Safer Roads Partnership Launch DriveVR – Virtual Reality App for Young Drivers and Passengers

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The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia have launched ‘DriveVR’ – an innovative new Virtual Reality app for young drivers and passengers, providing real-life driving experiences and allowing young people to see the outcomes of bad driving decisions to encourage them not to make the same mistakes in real life.

DriveVR is one of the first Virtual Reality (VR) initiatives in the UK promoting road safety messages. Aimed at young drivers and passengers aged 16-24, DriveVR aims to highlight how a split-second decision in the car as a driver or passenger could change the rest of your life. Read more

Dying to use your phone at the wheel?

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Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police are urging motorists to avoid deadly distractions at the wheel, through a targeted mobile phone enforcement and education campaign which is running this week to crack down on people who continue to flout the law.  

The campaign will also raise awareness that from 1st March 2017 the penalties will increase for those caught using a hand-held mobile phone while driving.  Both the fine and penalty will double; from £100 to £200 and from 3 to 6 points. Read more