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Speech analysing software to prevent drink driving?

According to an article in the Daily Mail, German researchers have created a library with speech patterns that will help predict whether a motorist is drunk and over the prescribed limit not by listening for vocal cues. According to research, more »

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New limits for drink-driving in scotland?

Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill’s plan to reduce the alcohol limit from 80mg to 50mg in every 100ml of blood has been backed by MSPs on Holyrood’s Justice Committee. More than 3000 people have been arrested for drinking and driving more »

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Drink driving ads & campaigns

In the last 50 years, drinking and driving commercials have undergone a drastic change. Initially advertisements were gory images unlike modern day drink-driving ads. The UK saw its first drink driving ad on 7th November 1964 which now seems to more »

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Is female drink driving on the rise?

Two interesting articles in the Guardian raise the issue of an increase in the number of women involved in drink driving, based on new statistics. Road safety campaigners are targeting female motorists this Christmas. According to an AA study it more »

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Decriminalisation of tv licence fee ?

Leading criminal law barrister, David Perry QC  has been appointed by the Government to lead the review of whether non-payment of the BBC licence fee should be decriminalised. Appointed by the Culture Secretary Sajid Javid, Perry was worked in various more »

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New measures to tackle benefit fraud

The government is undertaking steps apparently in a drive to curb benefit fraud. A £50 “civil penalty” will apparently be imposed on anyone who gives any sort gives any false information while claiming benefits. Further a fine of up to more »

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Serious fraud office demands blockbuster funding to fight fraud

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO), which investigates and prosecutes high-profile cases of fraud, has asked for an additional £26.5 million from the government to aid the funding of complex inquiries including financial benchmark manipulations and high profile corruption cases in more »

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New test for taxi license applicants in West Lindsey

West Lindsey District Council has mooted plans for a taxi driving test for new applicants obtaining a taxi license, which will require them to shell out £120, according to an article in the The Market Rasen Mail. The test is more »

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Motoring and Road traffic law update 13-10-2014

A 93 year old tradition done away with: Tax discs to be made available online for motorists- but will it work? Motoring groups and motorists have complained that scrapping a century of existing motoring law by the Driver and Vehicle more »

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Teenage drink driving still on the rise

Recent reports released by the UK Police forces reveal shocking figures concerning the involvement of under-aged drivers in the offence of driving whilst under the influence of alcohol. The records were released in response to a Freedom of Information request, more »

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