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TRL highlights gig-economy road safety concerns

Since the first COVID-19 lockdown, there has been a growing army of gig-economy workers delivering takeaway food and shopping parcels. With 2018 UCL research highlighting how the gig-economy model of […]

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20mph speed limits top bill for Global Road Safety Week

The 6th UN Global Road Safety Week, which takes place in May, will promote 20mph speed limits as the norm for cities worldwide. UN Global Road Safety Week is organised […]

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Road Safety Trust makes new awards

The Road Safety Trust has awarded approximately £300k of funding to eight UK organisations to explore changing road use and emerging road safety issues as a result of the Covid-19 […]

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New truck safety scheme goes live

Enforcement of an initiative to protect vulnerable road users in London from the most dangerous trucks is under way – in a move described as a “major step” towards the […]

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Better understanding of distraction risks needed – TRL

TRL is calling for further research into distracted driving to address fundamental flaws in existing legislation. This comes off the back of promising news that the Department for Transport (DfT) […]

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RAC calls dashcams ‘a game changer’ in enforcement

Nearly 90 dashcam video recordings of alleged motoring offences were submitted to police forces every day in 2019, according to data analysed by the RAC. A total of 32,370 pieces […]

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How will the future UK-EU relationship impact road safety?

The transition period is over and a deal has been done. What will the implications be for road safety regulation and cooperation now that the UK has left the EU […]

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Enforcement of ‘world-leading’ HGV safety standard to begin

Enforcement of an initiative to protect vulnerable road users in London from the ‘most dangerous’ heavy goods vehicles will get underway on 1 March, TfL has announced. First announced in […]

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Government ‘must recognise the significance’ of local roads

The RAC says there are still ‘far too many poorly maintained roads’, after revealing it attended nearly 1,500 pothole-related breakdowns in the last three months of 2020. An analysis of […]

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Police encourage drivers to ‘think twice’ about breaking the law

Hundreds of drivers have responded to a Gwent Police call to arms to clamp down on irresponsible and dangerous driving. Operation Snap is a Wales-wide scheme encouraging members of the […]

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