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Tue 29 July 2014

DfT provides £500k to support car clubs

The DfT is to provide £500,000 funding to support two pilot programmes which will promote much wider access to car clubs. Read more...

Britons taking risks with vehicles when travelling abroad: IAM

More than a quarter of those who take a car or motorbike into Europe on holiday will do so without having their vehicle checked or serviced, according to a survey by the IAM. Read more...

ACPO lead ‘disappointed’ with summer drink drive figures

ACPO’s lead for roads policing has admitted she is ‘disappointed’ with the results of the recent summer drink drive campaign. Read more...

Speed limit for HGVs to increase

The Government is proposing to increase the national speed limit for heavy goods vehicles of more than 7.5 tonnes on single carriageways from 40mph to 50mph. Read more...

Compulsory helmet wearing will prevent injuries to cyclists: TRL

New legislation requiring the wearing of cycle helmets in Jersey “will prevent head and brain injuries”, according to a new report by TRL. Read more...

Drivers urged: don't treat country roads like racetracks

A 'huge proportion' of drivers treat country roads 'like racetracks', according to Brake, the road safety charity. Read more...

Taster session will look at working with the media

The fringe programme at the National Road Safety Conference in November will include a practical taster session looking at how road safety officers might engage with the media. Read more...

Cycling project meets objectives

A multi strand cycling project developed by road safety teams in the Yorkshire and Humber region has met its objectives, according to evaluation carried out in accordance with the E-Valu-It toolkit. Read more...

Prince Michael Awards – deadline looms

Road safety teams and other stakeholders are reminded that the closing date for nominations for the 2014 Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards is Monday 4 August. Read more...

Partnership claims success with maintenance awareness campaign

A campaign to raise awareness of the importance of vehicle maintenance achieved its aim, according to evaluation conducted as part of the campaign. Read more...

Brake condemns HGV speed limit increase

Brake, the road safety charity, has expressed “serious concerns” about plans announced yesterday (24 July) to raise the speed limit for lorries on single carriageway roads to 50mph. Read more...

Students praise free driving course

Students from a school in Bath and North East Somerset have praised a free driving awareness session being delivered on behalf of Avon and Somerset Police. Read more...

DVLA to extend licence period for drivers with medical conditions

DVLA is proposing to increase the maximum period for which it can issue a license for drivers with medical conditions from three to 10 years. Read more...

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