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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Road traffic accident statistics in the UK

We all know that accidents happen on UK roads every day, but you might be surprised at just how frequent they are – and how many injuries are suffered as a result. For instance, between 2012 and 2013 there was a total of 819,137 claims made for personal injury following a road traffic accident – which averages out at more...

Car tyres: Do you know the law?

Being unaware of UK tyre law can be very costly for motorists, as monetary penalties can be imposed, alongside penalty points on a driving licence. There are laws that tyre manufacturers must adhere to, such as adding the correct markings on sidewalls, however, drivers also need to be aware of what falls within their remit. Tyre maintenance is the responsibility...

Britain’s Road Accident Hotspots

Road safety has always been a hot topic. One of the leading road safety organizations, the Road Safety Foundation reported that nearly half of all crashes occur on less than one tenth ofBritain's 28,000 mile road network. The A537 between Macclesfield, Cheshire and Buxton in Derbyshire topped this list as the most dangerous of all roads. The Road Safety Foundation,...

The Safety of Technology

Vehicle safety technology is one of the most rapid, progressive aspects of motor manufacturing. It has been since Nils Bohlin invented the three-point seat belt in 1959. But the most exciting developments really started happening in the last three decades thanks to improved chassis structure, increased crash test research, crumple zones, air bags, anti-lock brakes, traction control and less...