The Weekly Roundup

Britain’s motorists are more concerned about the dangers of being distracted by technology and social media than drink-driving, according to a comprehensive new report on road safety. The report found that while technology should be an important factor in improving road safety, it can also be the source of driver distraction, with 77% of respondents saying that it is a bigger problem than it was three years ago.

Also this week, new figures show that one in 50 people, 13,000 per day, planning a route are driving extra miles by choosing routes that avoid motorways as they are too nervous to tackle the multilane roads, according to the AA Charitable Trust. One quarter of drivers are even nervous when they know that family or friends are making a journey on a motorway.

Express: Motorists more worried about distraction than drink-driving

Telegraph: Speed awareness courses could 'invalidate insurance'

Brake: Brake launches ‘Drive less, live more’ interactive resource to reduce car journeys and make streets safer in the run up to Road Safety Week

RAC: UK's car industry top for productivity

The AA: Motorway Paranoia

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