New laws that were introduced in 2016 to help reduce the number of motorists caught using a mobile phone while driving. 12 months on, however, research carried out with 1,727 motorists for the RAC’s Report on Motoring 2017 shows the changes have not stopped around 9.2m drivers breaking the law on a regular basis.
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A new trend in vehicle theft termed ‘relay attack’, is allowing criminals to overcome existing vehicle security technology, such as immobilisers and keyless entry systems.
The new style attack uses a relay device and involves two criminals working together. One stands near the car being targeted and the other stands near the front door of the owner’s home to get in range of the key fob – often left on hallway tables or kitchen worktops. The device then picks up the key fob signal from inside the house and relays it to the car. Using this method, thieves are then able to drive away in a stolen vehicle in a matter of just a few seconds.
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) could and should be doing more to tackle illegal drivers on the roads, some of whom hold counterfeit driving licences, says Licence Check.