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Road safety news in brief: 4-8 January

Friday 15th January 2016

 A recap of the road safety news in brief from the week commencing 4 January:


FRIDAY 08 JANUARY

08 Jan: 12.00
UK vehicle crime at 20-year low
Vehicle theft and break-ins have fallen by 80% since 1993 according to a new government report, despite the fact there are eight million more vehicles on the road today. (Via RAC)
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THURSDAY 07 JANUARY

07 Jan: 15.45
Video highlights festive success of Canny taxi
A promotional video for the Canny taxi, covered on this newsfeed in December, shows how this free service helped partygoers get home safely over the festive period.

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07 Jan: 11.45
Video: How will humans react to driverless cars?
The BBC has conducted a report into the biggest unknown factor when it comes to driverless cars: the driver. It examines what drivers will do behind the wheel and assesses how quickly they can take charge again if the computer stops.
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07 Jan: 11.00
Free webinar to focus on effective publicity to promote safe travel
This free webinar by Brake on Thursday 28 January will explore how local authorities can successfully engage communities with safe, sustainable and healthy travel.
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WEDNESDAY 06 JANUARY

06 Jan: 13.30
Think you are a road safety geek?
So you think you know a lot about road safety? Take TISPOL's road safety general knowledge quiz and answer eight out of ten correctly to be entered into a prize draw.
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TUESDAY 05 JANUARY 

05 Jan: 12.30
Provisional figures highlight 15% drop in Ireland road deaths
Provisional end of year road casualty figures for Ireland in 2015 show that there were 165 fatalities on Irish roads, a 15% reduction when compared to 2014.  
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05 Jan: 09.30
RAC issues battery breakdown warning
The RAC has issued a five-point plan to help prevent motorists from being victims of breakdowns.
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MONDAY 04 JANUARY

04 Jan: 12.45
The little French car which doesn't require a licence
The voiture sans permis (VSP) is a small two-seater car that anyone aged 14 or over can take out on the road in France - with as little as four hours' experience behind the wheel.
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04 Jan: 12.00
Delhi begins car rationing to curb pollution
Authorities in the Indian capital, Delhi, have launched major restrictions on private cars to curb alarming levels of pollution.
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04 Jan: 10.30
GEM offers drivers a New Year’s Resolution to ‘make safer choices’
Road safety organisation GEM is offering drivers a simple but effective New Year’s Resolution: 'make safer choices on your journeys and you’ll be playing your part to reduce risks and save lives.'
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