Interactive map: UK’s deadliest rural roads revealed

71% of fatal accidents involving 17-24 year olds happen on rural roads New interactive map from the AA Charitable Trust reveals deadliest rural roads Poor road surface and blind spots have been given as possible reasons The AA Charitable Trust have put together a new map to help raise awareness of the problem of young people being involved in fatal crashes on rural roads. The map, below, shows the worst roads in the country for collision density, the worst of which being the A229 in Kent. While rural driving is included in the DVSA’s ‘learning to drive’ syllabus, many inner-city Read More …

Report: Nearly a fifth of UK drivers admit to driving over 100mph

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According to a new survey, some 18% of UK drivers have admitted to exceeding 100mph. The road safety charity Brake polled 2,000 UK drivers on breaking the speed limit and found some alarming results. This figure rises to 33% for 25-34 year olds. Men are much more likely to break the 100mph barrier with 28% admitting to driving as fast. By contrast, only 9% of women were reported to hit 100mph. The highest speed recorded in the survey was 180mph on a motorway in Nottinghamshire The highest speed driven over the speed limit was 152mph in a 30mph zone in Read More …