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THINK! delivers team talk to young drivers

THINK! has teamed up with Radio One DJ Chris Stark and the County Football Association to deliver a passionate team talk to young drivers. The team talk forms part of […]

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Cut the clutter on pavements, says Living Streets

Living Streets is calling for action to cut pavement clutter, slow traffic speeds and make crossings safer so that more people can enjoy walking. Statistics published by the DfT show […]

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Improvements made to truck safety in London

TfL says an initiative to protect vulnerable road users in London from the most dangerous heavy goods vehicles has “saved lives and improved road safety from day one”. Under the […]

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Cycle hire scheme launches successfully in Birmingham

Figures show people in Birmingham are taking almost 500 rides a day on the city’s newly-launched hire bikes. The West Midlands Cycle Hire scheme, managed by Transport for West Midlands […]

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Police embark on summer-long safety crackdown in Sussex

Motorists in Sussex are being told to expect a heightened police presence every weekend throughout the summer, as part of efforts to improve road safety on the county’s roads. Over […]

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Results of annual UK cycle helmet safety tests published

The Road Safety Trust has published the findings of its annual cycle helmet safety tests, with three helmets awarded a ‘recommended’ label. Since 2019, The Road Safety Trust has funded […]

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Pedestrian priority introduced at crossings in London

TfL has announced that 18 pedestrian crossings will be programmed to show a continuous green signal to pedestrians, until traffic approaches, to prioritise people walking. The ‘Green Person Authority’ traffic […]

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DVSA to increase trailer and caravan safety checks

Drivers are being urged to carry out simple trailer and caravan safety checks as the DVSA increases roadside stops over the next few weeks. As travel restrictions ease, the DVSA […]

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Police in South West to assist CSW teams

Police officers will be deployed with Community Speed Watch teams in Devon and Cornwall to allow the groups to issue on-the-spot fines and report drivers who are caught breaking the […]

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Andy Cox receives UKROED award at end of epic run

We send our congratulations to Det Ch Supt Andy Cox, who completed a 200km (124-mile) run from London to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to raise money for a […]

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Government moves to extend rental e-scooter trials

The Government has extended its official trials of rental e-scooters until March 2022, it has been reported. The trials, which started in July 2020, are designed to help the Government […]

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Speed compliance fell during recent lockdown

The percentage of cars exceeding the speed limit rose on all road types during the first quarter of 2021 – but remained lower than during the first national lockdown. That’s […]

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Young Driver Focus 2021 report features Road Safety Trust

Although the Young Driver Focus event scheduled to be held in London this year has had to be postponed, the organisers have decided to share some excellent content in their […]

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Intervention tackles root cause of driving offences

A multi-agency initiative is seeking to improve road safety in West Mercia by tackling the root causes of risky driving behaviours. #MORSE is a driver intervention programme led by YSS […]

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UKROEd honours seven winners in its 2020 Awards event

UKROEd would like to congratulate the seven people who have today received awards for their outstanding contribution to road safety. The awards event took place before a virtual audience of […]

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Motorcyclists in Somerset encouraged to ‘raise your ride’

Somerset County Council has launched a new initiative for motorcyclists, in a bid to raise awareness and demonstrate the value of advanced riding techniques. Raise Your Ride, delivered in partnership […]

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Riders and drivers welcome social media safety campaign

A social media campaign highlighting the most common causes of collisions involving motorcyclists has proven popular among riders and drivers alike. The 3D Know the Dangers campaign, devised by the […]

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Highways England trials ‘anti-ageing cream’ for roads

Highways England is trialing a new type of material for resurfacing roads which aims to help them last ‘significantly’ longer and reduce the need for roadworks. A section of dual […]

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Government makes record £18 million Bikeability investment

The Government has announced £18 million in funding for the Bikeability cycle training scheme, as it looks to ensure children and their families ‘have the confidence to choose active travel’. […]

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Warwickshire Police raise awareness of e-scooter legislation

Warwickshire Police is raising awareness of the law on privately owned e-scooters – amid concerns over their illegal use on public roads, cycle lanes and pavements. Under Government regulations, e-scooters […]

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