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Westminster set for city-wide 20mph roll-out

Westminster City Council says a city-wide 20mph speed limit is essential for the safety of the increasing number of people opting to walk and cycle during the Covid-19 pandemic. The 20mph limit, which will be rolled out from July, will apply to all roads apart from TfL red routes and those in the Royal Parks. […]

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New app helps drivers and vehicles get back to work

A free driver app to help employers manage the safe return of furloughed staff who normally drive for work, and their unused vehicles, following the COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown is today being launched by Driving for Better Business, the government-backed Highways England programme. It has been created to support a national campaign asking drivers if they […]

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New powers for councils to keep cyclists safe

Local authorities are being given new powers to crack down on the misuse of cycle lanes, as part of wider plans to build a ‘greener, healthier and more resilient transport network’. Announced by cycling minister Chris Heaton-Harris on 10 June, local authorities in England will be able to use CCTV to issue penalty charge notices […]

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Dash cam road safety project to be launched in Cornwall

Bodmin Moor is set to become the first part of the UK to run a unique community project to help improve road safety and reduce the number of livestock that are killed or injured on its roads each year. The Dash Camera Road Safety Project, part of the Bodmin Moor Rural Crime initiative, will involve […]

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Derbyshire police issue safety advice for motorcyclists

Police motorcycle experts have issued a new video for bikers as lockdown rules are relaxed. It says riders might not be as confident as they were before lockdown, when they may have been going on regular rides. The advice to bikers is to take it easy and to make sure they have the proper equipment. […]

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Report on police pursuits offers safety recommendations

A new report into the safety of police pursuits in London has been published, setting out a series of recommendations to reduce the associated risks. The report, which explores factors that generate pursuits and influence their safety, was authored by professor Nicola Christie, from the University College London (UCL) Centre for Transport Studies – with funding […]

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Study on distraction shows one in 12 plays games behind the wheel

A new survey for SWOV, the Dutch Institute for Road Safety Research, has shown that drivers are increasingly playing games while driving: 8.2 percent admitted to sometimes playing games while driving in 2019, up from 3 percent in a 2017 survey.   70 percent of drivers admitted to using their phone in some way while driving, […]

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Life sentence for woman in pursuit that killed motorcyclist

A drug-affected mother of four has been jailed for life in Australia after leading police on a “frightening” and “shocking” high-speed chase through Perth’s southern suburbs that ended with the death of a motorcyclist. Kylee Michelle Tiraroa Fay King, 36, pleaded guilty to murdering Jordan Thorsager, 24, who suffered fatal injuries when her car crashed […]

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Are you ready for the road?

Drivers and businesses are being urged to check that both they and their vehicles are ready for the road by a new campaign as the coronavirus lockdown eases. Driving for Better Business and Tyresafe have launched #ReadyForTheRoad, which advises how drivers can be safe on their return to the roads after a spell on the […]

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