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Thursday 27 July 2017

Children gain understanding of local speed limits

Children in Hackney have taken part in the borough’s first Junior Community Road Watch.

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London: plain clothed officers to ensure drivers obey rules of the road

Plain clothed police officers in London are to ride unmarked bicycles as part of a new tactic to deal with the offences that ‘most deter people from cycling’.

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Rise in police vehicle pursuit-related deaths ‘deeply worrying’

New figures from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) have highlighted a ‘sharp increase’ in the number of vehicle pursuit-related deaths for the year ending March 2017.

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Merseyside latest partnership to launch close pass initiative

Merseyside has become the latest area where a ‘close pass’ initiative has been introduced in order to better protect the region’s cyclists.

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Highway Code stopping distances should be increased - Brake

Stopping distances in the UK Highway Code should be increased because driver thinking time has been underestimated, according to the road safety charity Brake.

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Long distance driving ‘steadily reduces intelligence’, study finds

A new study suggests that driving for more than two hours a day has an adverse effect on mental capacity. (The Sunday Times)

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Report findings 'strengthen the case for investment in cycling': Sustrans

A new report has found that the Government’s Cycling City and Towns programme, which ran between 2008-2011, resulted in increased levels of cycling in all 12 participating cities and towns.

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Croydon to trial school pedestrian zones

Pedestrian zones will be introduced at three schools in Croydon as part of a six-month trial designed to encourage parents and children to walk more.

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Drivers encouraged to ‘tow the line’ this summer

With the school holidays approaching, the Driver and Vehicles Standards Agency (DVSA) is urging drivers to make sure their trailers are safe.

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LATEST: Number of 90-year-old drivers reaches 100k for the first time

ALSO: New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK & Injury Prevention Day to focus on safer driving practices

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