Children in Hackney have taken part in the borough’s first Junior Community Road Watch.
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’.
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.
Merseyside has become the latest area where a ‘close pass’ initiative has been introduced in order to better protect the region’s cyclists.
Stopping distances in the UK Highway Code should be increased because driver thinking time has been underestimated, according to the road safety charity Brake.
A new study suggests that driving for more than two hours a day has an adverse effect on mental capacity. (The Sunday Times)
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.
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.
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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