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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Holding a phone while driving to be made illegal to close ‘loophole’

The government plans to close a legal loophole that has allowed drivers who use mobile phones to film or take photographs to escape prosecution. It is illegal for drivers to call […]

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Self-driving cars to navigate London streets with £13m project

The DRIVEN consortium has celebrated a key milestone in its 30-month government-supported project by demonstrating the capabilities of a fleet of self-driving vehicles in London’s challenging and complex urban environment. […]

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Road death results for Project EDWARD day of action

28 European countries took part in this year’s European Day Without A Road Death (Project EDWARD) A 30 million Twitter reach was measured on EDWARD day itself   THIS YEAR’S […]

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It’s peak season for deer collisions

The coming weeks will see a significant rise in the risk of collisions with deer, warns road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist. This is the rutting season, the time of […]

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New drug driving laws for Scotland

Tougher laws on drug driving, and a new roadside testing regime, are set to come into effect in Scotland – bringing the nation in line with England and Wales. From […]

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DVSA rolls out digital driving tests

Successful learners will receive their full driving licences quicker as driving examiners start marking the car driving test digitally, DVSA has announced. Driving examiners are using tablets to mark driving […]

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Scotland to ban pavement parking

Scotland has become the first UK country to ban pavement parking, in a move that has been described as ‘historic’. On 10 October, MSPs at Holyrood voted to approve the […]

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We publish the latest edition of INROEdS, our quarterly newsletter

Welcome to the Autumn 2019 edition of INROEdS, the newsletter from UKROEd. Just click on the image above to access your copy.      

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Increased enforcement targets uninsured drivers

Uninsured drivers are being threatened with increased enforcement activity this month – as police forces look to crackdown on an offence which causes a ‘disproportionately high level’ of fatalities. Figures […]

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DfT publishes final casualty statistics for 2018

Final casualty statistics for 2018 are in line with the provisional figures published earlier in the year – showing continued stagnation when it comes to reducing road deaths. The DfT’s […]

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