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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 Capital’s Vision Zero aims. First announced back in 2016, the Direct Vision Standard aims to tackle road danger at its source by minimising blind spots […]

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Speeding ‘less acceptable’ than five years ago, suggests survey

The findings of a new survey show ‘positive long-term trends’ in relation to speeding behaviour – with motorists now considering it less acceptable than five years ago. The survey forms part of IAM RoadSmart’s annual Safety Culture Report, which tracks drivers’ changing attitudes to key road safety issues over time. Out of the 2,000 motorists […]

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British Horse Society makes plea to drivers

The British Horse Society (BHS)  is urging drivers to be careful when passing horses on the road, after a spate of recent incidents. The four incidents, which took place in Cumbria, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Leicestershire, all occurred during daylight hours – and involved the car driving straight into the back of the horse. All four […]

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UK exceeds 20,000 EV charging points

The number of electric vehicle charging points available publicly in the UK rose by a quarter in 2020 – although the Government concedes an ‘uneven geographical distribution’ still exists. The figures, published earlier this month, show as of 4 January 2021 there were 20,775 electric vehicle charging devices in the UK. This figure is 7% […]

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Drivers needed for university research project

Loughborough University is looking for car drivers to test the next generation of motoring technology – as part of a European road safety project. The i-DREAMS consortium has developed technology which monitors driving style and the surrounding environment to determine if a driver is ‘within acceptable boundaries of safe operation for the current conditions’. 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) are looking to close a technical gap in the current mobile phone law whereby interactive communication functions are covered but standalone functions are not. The […]

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Drink-drive deaths climb to 10-year high

Provisional estimates suggest the number of drink-drive related deaths in Great Britain rose to a 10-year high in 2019. The figures show between 240 and 320 people were killed in collisions where at least one driver was over the drink-drive limit – leading the DfT to produce a central estimate of 280 deaths. The provisional […]

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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 of footage were received in 2019 by the 24 police forces that accept video evidence of driving offences from members of the public, double the […]

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Police forces begin mobile phone crackdown today

Police forces across the UK will be stepping up efforts to deter drivers from using a mobile phone in the coming weeks, as part of a nationwide campaign. The campaign is being coordinated by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) – and runs from today (8 February) to 21 February. This year’s campaign is particularly […]

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Dave Jones appointed to permanent role as COO at UKROEd  

UKROEd has appointed Dave Jones to the permanent role of Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Dave has served as interim Chief Operating Officer since the beginning of 2020. He will continue to support Chief Executive Officer Ruth Purdie OBE as well as leading the day-to-day operational and administrative functions of the business. UKROEd Chair Suzette […]

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