Ireland: Dangerous driving “off the scale”, says RSA

Almost 3,000 motorists in Ireland were caught speeding over the Easter weekend, with the figures triggering warnings that dangerous driving is now “off the scale”. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) fears non-compliance with road laws like speeding, mobile phone use and drink-driving has contributed to this year’s death toll of 61 already. That is 13 more than the same […]

Shapps plans tougher punishments for dangerous cyclists

Cyclists whose reckless behaviour kills pedestrians face tougher jail sentences under plans by the Transport Secretary. The Mail reports Grant Shapps wants to close what’s described as an “archaic” legal hole which means riders who kill pedestrians can be jailed for a maximum of only two years. It says Mr Shapps wants reckless cyclists to […]

Teenager jailed for driving wrong way through Blackwall Tunnel

A teenage driver’s been jailed for driving a stolen car the wrong way through the Blackwall Tunnel and then causing a head-on collision. 18 year old Johal Rathour of Bridge Road, Grays, was identified by officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Road and Transport Policing Command after he caused the crash in the early hours of […]


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