Thousands of drivers caught despite mobile crackdown

More than 200 drivers a day were caught using a mobile at the wheel immediately after tougher penalties for the offence came into effect, figures show. UK police caught almost 6,000 drivers using their devices while driving in the four weeks after 1st March. The numbers were obtained by the Press Association under the Freedom

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Bank holiday traffic queues could become the norm post-Brexit, says FTA

Bank holiday-style traffic queues could become an everyday occurrence around Britain’s ports and airports after Brexit, says the Freight Transport Association, unless the government prioritises the needs of freight and logistics companies as part of the UK’s negotiations with the European Union. “Without giving due consideration to the freight industry and its needs, trade between

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Five die as car and lorry crash on M6 in Staffordshire

Five people have been killed in a collision involving a lorry and a car on the M6 in Staffordshire. Four females and a male, all believed to be adults, in a Nissan Micra died in the crash between junction 15 for Stoke-on-Trent and 14 for Stafford. The lorry driver, a 60-year-old West Midlands man, has

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FORS urges members to address driver shortage

FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has redoubled its efforts in addressing the transport industry’s ongoing driver shortage. The latest FORS Standard, released to FORS members in September 2016, includes the requirement for Gold members to develop a plan to encourage new drivers to enter the industry. FORS accredited members may be particularly attractive to

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Virtual reality app to teach road safety to children

An app using similar technology to Pokemon Go is being developed to help teach road safety to primary school children. Pupils will be able to learn road-crossing skills through the “virtual reality” game. The app has been developed by University of South Wales (USW) academics, who have received £67,500 funding from the Road Safety Trust.

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Think! Put your phone away

As a driver do you know the law for mobile phone use? It’s illegal to use a handheld mobile phone whilst driving. As a professional driver are you aware of the penalties and fines should you be caught? You can’t concentrate on the road and your mobile phone whilst driving and if you’re caught using

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