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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 of snow. Road safety organisations are encouraging drivers to make good use of some simple safety tips in order to reduce the chance of risk, […]

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Road Safety Week survey highlights issue of excessive speeding

Brake says there is no excuse for breaking the speed limit, on the back of a survey in which approximately a fifth of drivers admitted to travelling at more than 100mph on a public road. The survey findings, which garnered the views of more than 2,000 UK drivers, have been released to mark the start […]

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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 shocking” statistics. BHS figures show that 203 road collisions involving horses were reported in the southwest in 2019-20 – with 104 of these in Devon. […]

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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 £685,000 international research project to find a solution to issues around the removal of white lines and of ‘ghost markings’. The competition set out to […]

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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 DfT figures show between July and September, 188,520 practical car driving tests were conducted in Great Britain – representing a decrease of 53.8% compared to […]

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