The temptation is always there when driving, to glance away for a few seconds to check your phone that just vibrated or to answer a call you may think is extremely important. However, despite being a crime many still do it. Here Ben Marsden, an assistant solicitor with experience in dealing with road traffic collisions, writes about how stringent measures may cut down the number of collisions caused by drivers distracted by their phones.
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During UK Road Safety Week, long-term Brake supporter Jeremy Williamson delivered interactive road safety talks to secondary schools. Here, he reflects on his own experiences and why, for him, road safety is an important topic all year round
2014 saw a 4% rise in the number of deaths on UK roads. Yet despite those figures - speeding on all roads seems to be the norm for many drivers. Here, Brake's Greg Marah looks at the perception of speeding amongst the media and general public, particularly from those who are caught lamenting what is perceived to be a 'tax' on motorists.
Data has changed the way the world thinks and works, from analysing a customer's shopping habits through their loyalty cards to specifically tracking a top flight footballer's every move. But what could it mean for road safety? Jonathan Hewett from Octo Telematics gives his insight on how 'big data' can not only improve driver behaviour, but lower insurance premiums for safer drivers.
The day after reports surfaced that City of York Council is considering rolling back its wide area 20mph limits, Brake campaigns officer Ed Morrow analyses the reasoning and suggests it actually provides justification for more 20mph limits, not less.