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Road rage incident lands Maltese criminal back in jail

Published Wed, 13/01/2016 - 14:21

A man with no less than 50 convictions was sent to prison today after a court heard how he drove over a policeman's foot in a case of road rage on Christmas Eve.

Angelo Tanti, 54, of Fgura this morning pleaded guilty to all 11 charges brought against him and apologised for his actions, before Magistrate Ian Farrugia who presided the case.

During court proceedings it emerged that Mr Tanti refused to stop after being flagged for not giving way at a roundabout close to the Regional Road traffic lights.

Drivers with 40+ penalty points are still allowed on the road, motoring organisation finds

Published Thu, 07/01/2016 - 09:57

Three drivers with more than 40 points on their driving licences are still allowed on the road, according to a Freedom of Information request to the DVLA by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). The enquiry also found that 13 people in Britain currently have 28 or more points on their driving licence, the worst of those amassing 51 points.

In addition, the numbers of drivers with 12 or more points has gone up by 9% in just seven months between March and October 2015 – from 6,884 to 7,517 (reference 1).

Happy New Year from TISPOL

Published Tue, 05/01/2016 - 10:59

TISPOL would like to take this opportunity to wish all road users a very Happy New Year and a safe 2016. Thank you for your effort to keep safe and save lives in 2015 and please do include road safety in your list of New Year resolutions. Reduce the risks you face and the risks you pose to others...  take personal responsibility for your own safety and the safety of other road users. 

Thank you

Road safety group calls for mandatory driver eye tests

Published Mon, 04/01/2016 - 13:32

Road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is calling on the Government to introduce compulsory eyesight testing for all drivers at regular intervals. GEM says better regulation of eyesight tests for drivers would cut collisions and make Britain’s roads safer. A detailed test of a driver’s visual acuity and field of view should be required every 10 years, according to GEM.

GEM chief executive David Williams MBE comments: “We are worried that a large number of drivers have not had their eyes tested for many years – and some have never had a test.