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Road Safety Trust under the spotlight in podcast

In the latest episode of the RSGB Talk podcast, host Nick Rawlings is joined by Sally Lines OBE and Louise Palomino to discuss the funding provided by the Road Safety Trust. The Road Safety Trust is the largest independent road safety grant giver in the UK and funds research and practical interventions committed to reducing […]

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Government considers automated driving

The Government is considering a move to permit the use of an automated system that is capable of taking control of a vehicle travelling at low speeds on a motorway. When activated, the Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS) keeps a vehicle within its lane, controlling movements for extended periods of time without the driver needing […]

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New funding announced by Road Safety Trust

The Road Safety Trust has announced a new £300k funding stream for charities, local authorities and community groups. The Small Grants Plus Programme replaces the Small Grants Programme, which was suspended in March 2020, and is open to applications from 15 September. The programme has been modified to encourage applications that respond to changing road […]

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MOT extension data shows cause for concern

The Government is being urged to do more to persuade drivers to book an MOT immediately in the interests of road safety and fears testing stations could become overwhelmed. Vehicles were granted the six-month exemption from the MOT test in March, when the lockdown was introduced to slow the spread of coronavirus. That exemption ended […]

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MPs to discuss graduated driver licensing

Graduated driver licensing will again be discussed by MPs next month, as part of an inquiry into young and novice driver safety. GDL is a scheme which places restrictions on new drivers, such as not being able to drive at night – or not driving with passengers under a certain age in the car. Its […]

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New survey highlights importance of checks for truck drivers

According to a new survey, 39.3% of HGV drivers carry out no walkaround vehicle checks. Furthermore, 15.8% stated that they rarely complete checks. The survey compiled feedback from more than 500 UK and Ireland-based drivers. As a vital method of monitoring vehicle condition, only 29.4% of drivers claimed to always carry out checks, while 15.5% “usually […]

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New online motorcycle training to improve road safety

A free online training course has been launched for moped and motorcycle riders to complete before taking their CBT course. Ridefree has been developed on the back of an award-winning project to help the Government look at how to deliver motorcycle training. The project, carried out by the DVSA, Highways England and other partners including […]

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