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Theory test change ‘more reflective of real-world driving’

The DVSA has announced plans to make the driving theory test more accessible to people with reading or learning difficulties, a move backed by the RAC. Currently, candidates have to read a case study, before answering five related questions. However from 14 April 2020, want-to-be drivers will instead watch a short, silent video clip – […]

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UN officials join call to end ‘scourge’ of preventable deaths

Road traffic accidents take some 1.35 million lives every year and cost most countries three per cent of their gross domestic product, the top UN health official said last week at the Third Global Ministerial Conference On Road Safety in Stockholm, Sweden. The millions of lives lost every year due to road traffic collisions is […]

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New partnerships for safer roads across the globe

The European Investment Bank (EIB) today entered a partnership with the three NGOs leading Road Assessment Programmes (RAP) as part of the global drive to halve the 1.35 million annual global road deaths by 2030. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the 3rd Global meeting of Road Safety Ministers in Stockholm. The EIB and […]

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Learner drivers urged to get more night-time experience

The DVSA is encouraging learner drivers to take lessons in the dark, in a bid to cut the ‘high proportion’ of night-time collisions involving young drivers. Research shows that up to 100,000 candidates may be taking their driving test each year without having practised driving in the dark. This is despite the fact that 35% […]

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Global approval expected for 20mph limits

Ministers from around the world are set to send out a ‘clear and unambiguous message’ that the default speed limit on all residential roads should be 20mph. On 19-20 February, transport ministers from more than 100 countries will meet at the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm. The ministers will agree on […]

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Your help needed with roads policing survey

Please spare a few minutes to complete a survey which will assist in understanding the degree to which police officers and staff engage in roads policing activity. These questions are about finding out who is involved, how they work and what they do during their working time. This is your chance to directly contribute to the […]

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Distractions campaign launched for young road users

The THINK! team has launched a new campaign to tackle ‘driving distractions’ caused by young men travelling as passengers in a car driven by one of their peers.  The three THINK! ‘Party Car’ films show how distracting these behaviours – which may seem minor – can be to the driver. The campaign encourages young male […]

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