The Weekly Roundup

Data obtained by the news agency under the Freedom of Information Act shows police are getting tougher on drivers who fail roadside eye tests. Forces across the UK have applied 631 times to revoke licences based on failed attempts to read number plates since then, succeeding in 609 cases.

Rumours of remote attacks on the computer systems within our vehicles have circled the automotive industry for years, but as modern cars feature more and more wireless connections, Bluetooth accessibility and other routes of electronic entry, the risks of car hacking attacks are only likely to increase. Could your car be at risk?

RAC: Police clamp down on failed eyesight tests

Matters Of Testing: Your questions answered: Using the new MOT testing service

Fleet News: Side road accidents up by 12% in a year, says Accident Exchange

The AA: Drivers neglect basic car checks before travelling

Auto Express: Car hacking: is your car safe?

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