Young motorists may be banned from night driving

Young drivers could be banned from driving at night under new plans to boost road safety. The proposal for novice drivers is being considered by ministers in England, after figures showed around a fifth are involved in an accident during their first year behind the wheel. The scheme could feature a series of restrictions, such […]

Maltese police hero to be promoted to sergeant

A Maltese police officer who was almost killed in an horrific hit-and-run incident has won a promotion. PC Simon Schembri will officially become a Sergeant on January 21. The hero traffic cop lost an arm but was able to recover from the shocking accident, which saw him being run over and then dragged under a speeding […]

WATCH: Transport Malta launches Christmas road safety campaign

Malta’s drivers are being urged to ‘change their ways’ this Christmas. Transport Malta has launched a new festive road safety campaign, inspired by the novel ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens. The authority has produced a video, telling the story of a reckless motorist who is visited by a ghost and shown his bad driving habits. The road safety […]

Nurse speaks out after horror car crash in Gozo

An heroic off-duty nurse who rushed to the scene of a horror car crash in Gozo has urged drivers to slow down on the roads. Francesca Spiteri Mercieca from Nadur told how the accident happened on the outskirts of Xewkija during Saturday night’s thunderstorm. Writing on Facebook, she said: ‘I happened to be passing by and couldn’t let […]

Drink-drive breath test kits handed out in Valletta

Free breathalysers have been handed out on the streets of Valletta to promote this year’s drink-driving crackdown. A zero tolerance campaign to target Maltese drivers who plan to have a drink at Christmas has been launched by Transport Malta, the Ministry of Health and Malta Police. Malta’s transport minister Ian Borg said: ‘If you find […]