Road Safety News
Sunday 7 February 2016

DfT stats show deaths up but KSIs down - and no change in drink drive fatalities

Two sets of data released today (4 Feb) by the DfT show an increase in road deaths, but a reduction in KSIs and all casualties for the 12-months ending Sept 2015 – while the number of drink drive deaths in 2014 was the same as in 2013.

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Data Analysts’ Conference close to selling out

With the countdown to the inaugural National Data Analysts’ Conference now well underway, two further speakers have been confirmed and the event looks certain to be fully subscribed.

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Drivers could face criminal records over parking incidents

Parents who break parking regulations outside six east London primary schools could face getting a criminal record under plans from Havering Council. (BBC News)

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2016 National Conference - final batch of 'early bird' places released

With the first 50 National Conference 'early bird' places snapped up in less than 48 hours, Road Safety GB has released a further 25 places at this very special rate for Road Safety GB and Academy members.

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Business drivers ‘should get harsher punishment’ for mobile phone offences: Suzette Davenport

A leading police officer has suggested that those who drive as part of their job 'should get harsher punishment’ for using a mobile phone at the wheel (Daily Mail).

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End of the road for white lines?

White lines could be removed from busy roads across the country in an attempt to decrease the speed of motorists (Telegraph).

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Helen Mirren delivers blunt message to drink drive ‘pillocks’

Dame Helen Mirren has described people who drink-drive as a “human form of pollution” in a blunt and unorthodox advert broadcast across America during last Sunday’s Super Bowl.

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Self-driving cars' forum generates 15 questions

An online forum which ran here last week (4 Feb) generated 15 questions on a wide range of topics relating to self-driving cars. All of the questions and answers are available to read with no need to login etc.

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LATEST: National Motor Museum opens £100k road safety exhibition

A roundup of all the other latest road safety related news.

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