The Weekly Roundup

A study by Halfords Autocentres into how winter affects motorists found drivers concerned about the levels of impatient, aggressive and inconsiderate driving, which increases during the winter. 23% of drivers taking part in the research said they felt unfriendly, bad tempered behaviour, like failing to allow drivers out at junctions, lane hogging and not indicating, is a major issue during the winter.

In other news, for the first time the Highways Agency is looking at the widespread introduction of speed cameras along hundreds of miles of motorway. The “stealth cameras”, which will be grey rather than bright yellow, will be deployed on sections of so-called smart motorway, where the flow of traffic is carefully controlled using a variety of techniques. Critics are claiming that the introduction of cameras aimed at enforcing the 70mph limit is not about road safety but about generating income through fines.

Telegraph: Motorway speed cameras to be rolled out to stop those driving faster than 70mph

Daily Mail: 'I let other drivers rent my car so motoring doesn't cost me a penny': Can you start sharing to slash bills?

Yahoo: Fall in drug-driving admissions

Trust My Garage: The top five technologies for older drivers

Garage Expo: Bad behaviour on the roads, claims Halfords

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