Boost for British road safety drive: Road Safety Act

The Government's ongoing drive to improve safety on British roads took a significant step forward in Nevember 2006, when The Road Safety Bill was granted Royal Assent.

The Road Safety Act will introduce the new offences of causing death by careless driving or causing death by driving while unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured. It will crack down on motorists who break the law by driving without insurance, or using a vehicle that is unroadworthy, and will also make it more difficult for foreign drivers to escape penalties for driving offences committed in the UK.
It will also bring in measures to raise driving standards through better education and training, and offer more appropriate penalties for offences such as speeding or driving using a hand-held mobile phone.

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