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Saturday 23 September 2017

Government launches ‘urgent review’ into cycle safety

The Government has launched a review to consider whether a new offence equivalent to causing death by careless or dangerous driving should be introduced for cyclists.

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DVSA set out new measures to tackle fatigue among commercial drivers

DVSA traffic examiners are to be given new powers to issue on-the-spot fines to lorry, bus or coach drivers who drive tired.

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Aviva ad banned for encouraging ‘dangerous and irresponsible’ driving

An advertising campaign which set out to share the message that no-one should have to pay for other people’s bad driving, has itself been pulled for encouraging ‘dangerous and irresponsible driving’.

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School pollution report highlights need to tackle vehicle emissions

The authorities must undertake ‘serious and coordinated action’ to protect the most vulnerable school children in London from air pollution, a new report has concluded.

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National Conference: session will focus on behavioural change techniques

Delegates at the 2017 National Road Safety Conference will hear experts discuss behavioural change techniques (BCTs), and how they can be deployed in road safety interventions.

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Safety concerns raised as DfT announces more cars to be MOT exempt

The Government is to proceed with plans to exempt vehicles constructed, or first registered, more than 40 years ago from MOT testing - despite 56% of respondents to a consultation opposing the idea.

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Project EDWARD 2017 trends on Twitter

Road safety professionals across the UK - and Europe - marked Project EDWARD 2017 with a host of events and initiatives.

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Mobile phones - drivers are refusing to quit: RAC

A new survey by the RAC suggests that as many as 9m drivers could still be using their mobile phones at the wheel, despite the introduction of tougher penalties.

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Road Safety Wales resurrects road safety calendar

A road safety calendar designed mainly for use in schools has been produced by Road Safety Wales.

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Uber denied new licence to operate in London

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that Uber will not be issued with a new private hire operator licence after the expiry of its current licence on 30 September.

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