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Report highlights principles for improving road safety

On the second UNESCO International Day of Education, a new report by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), the Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge (VSV) and Fundación MAPFRE highlights 17 key principles for delivering effective road safety education in Europe. Education is an essential part of the “Safe System approach” to road safety. European countries […]

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Figures reveal high fatality rate for motorcyclists

Analysis of DfT casualty statistics shows motorcyclists are 66 times more likely than car drivers to be killed on UK roads. The analysis found that in 2018, the fatality rate per billion passenger miles for motorcyclists was 119.7 – compared to 1.8 for car drivers. Pedestrians were the second-most vulnerable road users, with a fatality rate […]

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Campaign urges respect for school crossing patrols

A new campaign is seeking to combat the rising levels of abuse and aggression faced by school crossing patrols in Buckinghamshire. ‘Respect Me’ has been launched by Buckinghamshire County Council on the back of an increase in the number of incidents reported in 2019. In December alone, 12 cases were recorded – including drivers refusing […]

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Scottish festive drink drug check results ‘extremely disappointing’

Approximately one in 15 drivers stopped by Police Scotland over the festive period tested positive for alcohol or drugs. The force’s festive drink and drug drive campaign ran between 1 December and 2 January and saw officers breathalyse 8,687 drivers at the roadside. In total, 580 people were arrested for drink (395) or drug (185) […]

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28-month prison sentence for serial driving theory test impersonator

A Coventry man has been sent to prison for 2 years and 4 months for trying to sit theory driving tests for other people at 12 locations across England. Swallaxadin Abdul Bashir, 42, was sentenced at Warwick Crown Court on Wednesday (8 January) for his 12 offences, which took place from October 2018 to August […]

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Make sure your eyesight goes beyond 20/20 this year

Road safety organisations are reminding drivers and riders of all ages to make an appointment for an eyesight test this year. This would make a significant contribution to reducing collisions and injuries on the UK’s roads. GEM Motoring Assist road safety officer Neil Worth said: “What better time than the year 2020 to get your […]

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Schools in Cardiff go car free

Cardiff has become the latest UK city to introduce a scheme which involves closing streets around schools to motorised traffic at peak times. School Streets aim to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality at the school gates, as well as making it safer for children to walk or cycle to school. Cardiff Council is […]

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