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Reduction in traffic officers could undermine crackdown on mobile phone use

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Drivers now face tougher penalties if they use a mobile phone behind the wheel, but the crackdown risks being undermined by a shortage of traffic police officers, it's been claimed.

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Drivers unsure about using smart motorway refuge areas

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The UK's first smart motorway was created more than 10 years ago, but more than half of drivers are still not familiar with the refuge areas for emergency use, according to a study by the RAC.

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Pothole problem on local roads is getting worse, says RAC

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In the first three months of this year the RAC dealt with more than 6,500 breakdowns caused as a result of potholes -- a 63% year-on-year increase despite a mild and fairly dry winter.

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Petrol and diesel prices cut by supermarkets

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Fuel prices are falling across the UK as suppliers compete to attract customers. The price cuts are being led by the supermarkets, after Morrisons reduce its diesel price by 2p a litre and petrol by 1p. This was matched by rivals Sainsbury's and Tesco, while Asda declined to join in the price war, declaring that it "consistently offers drivers the lowest fuel prices nationwide".

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English cities could introduce daily diesel charges

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Reports claim that Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom will announce plans this week to introduce diesel charges to cities in England, in a bid to improve local air quality.

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Poor parking causing tension between neighbours

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Parking is known to be a gripe for many motorists across the country, but now it seems the issue is causing problems between neighbours.

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No further Insurance Premium Tax increase in Budget

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Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will go up from 10% to 12% in June, as previously announced by the Government, but no further increases were announced in Wednesday's Budget.

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Dozens of motorists caught using mobiles after introduction of new penalties

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Coinciding with tougher penalties for drivers caught using a phone at the wheel, which came into force on 1 March, police forces across the country began a week-long crackdown on illegal phone use.

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New mobile phone laws enforced from today

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New legislation coming into force today will see drivers caught texting, calling or using an app while driving face a £200 on-the-spot fine and six points on their licence, the Daily Telegraph reports.

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Mobile phone offenders more likely to be given awareness course than points

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Data gathered by the RAC suggests that motorists caught illegally using a mobile phone whilst driving are more likely to be given an awareness course than receive penalty points or a fine.

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RAC suggests 'social media FOMO' is a threat to road safety

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Police claim that the transformation of mobile phones into "small computers" is hampering the progress of road safety, the RAC reports.

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Police begin crackdown on driver mobile phone use

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A police campaign across England and Wales aimed at stopping drivers using their mobile phones has begun, according to the RAC.

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Drink drivers to be educated on dangers of drug driving

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A new initiative will see people convicted of driving over the alcohol limit being educated on the dangers of drug driving in existing rehabilitation courses, Fleet News reports.

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Road damage results in 30,000 compensation claims

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A new analysis carried out by the RAC Foundation has found that vehicle damage as a result of poor road conditions led to over 30,000 compensation claims to local councils in the last financial year.

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Drivers face tougher penalties for mobile phone use

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Penalties for drivers caught using a mobile phone at the wheel are set to become more severe with the number of points on your licence to double from three to six, Fleet News reports.

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Over two thirds of motorists plagued by bad "carma"

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There are numerous checks that motorists can do to their cars to reduce the risk of having a breakdown, but sometimes it's just a case of bad luck.

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Decrease in the number of young people learning to drive

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A new study published as part of the Department for Transport's National Travel Survey suggests that there are fewer teenagers learning to drive than ever before.

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Driver distraction top concern for connected cars

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New research by RAC Business has revealed that over half of businesses are concerned that the introduction of connected cars to their fleet will lead to driver distraction as a result of in-car technology.

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British motorists enjoy better driving experience on Europe's roads

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An RAC European Breakdown poll suggests that Europe's roads have less congestion and fewer potholes than those in the UK.

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Calls for reduction in blood-alcohol limit following drink-drive figures

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The number of fatalities occurring on UK roads as a result of drink-driving has remained unchanged since 2010, official figures have revealed.

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