International News - February 2015

Sharp rise in company driver motoring fines

Company drivers accrued £9.42 million in motoring-related fines and penalties in 2014 compared to £8.08m during the previous year, according to the annual Company Driver Fines and Penalties survey...

Drowsy driving put to sleep 4,000 motorists in one year

Recent statistics released by Riyadh’s General Directorate of Traffic show that 4,000 people died because of drowsy driving in Saudi Arabia in 2014.

According to a study carried out by the...

Almost half of employers have concerns over staff eyesight

Research by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare shows that 44% of employers surveyed are concerned that some employees may have eyesight that is not adequate for driving.

Despite this, testing the...

Motor insurers face ‘critical shortfall’ in crash repair capacity

The latest UK Car Body Repair Market report, by independent research company Trend Tracker, warns that insurance company profits will be hit by a repair capacity deficit.

The number of...

Nigeria: FRSC and 2015 Speed Limit Enforcement

Many Nigerians may not know that the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) would commence the enforcement of speed limits in the country from June 1, 2015. The speed limited on vehicles is said to be...

The sweet smell of cartel: why truckmakers oppose cleaner and safer lorries

Margrethe Vestager, European Competition commissioner has announced that she is stepping up the anti-trust and cartel investigation against EU truckmakers. The Commission suspects several...

NSW women are safer drivers than men, saving them money

The tendency among male drivers to commit more offences than their female counterparts is becoming increasingly costly.

Figures released by the Roads Minister Duncan Gay show female drivers...

Motorist caught driving 128mph in a 30mph zone in UK's 'worst ever' speeding case

A motorist has been caught driving at a staggering 128mph in a 30mph zone, in what has been described as “worst ever” case of speeding in the UK.

The driver was caught on camera as he shot...

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