The Weekly Roundup

Road safety charity, Brake and Direct Line have recently released data on drivers’ attitudes when it comes to vehicle safety checks and basic maintenance.  Almost half of respondents admitted to driving with at least one risky vehicle problem or defect. The IMI, the professional body for the motor industry which is campaigning for the licensing of the retail motor trade, believes fears of being over-charged or given poor service by garages are probably contributing to motorists’ attitudes.

Also in this week’s roundup, Hundreds of learner drivers have hired impersonators to sit their tests in a bid to cheat their way to a licence, figures show. The deception involves persuading a look-alike to sit a theory or practical test on behalf of the actual learner. The number of cases of driving test fraud investigated so far in 2014/15 sits at 677 - exceeding the 554 total recorded in the previous financial year.

The Imi: Why do almost half of motorists drive with vehicle faults?

Telegraph: A 30ft high sculpture of Top Gear's The Stig has been unveiled

Auto Express: Pothole compensation claim made every 11 minutes in Britain

BBC: UK car production at seven-year high

RAC: Driving test look-alikes fraud rises

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