Author: Don L. Gates

Mobile Phone Detector Vans

We’re all familiar with the sight of speed detector vans parked by the roadside in the UK; but how about mobile phone detector vans? Drivers in Warwickshire may be in for a surprise as this new technology is being trialled on ‘A’ roads and motorways in their area over a three month period. Those caught…
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Life Sentences for Dangerous Drivers

Changes in legislation coming in this week could see life sentences for dangerous drivers being handed out by the courts. ‘Dangerous drivers who kill and careless drivers who kill while under the influence of drink or drugs’ are the potential targets for this increased punishment. The law is a very strange and complicated subject. Crimes…
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Lane Markings at Roundabouts

Lane markings at roundabouts can often cause confusion rather than helping drivers. Much of the problem stems from an entry in an older edition of the Department for Transport’s ‘Traffic Signs Manual;’ this stated ‘Right turn arrows are best avoided on the approach lanes to a roundabout, other than a mini-roundabout, particularly as they can…
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New Mobile Phone Laws

From March 2022, new mobile phone laws mean that you could face prosecution if you use any hand held device when behind the wheel. This applies not only when you are driving, but also when your are stationary in traffic. The law applies not only to mobile phones, but to any device that can send or…
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Reversing on the Road

Reversing on the road is something that all drivers need to do; but when would it not be safe or legal to do this? There are only two reasons for you to reverse a car: To give yourself room to pull out past an obstruction To turn your car round to drive in a different…
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Giving Way to Pedestrians

The Department for Transport have made some changes to the Highway Code for 2022; but perhaps the most controversial is the rule about giving way to pedestrians at junctions. Already there is a backlash from drivers about the confusion this is causing. So the question is – when to give way and when not to…
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Changes to the Highway Code

There have been a number of changes to the Highway Code for 2022. The changes follow a public consultation on a review of The Highway Code to improve road safety for people walking, cycling and riding horses. It ran from July to October 2020, and received more than 20,000 responses from the public, businesses and…
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The New Highway Code 2022

There seems to be quite a panic over new rules announced for the new Highway Code 2022; but much of this is due to misinformation. The claims made by some newspapers are quite simply wrong. What isn’t a surprise however is the names of the papers which are making these claims! Daily Mail The Daily…
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New Highway Code Rules for 2022

Are you ready for the confusion that the new Highway Code rules are likely to bring to our roads (as if there wasn’t enough already)? Most changes have met with approval; apart from the one about giving way to people who want to cross roads. Under the current rules, drivers are already required to give…
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New Year New Website

We thought we would celebrate the start of 2022 with a new year new website launch. We’ve put an awful lot of work in over the festive break to bring you this modern new design; and we hope you like it as much as we do. It’s faster, cleaner looking, and it has lots of…
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