To anyone who spends time behind the wheel, it’s no surprise to learn that tailgating is a common occurrence. New cameras are being trialled in the UK to catch drivers who tailgate. In the first two weeks of the pilot scheme, the cameras caught around 10,000 drivers committing the offence. A joint effort by the police and Highways England, the scheme is being used to tackle tailgating, which is a factor in around one in eight casualties on England’s motorways and A-roads. In 2018, more than 130 people were killed or seriously injured as a result of people driving too close to the vehicle ahead. One video, captured by a camera in the back of a car, captures a truck driver tailgating through motorway roadworks. Soon, anyone caught driving too close to the vehicle ahead will be sent a letter ...[Read More]
It seems that not all signs need to appear in the Highway Code before they make it onto UK roads. A road sign that has been spotted on some of the UK’s routes has left some drivers scratching their heads about what it could mean. The rectangular sign shows an image of a satellite sitting above a lorry (with a diagonal red line through it) placed on a blue background. The image was recently shared on social media along with the comment: “This one wasn’t in the Highway Code when I took my test. Anyone any ideas?” Plenty of people had a go at deciphering the sign, with suggestions ranging from potential alien invasion to a warning for HGV drivers. Unsurprisingly, the latter is closer to the truth. The sign is warning HGV drivers not to follow their sat navs down country lanes. Rural roads ca...[Read More]
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