A lorry driver has become one of the first UK motorists to be fined for driving too close to a cyclist. During a safety campaign on the issue, West Midlands Police officers have posed as cyclists to catch drivers. Dean Littleford, 60, from Birmingham, denied driving without due care and attention in Park Lane West,…

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North Yorkshire Police have launched an operation which seeks to identify vulnerable road users. Through a mixture of education and enforcement, Op Spartan aims to improve the attitudes of those who use our roads and increase the level of safety for all. ‘Vulnerable’ road users are classed as those who may be disproportionately involved in…

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From March 2017 the law on buying booster cushions will change. Booster cushions offer no side impact protection and can even slip from underneath the child in a collision; it is strongly recommended you always use a high backed booster seat.  Under current UK law, all children travelling in a car must use the correct car seat…

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Wednesday 21 September 2016 marks the first European Day Without A Road Death, also known as Project EDWARD. TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network has been inviting people to sign up and pledge to drive and ride safer today, and so far over one hundred thousand people all across Europe have made that pledge. TISPOL’s…

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AN inexperienced driver flipped his VW Polo while overtaking on a stretch of road named ‘Coroners’ Corridor’ because of its high accident rate, heard Skipton Magistrates. Alexander Seater, 24, was unfamiliar with the stretch of the A59 at Beamsley Hill, described as the second most dangerous in the country, the court heard. Magistrates banned him…

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When is the last time you read the Highway code? Our old and out of date copy looks a bit worse for wear, and its becauses its always getting used! Just waiting on a new one to come in the post. From what to do if you break down on the motorway to traffic signs, its…

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As part of the ongoing crackdown on summer drink and drug driving, North Yorkshire Police have conducted over 800 breath tests and made 132 arrests for drink and drug driving throughout June 2016. These figures represent an increase of 19% on arrests made over the same period last year. So far 17 people have provided…

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A Malton woman has been banned from driving for three years after admitting getting behind the wheel while four times the drink drive limit. Lesley Dawson, of Milton Avenue, was pulled over by police in Princess Road, Malton, at 12.50pm on Tuesday June 7 after they spotted the car being driven slowly and struggling to…

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