The Weekly Roundup

The North East of England has seen the biggest increase in accident rates for killed and seriously injured according to recent data produced by the Department for Transport. In 2012, the number of deaths and serious injuries in the North East increased by 8%, with an extra 65 incidents recorded compared to 854 in 2011.

In other news, local governments are stepping up the range of techniques used to ensure that roads remain open during winter months. Around 82% of councils have had GPS trackers fitted to their gritters this year, while others have deployed liquid de-icers, sugar-coated salt and saltwater to help clear ice and snow.

Fleet News: North East worst for road safety

The Guardian: Electric car sales at record high in UK, figures show

Telegraph: Scrimping on simple repairs could cost your dear

Motor Trades Insight: INTERVIEW: Car Designer Stephen Harper Sheds Light On The Problems Facing The Automotive Industry

RAC: Councils prepared for bad weather

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