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Thursday 26 May 2016

Driverless cars are the future, not science fiction: Andrew Jones

Speaking at a conference in Milton Keynes today (25 May), the roads minister Andrew Jones said “driverless cars are coming, and sooner than many people expect”.

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Funding gives green light to sustainable travel projects

£21m of funding has been given to councils across the country in a bid to promote green forms of transport.

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Project EDWARD launch to be shown via Periscope

Project EDWARD will be officially unveiled today (25 May) at TISPOL’s road policing conference in Dublin, with the launch to be broadcast live via Periscope.

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Future drivers shown how ‘enjoyable driving can keep them safe’

Young people in Scotland aged 11-17 years have been given the chance to gain driving experience as part of an event hosted by IAM RoadSmart.

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Survey highlights support for new driver restrictions

35% of respondents to a new survey believe that newly qualified drivers should have their licence evoked if they break any traffic laws during their first year on the road.

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RAC data confirms falling number of roads policing officers

The number of full-time roads policing officers in England and Wales has fallen by 27% since 2010, according to data published by the RAC.

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Scottish school wins European road safety award

A scheme developed by a Scottish secondary school has picked up the ultimate accolade in the European Road Safety Charter’s (ERSC) Excellence in Road Safety Awards 2016.

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Petition calls for 1m passing distance to protect cyclists

A petition has been launched calling for a legal minimum passing distance when drivers overtake cyclists.

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LATEST: Speed limits set to be reduced to 30kmph (20mph) across Dublin

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

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