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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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Road Safety Trust publishes Impact Report

The Road Safety Trust has published an Impact Report as part of its obligation as a charity to ‘demonstrate the difference it has made’. The Trust is an independent grant-giving […]

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Road casualty statistics offer insight on Covid-19 impact

Following a year impacted by Covid-19 restrictions, provisional figures for 2020 confirm an expected fall in the number of road deaths. The DfT figures, published on 24 June, show there […]

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Show drink and drug driving the red card

Motorists in the north east are being urged to show drink and drug driving the red card during Euro 2020 – with the backing of the region’s three biggest football […]

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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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