The Weekly Roundup

On 6th May, Justice secretary Chris Grayling MP announced that disqualified drivers who kill and injure will face much tougher sentences, with a maximum of 10 years for those who kill and four years for those who seriously injure. The current maximum sentence is only two years for a death, and there is no specific offence for causing a serious injury while disqualified.

In other news, Britain's streets are currently littered with 4.5 million road signs – a figure that has more than doubled in the past 20 years. The DfT issued guidance on how to remove old, confusing and ugly signs as cost-effectively as possible. However, the AA warned that decluttering Britain’s streets isn’t a straightforward job, and that simply removing signs isn’t the answer.

Brake: Brake welcomes tougher penalties for unlicensed drivers who kill and injure

Telegraph: White van men safer than car drivers

Motor Trader: Independent garages stick with paper-based systems

Matters of Testing: Indicator tell-tale lamp not working?

Auto Express: Call for action on UK's epidemic of road signs

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