SOUTH TOLWORTH, England, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
As you may know, 2015 is the 50th anniversary of the anti-drink driving campaign launched by the government charity THINK! and over this time period the number of deaths on the road caused by drink driving has dramatically fallen.
MotorQuoteDirect are also celebrating their 50th this year and as a result have decided to look back at the last 50 years of motoring in the UK including what laws have been put in place and the social changes that have occurred.
MotorQuoteDirect is a leading motor insurance provider and has worked with car owners for 50 years. Not only do they understand common driving habits but they have also seen a wide variety of claims, the causes of which have changed significantly over the last half a century.
Reading MotorQuoteDirect's article you are likely to be surprised by certain facts, such as that it wasn't until the 1970s that driving instructors had to be qualified and that there are now 27 million vehicles on the UK's roads.
Whilst a lot has changed in driving habits over the last 50 years there are still some areas that need to be improved on. As each decade passes there are new social norms that need to be corrected such as the use of mobile phones whilst driving.
The importance of driving safely on the roads is growing each year, especially as more of us take to our bikes as a way of commuting. There is also an increasing amount of distractions on the road, from animated adverts to Sat-Navs.
We have all heard stories of people crashing because they were changing something on their Sat-Nav or updating their Facebook status, and it is exactly these habits that need to change. MotorQuoteDirect's article implies that just because something hasn't been made illegal yet, it doesn't mean it is safe to do so while driving.
With motoring technology growing at a rapid pace it is certain that over the next 50 years there will be even more changes to the motoring world, however it is important that each and every driver remembers that remaining safe on the road is ultimately their responsibility.
MotorQuoteDirect helps customers find a range of motor insurance products including private car and business car insurance. MotorQuoteDirect is part of the Bedford Insurance Group, who this year is celebrating their 50th anniversary, showing their dedication to customer service and the insurance sector as a whole.