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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. The jointly-funded £13.6m programme gave a week-long demonstration around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford – establishing the UK’s world-leading autonomous vehicle (AV) technology in […]

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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 Project EDWARD (the European Day Without A Road Death) took place across Europe on Thursday 26 September. Devised in 2016 as Project EDWARD for the […]

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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 year when deer – particularly fallow and red deer – will be breeding. This process makes them more mobile and brings many more of them […]

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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 21 October, Scotland adopts a ‘zero tolerance approach’ to the eight drugs most associated with illegal use – including cocaine, cannabis, ketamine, ecstasy, heroin and […]

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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 tests digitally as part of a phased roll out. A specially developed app is replacing the clipboard and pen that millions will remember from their […]

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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 Transport (Scotland) Bill – meaning it will now become law. The Bill, first introduced by Derek Mackay MSP in June 2018, contains provisions to prohibit […]

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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 published by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) show around 130 people are killed by an uninsured driver each year – with more than 26,000 personal […]

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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 annual casualty statistics, published on 26 September, show 1,784 people were killed on roads in Great Britain last year – down 1% from the 1,793 […]

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