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2020 News

Safety warning as winter weather continues

Safety groups are urging motorists to take extra care as winter weather continues for the next few days. Road journeys are more difficult and treacherous when there is a fall […]

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Council backs safety campaign following horse death statistics

The council of the county that has recorded more recent horse road deaths than anywhere in the country is backing the British Horse Society’s (BHS) safety campaign following the “truly […]

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Vanishing act for ghost markings thanks to HE trials

An end to confusing ‘ghost markings’ on roads could soon be in sight following a competition launched by Highways England to tackle the worldwide issue Last year Highways England launched a […]

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Call for increase in driving test capacity

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact the number of people able to take practical driving tests, with new data showing the Q3 figure was down by more than 50%. The […]

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Police move to clarify laws on e-scooter use

Anyone considering buying an electric scooter this Christmas is being urged to understand the law before doing so. E-scooters have become commonplace in towns and cities this year, after the […]

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Injury risk ‘significantly higher’ when driving for work

A third of road deaths and a fifth of serious injuries are sustained in collisions involving a ‘working’ driver or rider, according to new research by University College London (UCL). […]

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UKROEd’s 2020 Christmas Card

Our festive message for 2020.

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Green number plates take to the road

Green number plates are here. Their introduction will help motorists benefit from local initiatives such as cheaper parking and cost-free entry into zero-emission zones, the Government hopes. The new number […]

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Report calls for independent road collision investigation unit

A UK Road Collision Investigation Branch ‘should be established as an impartial investigator, independent from the existing judicial investigation process operated by the police’. That is one of 13 recommendations […]

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VR Hazard Perception Test currently under evaluation

Nottingham Trent University is currently testing a virtual reality version of the Hazard Perception Test, developed as part of research into the next generation of hazard perception assessment and training […]

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Active travel spending review ‘takes us backwards’

The Government has been warned its vision to make England a ‘great walking and cycling nation’ cannot be delivered without a ‘substantial’ increase in investment – after cutting funding for […]

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Collisions in London ‘linked to neighbourhood deprivation’

New analysis shows that people living and working in London’s most deprived neighbourhoods are twice as likely to be injured in a road traffic collision than the least deprived areas. […]

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CYCLOPS junction wins award for Manchester

Transport for Greater Manchester and Manchester City Council have been named winners of a new award presented by Brake, in collaboration with Road Safety GB. Brake’s inaugural Vision Zero Leaders […]

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PACTS calls for ‘fresh look at road danger’

The Government is being urged to adopt a new style of casualty analysis which highlights the road users that most put others’ lives at risk, and those who rarely kill […]

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More – not less – training needed for semi-autonomous vehicles

A new study says that behavioural training for drivers is paramount for the transition into the next stage of automated vehicles, known as level 3 automation. Researchers from the University […]

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Council looks for new speed powers

A radical rule change could see speeding drivers ignoring 20mph limits fined by council workers. Reading Borough Council is pushing the government to allow it to take over powers from […]

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Scotland road casualties at record low

New figures show that the number of casualties on Scotland’s roads fell to a record low in 2019 – despite a small rise in fatalities. Finalised figures for 2019, published […]

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Road Safety Trust announces 2021 programme of funding

The Road Safety Trust has confirmed its 2021 Main Theme Programme will provide grants for projects that explore how technology can reduce road offending and improve road safety. The Road […]

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‘Serious safety concerns’ expressed over’ALKS’ introduction

The Government has been urged to revise plans to permit the use of Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) because the technology will ‘put lives at risk’. In August, the Government […]

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Week-long crackdown on uninsured drivers

All 43 UK police forces are this week engaging in a national effort to help reduce uninsured driving levels. ‘Operation Drive Insured’ is a week-long campaign developed by MIB (Motor […]

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