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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 2016, the Direct Vision Standard aims to tackle road danger at its source by minimising blind spots on HGVs. Under the standard, HGVs are categorised […]

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School Crossing Patrols recognised in Road Safety Wales Awards

Five long-serving school crossing patrollers (SCPs) are among the eight winners of the latest Road Safety Wales Awards. The Awards recognise individuals, groups and organisations who have made ‘a real commitment to road safety, above and beyond what would normally be expected of them’. Winners would traditionally be invited to the annual Road Safety Wales […]

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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 fourth quarter RAC breakdowns shows there were 1,461 call-outs for damaged shock absorbers, broken suspension springs and distorted wheels. While the figure is down significantly […]

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Transport for London launches new Vision Zero dashboard

TfL has unveiled a new online data platform, which it says presents collision data in a more accessible and easier to interpret format. The Vision Zero Dashboard visualises TfL’s published collision statistics, allowing users to filter based on fields such as injury severity, location, date/time and by mode. At present, the new dashboard shows collision […]

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Northern Ireland 2020 fatality statistics ‘disheartening’

Northern Ireland’s infrastructure minister, Nichola Mallon, says it is disheartening that reduced traffic levels during 2020 – as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic – did not result in a fall in road casualties. Provisional figures show there were 56 road deaths in Northern Ireland during 2020 – the same number as in 2019. The […]

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Tailgating drivers to receive warning letters in new trial

Highways England is trialling the use of new cameras to clamp down on tailgating, an offence it says is a factor in around one in eight casualties on England’s motorways and major A roads. The cameras are designed to make drivers “aware of their behaviour” and have been trialled on the M1 in Northamptonshire since […]

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OBE for UKROEd Chief Executive Ruth Purdie in New Year Honours

We are delighted to announce that our Chief Executive Ruth Purdie has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours 2021. Ruth served as a police officer for 30 years. She rose to the rank of Chief Superintendent with North Wales Police, before her appointment in 2010 to Assistant Chief Constable in Cheshire […]

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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 public to send in their footage of driving offences such as speeding or dangerous driving. It is a police response to the increasing submissions of video […]

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Safety warning as winter weather continues

Safety groups are urging motorists to take extra care as winter weather continues for the next few days. Road journeys are more difficult and treacherous when there is a fall of snow. Road safety organisations are encouraging drivers to make good use of some simple safety tips in order to reduce the chance of risk, […]

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Road Safety Week survey highlights issue of excessive speeding

Brake says there is no excuse for breaking the speed limit, on the back of a survey in which approximately a fifth of drivers admitted to travelling at more than 100mph on a public road. The survey findings, which garnered the views of more than 2,000 UK drivers, have been released to mark the start […]

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