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Christmas quad bike warning

Road safety organisations are urging parents and relatives to think twice before giving their children a quad bike for Christmas. The call follows a spate of deaths and injuries in recent years among young people riding the powerful four-wheel machines. GEM Motoring Assist road safety officer Neil Worth warned of legal restrictions on the use […]

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Post-crash response group wins top Prince Michael Award

  A UK-based organisation which aims to improve post-crash response across the globe has picked up the top accolade at the 2019 Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards’ ceremony. FIRE AID was named winner of the prestigious Premier Award at the Prince Michael Awards’ annual luncheon in London on 10 December. Founded by the Eastern […]

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Congratulations to our inaugural award winners!

Well done to the five individuals who received UKROEd awards from our Chief Operations Officer Ruth Purdie at our Conference in Manchester on Tuesday 3 December! It was the first time we have included an awards ceremony as part of the Conference – so these awards are particularly special! 1. Outstanding contribution to Customer Service: […]

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Australia introduces ‘world-first’ mobile phone detection cameras

Authorities on the east coast of Australia have taken the fight against mobile phone using drivers to the next level, with the introduction of ‘world-first’ detection cameras. The cameras, which came into effect in New South Wales on 1 December, use artificial intelligence to review images and detect illegal use of the devices. Images identified […]

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New radar-activated sign aims to reduce motorcycle collisions

A new ‘radar activated road sign’ has been launched in a bid to reduce collisions and casualties involving motorcyclists. DfT figures show that in 2018, 354 motorcyclists were killed on roads across Great Britain – an increase from 2017. Of the 16,700 powered two wheeler rider casualties recorded in total, 228 occurred due to ‘inadequate […]

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Breathalysers to be mandatory in all new cars from 2022

All new cars must have the facility to fit a built-in breathalyser from 2022, as part of a raft of new safety technologies, it has been confirmed. First suggested in May 2018, the package of mandatory minimum vehicle safety standards was rubber stamped by the EU earlier this month. The standards require every new vehicle […]

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Step up for Road Safety Week

Safety organisations are calling on road users to ‘step up’ their road safety focus as part of Brake’s Road Safety Week 2019, which takes place from November 18-24. The week provides an ideal opportunity to boost everyone’s contribution to road safety whether they drive a vehicle, ride a bicycle or are a pedestrian, Every 20 minutes, […]

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More than 1,000 people complete West Yorkshire cycle referral scheme

More than 1,000 people in West Yorkshire have taken part in a ‘ground-breaking’ referral scheme, where cycling is prescribed in a bid to improve mental health. The Cycle for Health scheme, launched in 2015, provides people with long-term conditions a 12-week programme of cycle skills training. The scheme is delivered by the national cycling charity, […]

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Last year, on average, 33 new drivers had their licence revoked every day after reaching six penalty points within two years of passing their driving test, according to data obtained by the road safety charity Brake. The road safety campaigners want to see changes made to the licensing regime to help improve the safety of […]

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