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Blog: Do shocking road safety adverts work?

Pub loo shocker TV advert

From gruesome crashes to images of twisted bones, many of us will have seen examples of the shock-tactic advertising used by road safety campaigners. But do these adverts work?

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Drivers using 'dash cams' to fight fraudsters

in-car-camera

Would a in-car or dashboard camera help you feel safer behind the wheel? More and more drivers are using them to help prove their innocence in road accidents, according to new research.

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Morning after drink-driving rises

  •  28 Nov, 2013
Older driver being alcohol breath tested

Experts are urging Christmas revellers to resist the temptation to get behind the wheel the morning after an alcohol-fuelled office party or night on the town.

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Drivers ignoring flood warnings

  •  27 Nov, 2013
Road closed and flood sign

Flooded roads can be a big problem at this time of year - but it appears some drivers are prepared to try and tackle them in a bid to get to their destination.

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Over half of movers don't change house locks

Female hand putting house key in lock

Would you change the locks on a new property when you move house? Most of us would not, according to a new survey.

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Public warned on electrician safety

  •  25 Nov, 2013
Cutting electric wires

Members of the public are being warned to make sure they employ electricians with the proper safety accreditation.

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Calls for green man to stay lit up longer

  •  19 Nov, 2013
pedestrian crossing

A road safety charity is urging the government to increase road crossing times in the UK.

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Gadget thefts on trains on the rise

  •  19 Nov, 2013
A Virgin train in the UK

Thefts of iPads, tablets and Kindles on Britain's railways have soared this year, while thefts of laptops and computers have gone down.

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Drivers urged to ditch mobile phones

  •  18 Nov, 2013
Close up of woman using a phone while driving

This year's Road Safety Week is calling for motorists to abandon once and for all the idea of using a mobile phone while driving.

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3% fall in UK road deaths

Car wreck

The number of people killed on UK roads has fallen by 3 per cent, according to a new study by the Department for Transport.

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