The Weekly Roundup

Brake, the road safety charity, and Direct Line insurance are urging drivers to hang back, slow down and chill out on country roads to avoid tragedies, as a survey reveals the extent of risky, aggressive overtaking. An alarming one in seven drivers report that in the past year they have been forced by another driver’s overtaking to swerve, pull over or brake to avoid a collision.

In other news, car production in the UK has surpassed half a million, continuing the upward trend seen in recent years. Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders suggest manufacturers are keen to meet the demands of drivers, who are eager to get behind the wheel of the latest models.

Brake: Risky overtaking forces one in seven drivers to take evasive action

Telegraph: Insurance 'breakthrough': car insurer promises to tell you how much you paid last year when you renew

The Guardian: Could thieves use jamming technology to steal your car?

The Guardian: Do 20mph speed limits actually work?

RAC: Automakers enjoy strong UK market

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