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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Number of driving bans handed out by courts falls by 62%

One of the aims of the Drive For Justice campaign is to lobby for greater use of driving bans given out when sentencing and longer bans for those who kill or seriously injure on the roads.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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Key road safety charities back our Drive for Justice campaign

Key road safety charities back our Drive for Justice campaign

There is a backlash from families who have lost loved ones to road crashes that justice is not done with lenient sentences compounding their grief.

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Killer drivers must pay the price - new Drive For Justice campaign launched

Killer drivers must pay the price - new Drive For Justice campaign launched

Drivers who kill have been sentenced to an average of just four years in prison with dozens escaping jail altogether, an investigation has revealed.

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Largest supermoon in 70 years visible tonight

Largest supermoon in 70 years visible tonight

On Monday night there will be an incredible supermoon – when the full moon will be at its biggest and brightest for almost 70 years.

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Taurid meteor shower to bring fireballs to UK skies this weekend

Taurid meteor shower to bring ‘fireballs’ to UK skies this weekend

Look up into the night sky this weekend, and you may just see a fireball streaking through the darkness.

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Queues on the M1

Workman killed in collision on M1 yesterday

A workman has died after a collision on the M1 yesterday, police have confirmed.

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Man hurt after car ends up in ditch

A man has been taken to hospital after his car crashed into a ditch on Eyeworth Road in Wrestlingworth today (Friday, 30th September).

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Cost of living - fuel prices on the rise

Cost of living - fuel prices on the rise

Mixed news for motorists this week as the cost of fuel has remained largely the same this week, with unleaded petrol still at 111.3 pence per litre.

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PIC BY MERCURY PRESS

(PICTURED: MOMENT THE HAY BALE TRUCK SET ALIGHT, IN EVERTON)

This is the moment a giant hay bale load erupted in flames turning an entire lorry into a moving fireball and sending burning hay flying throughout a quiet suburb.
The heart-stopping clip shows the hay bales start to smoulder and then lumps of the flaming straw drop into the road before bursting into a raging inferno that the driver was lucky to escape.
Professional driver John Coleman, from Leighton Buzzard, Beds, captured the chaos unfold as he drove in Everton, Beds, on Thursday (Sept 1) at around 3pm.

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Great bales of fire! Driver’s lucky escape

This is the moment a giant hay bale load erupted in flames turning an entire lorry into a moving fireball and sending burning hay flying throughout a quiet suburb.

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The cars most likely to be written off

Top 10 cars most likely to have been written off revealed

Car history site Mycarcheck.com has released data revealing the 10 cars most likely to have been written off.

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Airport travel

BA and easyJet passengers could pay £25 charge for flight delay complaints

It could cost airline passengers £25 for making a complaint, following the introduction of new aviation rules.

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Aftermath of the Airlander 10 crash on Cardington Airfield, Bedford. Photo: Glyn Dobbs

£25million Airlander hits telegraph pole on second flight

The world’s largest aircraft was damaged this morning after hitting a telegraph pole during its second test flight.

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CCTV footage shows the gang on the tracks

British Transport Police issue warning after train ‘jumps in the air’

British Transport Police have issued a warning after a gang placed wooden planks across a railway line and watched a train smash into them.

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UPDATE: Dunstable family killed in A34 horror crash

A Dunstable family has died in a fatal collision on the A34 near East Ilsley.

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Woman and three children from Bedfordshire killed in eight vehicle collision

Woman and three children from Bedfordshire killed in eight vehicle collision

Four people from Bedfordshire have died in a fatal collision on the A34 near East Ilsley.

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Lorry fire closes M1 at Luton. Photos: Highways England @HighwaysEAST

VIDEO: Serious lorry fire causes chaos for motorists on M1

A serious lorry fire on the M1 at Luton has completely closed the M1 north with tailbacks stretching miles.

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Call for more action on drink-driving as fatality figures stagnate

Call for more action on drink-driving as fatality figures stagnate

Road safety charities and motoring groups have called on the Government to do more to address drink-driving after the latest figures showed that drink-related fatalities have not fallen since 2010.

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Police news.

Two people serious after Moggerhanger collision

Two people have been seriously injured in a road traffic collision in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday).

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Family tribute to crash victim

Family tribute to crash victim

Tributes have been paid to Colette McCulloch who died in a road traffic collision on the A1.

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