Road Safety

Company Car Speeding

Are employers doing enough to curb the rise in speeding offences?

The first ever car to receive a speeding ticket, an 1896 Arnold Benz Motor Carriage, is due to go on display at the upmarket motor show at Hampton Court Palace this September. The driver, Walter Arnold from East Peckham in London, was caught doing 8mph and stopped by a police officer following him on a bicycle. He was fined a shilling plus costs for driving at four times the legal speed limit at the time, in what was believed to [...]

Morning After Drink Driving Risk

Avoid the ‘morning after’ drink-driving risk this Christmas

With December just around the corner the festive party season is about to kick-off, along with the increased risk of drink-driving. According to a report from the Department for Transport (DfT), an estimated 5,770 drink-drive accidents took place in the UK last year. Although this figure has reduced significantly from 19,470 since records first began in 1979, there is still much work to be done to reduce these accidents even further. (more…)