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Wednesday 29 July 2015

Switching off street lights does not affect safety

Switching off street lights at night has had no adverse effect on road casualties, public health or crime levels, according to a new study by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

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‘Encouraging’ stats since introduction of A9 average speed cameras

Data for the first nine months since the introduction of an average speed camera system on the A9 in Scotland shows ‘improved driver behaviour’ and ‘encouraging’ casualty statistics, according to the A9 Safety Group.

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High demand means second print run for Young Driver’s Guide

FirstCar says that due to ‘high demand’ a second print run of the 2015 edition of the Young Driver’s Guide will be available in mid-September - with a discounted rate for road safety teams who pre-order.

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Ealing opts for borough-wide 20mph limit

Ealing Council has agreed to the introduction of a new urban speed limit policy which would establish a 20mph speed limit in residential areas and town centres.

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Collision analysts’ report published

A report summarising the views, experiences and aspirations of more than 100 road collision analysts has been published on the Road Safety Analysis and Road Safety Knowledge Centre websites.

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High-mileage drivers dismissive of cameras

High-mileage drivers are more likely than those who drive fewer miles to think speed cameras have ‘little or no influence’ in reducing the numbers of casualties, according to a paper published by the IAM.

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The challenges of outsourcing road safety

A presentation at the 2015 National Road Safety Conference will consider the benefits and challenges of outsourcing road safety services.

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