Road safety news in brief: 7-11 March
A recap of the road safety news in brief from the week commencing 7 March:
THURSDAY 10 MARCH
10 Mar: 16.00
Pothole damage affects 39% of drivers, AA survey finds (BBC News)
The AA is calling on councils to "get to grips" with road maintenance after a survey found 39% of UK drivers reported pothole damage to their vehicles in the past two years.
10 Mar: 14.00
Yorkshire Lord wins national road safety award
Clive Brooke, Baron Brooke of Alverthorpe, has been named Brake's Parliamentarian of the Month for February 2016, recognising his attempts to reduce the drink drive limit in England and Wales.
WEDNESDAY 09 MARCH
09 Mar: 12.15
Rainfall 'could cause cars to stall'
Motorists are being warned to expect difficult driving conditions as high winds and rain continue to lash the UK.
TUESDAY 08 MARCH
08 Mar: 13.00
What's it like being in a driverless car? (BBC News)
The BBC's Richard Westcott was given special access to explore what it is like to be 'behind the wheel' of Volvo's autonomous technology.
08 Mar: 11.15
Quiz: How Roadworthy Are You?
Put your driving knowledge and maintenance skills to the test with this Halford's quiz, and determine your worthiness of being on the road.
MONDAY 07 MARCH
07 Mar: 10.45
Listen: Driverless cars on collision course?
After a Google autonomous car collides with a bus, the BBC's Tech Tent discusses whether driverless technology should be trusted.
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AROUND THE WEB
In the fast lane
For the Volvo Group, managing speed is one of the basics of traffic safety, but there’s more to it than just staying within the speed limits.
Mobile phone penalties double - but will it be an effective deterrent?
Edward Seaman, assistant editor of Road Safety News, reviews the change in legislation and its potential to influence behaviour.
The driving test trial
The findings of a DVSA trial, conducted with the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), released to coincide with the new driving test changes.
Highways England's vehicle checks campaign
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