The Weekly Roundup

A new study, investigating the effect of better road visibility on older drivers' confidence, is being launched by the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) and Newcastle University's Institute for Ageing. According to the study, failure to maintain road markings and pressure on councils to turn off streetlights at night may be keeping older drivers 'trapped' indoors.

In other news, four out of ten drivers have given their car a name, according to the AA Driving School. Of those drivers who have named a car, a third said they decided on a name based on the car’s registration number. The second most popular way for choosing their car’s name was by picking a name that ‘seemed to suit the car’s personality’. And a romantic one per cent said they named their car after their partner or spouse.

RAC: Older drivers 'afraid at night'

Brake: Brake welcomes government THINK! Campaign highlighting dangers of country roads

Telegraph: New number plate sees car sales hit 10-year September high

AM Online: The motor industry needs apprentices and graduates to succeed

The AA: The most popular car names

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