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New Highway Code to make roads ‘even safer’

New rules to improve safety on England’s motorways and high-speed come into effect today in a ‘major update’ to The Highway Code. More than 3,200 people and organisations took part […]

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Project Edward launches its week of action today

SAFE ROAD SPEEDS AND “SAFE SYSTEM” GET NATIONAL FOCUS PROJECT EDWARD: 13-17 September • Police forces across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland take part in first National Safe Speeds […]

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THINK! relaunches young drink driver campaign

THINK! is bringing back its ‘Pint Block’ campaign to help spread the message among young male drivers that ‘a mate doesn’t let a mate drink drive’. First launched in December […]

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CC Jo Shiner compliments UKROEd in podcast episode

The new NPCC road policing portfolio CC Jo Shiner has praised UKROEd and the opportunity its courses offer for long-term behaviour change. Speaking in an episode of the Project Edward […]

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New walking and cycling guidance for local authorities

Local authorities have been issued with guidance to support them in making it easier for people to walk and cycle to work. The 60-page publication, titled ‘Moment for Change’, has […]

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Brake publishes self-driving car ‘myth busters’

The road safety charity Brake is setting out to dispel some of the ‘myths and misconceptions’ surrounding self-driving vehicles. Brake says research suggests more than one in three (36%) people […]

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Traffic commissioners ‘play a key role in road safety’

Local authorities are being encouraged to have their say on the role of traffic commissioners, as the DfT seeks to ensure the function is ‘fit for the future’. The eight […]

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Research helps authorities manage skid resistance on local roads

Research funded by the Road Safety Trust into the relationship between skid resistance and collision risk for a typical local authority road network will provide ‘improved outcomes’ for road users […]

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New enforcement cameras ‘to cut road danger and congestion’

TfL says the introduction of at least 50 new enforcement cameras – to enforce civil traffic rules at junctions – will play ‘a vital part’ in helping to meet its […]

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Funding to make walking and cycling more accessible to all

More than £500,000 of funding has been made available for community and not-for-profit groups in London to encourage people of all backgrounds to walk and cycle. The funding is available […]

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Rise in newly qualified drivers losing their licence

The number of newly qualified drivers losing their driving licence within the first two years of passing their test has risen by nearly 50% in recent years, new analysis shows. […]

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New portal provides updates on Op SNAP submissions

A new portal has been launched to enable those who submit footage of driving offences in Wales to access an update on the status of their submission. Since 2017, people […]

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TRL Research

As you prepare to complete an educational course – We are currently carrying out an independent evaluation of some NDORS courses and are looking for participants for the study. Participants will […]

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Making 20mph the default speed limit in Wales “a bold step”

The Welsh Government has made plans to reduce the national default speed limit from 30mph to 20mph on residential roads and busy pedestrian streets a legislative priority for this year. […]

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40 years of seatbelt wearing saves lives

On this day 40 years ago, history was made when the UK Parliament passed legislation to make seatbelt wearing compulsory where fitted in the front of cars. It was opposed […]

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Police forces step up efforts to detect speeding drivers

Police forces across the country are supporting a National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) campaign to crack down on speeding drivers. In Hertfordshire, officers will be patrolling the county’s roads utilising […]

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‘Greenprint’ sets out pathway to net zero transport

The Government’s newly-published ‘greenprint’ to decarbonise all modes of domestic transport by 2050 features a commitment to deliver the prime minister’s ‘bold’ plans for cycling and walking. Announced in July […]

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Survey shows support for 20mph zones

A new survey from IAM RoadSmart suggests that support for reducing the speed limit on all urban roads to 20mph has increased in recent years. Nearly half (44%) of respondents […]

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Northern Ireland tackles drink-drive reoffending

The Northern Irish Government has announced a change to legislation which will automatically offer those convicted of drink drive offences the opportunity to undertake rehabilitation training. The move, announced by […]

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Highway Code changes for clearer motorway driving guidance

The Highway Code will be updated later this year to help road users better understand how motorways and major A-roads operate. The new guidance has been provided by Highways England […]

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