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The UKROEd 2021 National Conference begins today

We’re excited to be at the Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport ahead of the UKROEd 2021 National Conference. It will be a great pleasure to catch up with so many […]

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Government told to ‘make up its mind’ on e-scooters

A road safety group is calling for the Government to ‘make up its mind now’ on whether e-scooters have a role to play in the future transport mix. The plea […]

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DfT confirms casualty statistics for 2020

The DfT has published figures confirming there was a 17% fall in the number of road fatalities during 2020 – a trend which can be associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. […]

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Brake publishes Road Safety Week pack

The Road Safety Week action pack is now available for road safety professionals, as well as schools and other organisations, to download. Established by Brake more than 20 years ago, […]

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DfT publishes latest e-scooter casualty figures

New figures show there were 484 casualties in collisions involving e-scooters in 2020, of which 384 were e-scooters users. The figures, published by the DfT on 30 September, cover both […]

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Safer roads campaign encourages drivers to slow down

The real-life impact of traffic collisions is laid bare in a hard-hitting campaign featuring bereaved parents and emergency services staff. As part of the ‘It’s Time’ campaign, the Safer Roads […]

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DfT seeks ADIs for cycling study

The DfT is still looking for approved driving instructors (ADIs) to take part in a study designed to improve understanding and cooperation between people who drive and people who cycle. […]

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VR headsets could enhance screen-based hazard perception training

Using virtual reality (VR) headsets in driver hazard perception is just as good as, and in some conditions better than, single screen tests at differentiating between safe and less-safe drivers, […]

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TfGM Safer Roads Campaign

September 2021 TfGM Safer Roads campaign encourages drivers to slow down and save lives On average, 681 people have been killed or seriously injured on Greater Manchester’s roads each year over the last five years.  Last […]

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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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