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Increase in Cars Seized from Uninsured Drivers

Efforts by police to crackdown on uninsured driving have led to a 4% increase in the number of seizures of uninsured vehicles, figures from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) have revealed.

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Falkirk’s Road Criminals and Metal Thieves Targeted by Police Scotland

British Transport Police’s UK-wide operation ‘Scandium’ recently came to Scotland with in excess of one hundred drivers in Falkirk being stopped for checks.

The operation is designed to tackle criminal use of the road but particularly to ensure scrap metal dealers and traders know of their responsibilities under the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015.

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Illegal Motorcycle Riding Drops by Approx. 40%

The illegal use of motorcycles in Aberdeen has fallen by approximately forty per cent (40%) since the introduction of a Police Scotland operation in April 2015.

Further, only 63 individuals have been charged with related offences over the same period.

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New 45 points record for driver

Figures obtained by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) have revealed that a man from Liverpool accumulated 45 licence penalty points in the period from 1st October 2012 and 20th June 2013, beating the previous record of 42 points. The figures were released by the DVLA following a freedom of information request from IAM.

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Results of road safety initiative released

Police Scotland is carrying out a two week initiative aimed at encouraging safer driving and cycling in Edinburgh’s city centre.

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“Boy racer” jailed for dangerous driving

A 22 year-old man was jailed this week for six years for causing death by dangerous driving, reports the BBC.

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Stronger penalties for texting drivers?

Drivers convicted of causing death by dangerous driving should be given stronger and more consistent penalties, according to road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

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Landmark ruling on uninsured driving

In an interesting recent development in road traffic law, the Supreme Court has overturned the rules on what is required to constitute the offence of causing death while driving uninsured, unlicensed or disqualified.

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Men more likely than women to drink drive

Recent research by car insurance company, Admiral, suggests that too many motorists may think drink driving is acceptable, with almost a fifth of drivers admitting they have driven a car when over the drink driving limit.

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25% increase in deaths caused by drink driving

There has been a 25% increase from 2011 in the number of deaths occurring as a result of drink driving, according to new statistics released by the Government.

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