Road Safety News
Tuesday 27 June 2017

Virtual reality: negative emotions weaken levels of engagement

Research into the use of virtual reality road safety films suggests that playing on negative emotions through the use of, for example, a crash scene weakens the level of engagement and is likely to lead to participants detaching themselves.

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Welsh campaign enforces ‘important and vital’ 20mph limits

All four Welsh police forces will use a week-long enforcement campaign to highlight the ‘importance of sticking to the speed limit’ - particularly where the limit is 20mph.

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Mobile campaign reminds ‘Looks Can Kill’

A new campaign has been launched to highlight that drivers are four times more likely to crash if using a mobile phone while at the wheel.

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Consultation proposes default 20mph limit for Scotland’s urban areas

A Scottish Green Party MSP has launched a three-month consultation on a proposed ‘Safer Streets’ Member's Bill, which would lower the default speed limit in urban areas across Scotland from 30mph to 20mph.

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Sussex Police offers seasonal road safety warning

Vulnerable road users in Sussex are being urged to take extra care this summer following a spate of fatal collisions.

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Survey shows ‘overwhelming’ support for motorway driving lessons

A new RAC survey suggests an ‘overwhelming majority’ of motorists believe learner drivers should be allowed to take driving lessons on the motorway.

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DfT delays publication of 2016 casualty data

The DfT has announced that the planned release of 2016 casualty data, due on 29 June, has been postponed until 28 September 2017.

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Road deaths: UK among Europe’s slowest progressing countries

The UK is one of the European countries making the slowest progress when it comes to reducing the number of road deaths, a new report has highlighted.

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Conference speaker will make the case for independent accident investigation

The latest confirmed speaker for the 2017 National Road Safety Conference will suggest that lessons learnt from rail accident investigation could inform those tasked with reducing collisions and casualties on the UK’s roads.

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Governments need to do more on work-related road safety: ETSC

As many as four in 10 road deaths across Europe could be work-related, a new report has found.

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