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Drivers of black cars ‘more likely to speed’

According to a recent study of 1.7 million drivers by insurance company elephant.co.uk, drivers of black-coloured cars are the most likely to break speed limits.

The survey found that 25.4% of black-vehicle owners have speeding convictions, and they are also 9% more likely than the average driver to have speeding endorsements on their driving licences.

The next “speediest” colour was grey, with 25.1% of grey car owners having speeding convictions, followed by silver, blue and brown.

Owners of purple-coloured cars were least likely to have been caught exceeding speed limit, while owners of white, yellow and red cars have comparatively few convictions as well.

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Making Britain’s Roads Safer – Have Your Say!

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Road Safety Consultation

Following the recent publication of the results of the DSA’s Learning to Drive Consultation comes the Government’s latest document seeking views on the vision, targets and measures for improving road safety in Great Britain beyond 2010.

“Making Britain’s Roads Safer” is the title of the consultation document, and we would urge you all to get involved and make your opinions known.  The full document and related research articles can be found hereThe closing date for this consultation is 14th July 2009.

The key challenges for the new strategy are as follows:

  • reducing the number of road deaths, which have fallen at a slower rate than serious injuries;
  • pedestrian and cyclist casualties in our towns and cities – particularly in deprived communities;
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