Tougher restrictions on drivers using mobile phones, including extending the ban to hands-free devices, should be considered, MPs have said. The transport select committee said using any type of mobile phone while driving had potentially catastrophic consequences. The MPs called for more severe penalties “commensurate with the risks”, as road deaths linked to phone use have risen steadily over the past decade. In 2017, there were 773 casualties on Britain’s roads, including 43 deaths and 135 serious injuries, in crashes in which the driver was using a mobile phone. But rates of enforcement had dropped by more than two-thirds since 2011, the committee said, as it called on the government to work with police to make better use of technology and deter offenders. Although penalties for using a handheld mobile phone while driving were doubled in 2017 – to six points on a licence and a £200 fine – the committee said they should be reviewed and potentially … [Read more...] about Ban hands-free phones in cars after rise in road deaths, MPs suggest
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Brad flies private jets for a variety of clients, but despite the flashy nature of his job he has a pretty modest car. He is looking for something that can “blend in” a little better with some of the fancier rides that show up at the airport. However, he is working with a reasonable budget of around $30,000. What car should he buy? (Welcome back to What Car Should You Buy ? Where we give real people real advice about buying cars. ) Advertisement Here is the scenario - I fly people around in private jets. As you can imagine, passengers arrive to the hangar in some shockingly nice vehicles, parking next to my taupe 2006 Toyota Corolla. Inevitably I get some good natured ribbing. My regular passengers drive lifted Shelby and Roush-tuned Ford pickups. There’s also a smattering of Ford Raptors, top-trim Lincoln Navigators, and maybe a Jeep or Land Rover. The problem is 1.) I only have $25-$30k to spend 2.) I have no real need for a truck or full-size SUV. Is … [Read more...] about I Fly Private Jets And I Need A Car That Blends In With High Rollers For $30,000! What Should I Buy?
A British pensioner has been killed in a horror motorway accident which claimed three lives and left eight injured including three children in Portugal. The woman, who was initially described as a 60-year-old, was confirmed on Tuesday night to be an 83-year-old. Her husband, 84, suffered minor injuries in the rear-end smash that involved four vehicles including a police car. The accident happened just before 4pm yesterday on the A22 motorway near the village of Boliqueime, in Algarve, reported Portugal's civil protection. Around 35 emergency services vehicles were called to the scene to assist. The cars involved were heading in the direction of Faro, according to local reports. Part of the motorway where the crash happened had to be closed for three hours. It is not yet clear whether the elderly couple lived in the area or were on holiday. The other two people killed were a 56-year-old woman believed to live locally and a seven-year-old boy travelling in the same car. A two-year-old … [Read more...] about Brit woman, 83, killed in Algarve car crash which left two others dead including boy, 7
Former Miss Pakistan World Zanib Naveed (pictured) was killed in a road accident in Maryland after her car flipped over into oncoming traffic A former Miss Pakistan beauty queen has been killed after her car flipped over into oncoming traffic. Zanib Naveed was driving her Mercedes eastbound along route 200 in the College Park area of Maryland at around 11.40pm on Sunday when she hit a curb. She went to take a curve to Route 1 and her vehicle struck a curb, overturning into oncoming traffic, police said. Mrs Naveed was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene. She was the only person in the car at the time. Authorities do not believe alcohol was a factor in the accident. The 32-year-old was from Lahore, Pakistan but lived in Pomona, New York. She attended Pace University in New York City and was crowned Miss Pakistan World in 2012 in Toronto, Canada. Her funeral was held a few days later on December 4. She leaves behind a … [Read more...] about Miss Pakistan Zanib Naveed, 32, is killed after her car hit a curb and flipped into oncoming traffic in Maryland
By & by Elyse Dupre | Thu., 5 Dec. 2019 5:05 AM Share Tweet Email GoFundMe Former Miss Pakistan World winner Zanib Naveed died at the age of 32 last weekend after she was involved in a car crash in Prince George's County, Maryland. According to a press release by the Maryland State Police, Naveed was driving a 2018 Mercedes CL2 eastward on the Inter-County Connector when she attempted to take the southbound curve to Route 1 and struck the curb. The vehicle overturned onto the northbound lanes of Route 1 and Naveed was ejected from her seat. Per the press release, troopers from the College Park Barrack responded to a report of an overturned vehicle in the area of Baltimore Avenue (Route 1) at the Inter-County Connector (MD Route 200) just before 11:40 p.m. on Sunday. Naveed was pronounced dead at the scene. No other vehicles were involved in the crash and Naveed was the only occupant in the vehicle. According to the police's preliminary … [Read more...] about Former Miss Pakistan World Zanib Naveed Dead at 32 After Tragic Car Crash