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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Birmingham unveils new ‘Safe Systems’ strategy

A new road safety strategy for Birmingham has been developed which focuses on the three issues of safer roads, safer people and safer vehicles.

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Highways England launches ‘rain kills’ campaign

Highways England has launched a new campaign urging drivers to slow down when it’s raining, on the back of data showing that road users are 30 times more likely to be killed or seriously injured in rain than in snow.

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Government moves to toughen penalties for drivers who kill

The Ministry of Justice has announced a consultation on proposals to increase penalties for drivers who kill while driving dangerously, carelessly or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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THINK! festive drink drive campaign utilises social media to target young men

The 2016 THINK! Christmas drink drive campaign launches today (1 Dec), specifically targeting young males on the back of figures which show they account for almost two thirds (62%) of drink drivers killed on roads across the country.

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THINK! launches new interactive Country Roads graphic

The THINK! team has launched an interactive 360 degree image of a crash as part of the latest phase of the autumn 2016 Country Roads campaign.

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UK Police forces launch festive campaigns

Police forces across the UK have this week launched their annual festive campaigns in an effort to tackle the threat posed by drink and drug drivers.

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20mph limits and re-designing speed bumps key to reducing transport pollution: NICE

Health experts are calling on local authorities to introduce more 20mph speed limits in congested residential areas in an attempt to reduce air pollution.

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RSOs ‘ducking the issue’ of children and independent travel

A leading social researcher has suggested that road safety professionals could be doing more to encourage independent travel by children, rather than ‘ducking the issue’.

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‘Nudge unit’ to present at YDF 2017

Delegates at the 2017 Young Driver Focus conference will hear how behavioural insights can be used to improve road safety.

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Campaign seeks to help drivers 'tow safe'

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has launched a new campaign urging drivers who tow a trailer to carry out basic safety checks.

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