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Jail for motorist who deliberately drove at cyclist

Published Thu, 28/01/2016 - 07:03

A motorist has been jailed for more than two years after being found guilty of deliberately driving head-on at two cyclists to either force them off the road or "scare the living daylights" out of them.

Dean Goble, 40, targeted them in two separate incidents 10 days apart nearly two years ago in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

The two cyclists, David Jones and Jeremy Maiden, were each riding alone when suddenly from the opposite direction Goble swerved at them head-on in his dark blue V-reg Peugeot 206 hatchback car.

Global road safety webinar takes place on Wednesday 27 January

Published Tue, 26/01/2016 - 13:22

The 2nd Global high level conference on Road Safety was held in Brasilia, in November 2015.This essential event was organized by the World Health Organization in collaboration with the Government of Brazil.
If you were unable to travel to Brazil and would like to know the outcome of the meeting, join us for this free webinar.

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).

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