The Weekly Roundup

The number of women drink-driving has almost doubled in the past 15 years a survey has shown as experts blame middle class drinking habits. The AA warned of the “growing risk” from female drink-drivers who believe they are fit to drive despite being over the legal alcohol limit.

In other news, MPs have said Lawyers should be banned from offering inducements such as free iPads and shopping vouchers to encourage those involved in accidents to pursue compensation. The call comes from the Commons Transport Select Committee in an attack on ambulance chasers who encourage frivolous whiplash claims that drive up insurance premiums for all. The claims cost firms more than £2billion a year and add more than £90 to the average car insurance premium, according to industry experts.

Fleet News: Experience restrictions can minimise young driver risk

Aftermarket Online: The problems with clocking

Telegraph: Women drink-drivers double in 15 years

RAC: Car guidance offered to companies

Daily Mail: MPs call for ban on lawyers handing out free iPads or cash for whiplash claims: Frivolous legal action blamed for driving up cost of car insurance

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