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Wednesday 24 May 2017

Public health to come under the microscope at National Conference

The line-up for the ‘public health and active travel’ session of the 2017 National Road Safety Conference is complete with five speakers set to participate.

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Better cycling infrastructure needed at junctions - Sustrans Scotland

Sustrans Scotland is calling for improved cycling infrastructure at junctions on the back of research showing roundabouts and T-junctions to be the main cycle collision hotspots in Scotland.

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Mobile phone offences increase in Wales as harsher penalties come into force

New figures obtained by BBC Radio Wales show that the number of Welsh motorists caught using their mobile phones went up in March 2017, despite the introduction of harsher penalties.

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Week-long campaign will highlight benefits of PTW commuting

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) is encouraging local authorities to use Ride to Work Week 2017 as an opportunity to positively engage with riders.

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Academics using grant to develop new VR road safety app

Academics in Wales are developing a new app which uses virtual reality (VR) technology similar to that used in ‘Pokemon Go’ to help teach road safety to primary school children.

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Motorists lack awareness of emergency refuge areas on smart motorways: RAC

A new survey suggests that more than half of motorists are not familiar with emergency refuge areas (ERAs) on smart motorways.

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Campaign seeks to help Scotland ‘reap the benefits’ of walking

The people of Scotland are being challenged to leave the car at home every Wednesday as part of a new campaign.

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Operation Spartan looks to protect North Yorkshire’s cyclists

North Yorkshire Police has launched a new ‘close pass’ campaign, designed to educate drivers on the amount of room they should allow when overtaking a cyclist.

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Survey suggests new penalties not deterring mobile phone users

A recent survey suggests that despite the introduction of tougher mobile phone penalties, as many as two thirds of motorists may still be using their device at the wheel.

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LATEST: Parents given advice on keeping children safe during long car journeys

ALSO: Online guide highlights dangers of mobile phone use at the wheel & new drivers offered incentive to take survey

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