campaign for Better Transport.