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Sat 19 April 2014

A new solution to low visibility?

With the public apparently becoming “desensitised” to the benefits of high visibility clothing, the Glow Belt is being put forward as a “quick and simple solution to low visibility”. Read more...

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Software helps fleets reduce risk from mobile phones

New software has been launched in the UK to “enable employers to proactively promote safe and legal use of mobile devices while employees are driving at work”. Read more...

More than 10,000 new drivers had licences revoked in 2012: Newsbeat

A Freedom of Information request to the DVLA found that 10,797 drivers with less than two years' experience had their driving licences revoked in 2012, according to the BBC’s Newsbeat programme. Read more...

Motorcycle campaign tells of ‘Mike’s last ride’

A road policing inspector who tragically lost his father in a motorbike collision has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of riding while tired. Read more...

Council pioneers data analysis system in Scotland

Argyll and Bute Council has invested in a new accident management and data analysis software system to help reduce the number of casualties and serious injuries on its roads. Read more...

Partnership provides training incentive for young drivers

A motor vehicle student has been presented with a cheque for £500 to mark the launch of a reward scheme to encourage more young drivers to take part in Durham County Council’s young driver programme. Read more...

European Parliament backs safer lorries legislation

The European Parliament has voted to support revised rules on the dimensions of heavy goods vehicles that will allow for cabs with improved visibility, which is especially important for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. Read more...

Derbyshire partnership unveils biker safety initiatives

The Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership has unveiled two initiatives in a bid to reduce crashes and casualties involving motorcyclists in the county. Read more...

EU considers common design for vehicle number plates

The European Parliament is considering proposals for a common design for all EU vehicle number plates and is calling for vehicles and number plates to be fitted with 'identification tags', according to a report in the Daily Mail. Read more...

World Cup Drink drive campaign unveiled

Stennik has unveiled creative options for a drink drive related campaign for use in the FIFA World Cup in Brazil during summer 2014. Read more...

Bus drivers respond positively to horse safety session

Bus drivers in the London Borough of Havering have been reminded of the need for special care when overtaking horses on the roads. Read more...

‘Boy racers’ under the microscope

The final confirmed presentation for the Young Driver Focus conference to be held next month will examine 'boy racers' and the social reaction to their behaviour. Read more...

Network Rail publishes level crossings safety guides

Network Rail has produced a new series of guides to inform pedestrians, drivers, cyclists and horse riders on the potential dangers at level crossings, and to help them use crossings safely. Read more...

M25 becomes England’s first ‘smart motorway’

The first of two sections of the M25 to have the hard shoulder converted for use as a permanent traffic lane came into effect today (14 April). Read more...

Other news

Police force launches free driving awareness coursesApp disables drivers’ mobile phones
Could “brainy lights” help reduce cycling casualties?LGA warns against CCTV parking ban
New hazard perception DVD-ROM unveiledRoSPA publishes ETP evaluation case study
Good Egg Safety highlights “sharp increase” in dangerously fitted child car seatsMotorists unhappy with roads maintenance
RoSPA relaunches child car seats websiteGovernment withdraws foreign language options for driving test
Finalists announced for Brake's Fleet Safety Awards
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