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Day: August 23, 2019

How new speeding research could affect your insurance
Featured, Life Style

How new speeding research could affect your insurance

    Speeding is the riskiest form of aggressive driving, according to a university in Ontario, Canada. Researchers at the University of Waterloo studied data from 28 million trips to identify possible links between bad driving and the likelihood of a crash. The analysis revealed that speeding is a strong predictor of crashes, but links for the other kinds of aggressive driving – hard braking, hard acceleration and hard cornering – couldn’t be established. Researchers used data from insurance companies in Ontario and Texas to identify 28 crashes based on indicators such as rapid deceleration. Each vehicle was then matched with 20 control vehicles that not been involved in a crash but had similar characteristics, such as location and driving distance. When the crashes w...
Boris Johnson put his foot in it in talks with Macron
Featured, United Kingdom

Boris Johnson put his foot in it in talks with Macron

    The image was taken during a photo call in the French president’s official Paris residence and swiftly prompted criticism online. However, footage of the incident later suggested the brief gesture was a shared joke, with the Prime Minister appearing to pose for the cameras as the pair laughed. The relaxed atmosphere between the pair was in contrast to comments overnight from the French leader, who had suggested a no-deal Brexit could come at the cost of a historic vassalisation of Britain. The laid-back tone also echoes Mr Macron’s meeting with Donald Trump in November during which he was seen squeezing the US President’s thigh. Mr Macron and Mr Johnson both tweeted warm words following the discussions, held as the PM attempts to re-open talks on the UK-EU Withdra...
Chaos as commuters trapped for over an hour
Featured, London

Chaos as commuters trapped for over an hour

    Commuters travelling in east London have faced chaos after a Central Line failure left “babies and elderly people stuck” underground for up to an hour. Tube users took to social media to claim they were stuck on trains underground between Mile End and Stratford on Thursday evening after the busy line suffered delays. The Central Line had no service between Liverpool Street and Leytonstone and was operating with severe delays just after rush-hour at 7pm. Transport for London has apologised to customers who faced delays and said the issue was due to a broken down train. One commuter told the Standard: “The train prior to us had a failure or some sort, which had a domino effect and we were stuck in the tunnel.” The 20-year-old said there was “no light, no air, nothi...