International News - February 2017

Drivers face speeding fine hike

Speeding fines for the most serious cases in England and Wales will rise by up to 50% after new sentencing guidelines were published.

The current limit for a speeding fine is 100% of the...

UK grocer first in Europe to use new trucks fueled by food waste

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British supermarket has become the first retailer in Europe to use a new type of tank that keeps trucks motoring on fuel made from food waste for 500 miles,...

Shoddy Streets Lead to Car Repairs and Higher Risk of Accidents, Aggravating São Paulo Drivers

"There are bumps all over the place. You just go from one to the next", said Miguel de Almeida, 65. "My car is falling apart. I've had to change my tires, rims and muffler", said Renan dos Santos...

Bad Hong Kong driving habits under spotlight with rise in cars

School of Motoring official says problem may not lie with new drivers, but with those who’ve been behind the wheel for years and become complacent

The city has one of the best public...

Cameroon's 'Traveler' app developers want to improve road safety in Africa

Someone is watching this driver as he makes his way through the streets of Cameroon’s largest city, Douala.

The vehicle is registered on a mobile application known as Traveler, which uses...

Toyota, Suzuki to Work Together in Green, Safety Technology

TOKYO — Japanese automakers Toyota and Suzuki, which began discussing a partnership in October, said Monday they would work together in ecological and safety technology — a rapidly growing area in...

Driving through floodwater 'the most dangerous thing a motorist can do'

One in four drivers admit to having driven through floodwater, while nearly as many admit they speed up to avoid storms.

NRMA Insurance says the results of a survey of driver behaviour...

Two thirds of AA members want mobiles seized and retained by police

Speaking at this week's roads policing conference, Constable Jayne Willetts, the Police Federation's roads policing lead, has suggested that giving the police powers to seize mobile phones being...

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