Road safety news in brief: 18-22 January
A recap of the road safety news in brief from the week commencing 18 January:
FRIDAY 22 JANUARY
22 Jan: 10.00
Minister: "We are reaching the ultra low emission vehicle tipping point"
Roads minister Andrew Jones hails rising ULEV sales and makes the case for better charging infrastructure.
THURSDAY 21 JANUARY
21 Jan: 14.45
IAM’s Peter Rodger becomes Honorary Life Member of AIRSO
The Institute of Advanced Motorists’ (IAM) head of driving advice, Peter Rodger (right), has been presented with an Honorary Life Membership from the Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers (AIRSO).
Read about Peter Rodger
21 Jan: 11.45
FTA publishes new edition of legal guide
The Freight Transport Association’s Yearbook of Road Transport Law has been fully updated for 2016, with the 460 page guide covering all aspects of road transport law, including operator licensing, driver licensing, weights and dimensions, construction and use and traffic regulations.
WEDNESDAY 20 JANUARY
20 Jan: 13.30
Event will focus on latest developments in cycling safety
'Promoting Cycling and Improving Road Safety for Cyclists: Challenges and Next Steps' takes place in Central London on 5 April and provides an opportunity to explore how the latest developments in cycling can be implemented, and discuss how various funding streams can be used effectively.
TMS announces details of new road safety courses
TMS Consultancy has confirmed the details of a number of road safety courses that will take place over the coming months, including a focus on road safety auditors and safety engineering.
View RSGB's calendar of courses
TUESDAY 19 JANUARY
19 Jan: 16.15
Workshop to examine challenges faced in autonomous vehicle research
The 'Research Challenge in Autonomous Vehicles and Transport' workshop, which takes place on 10 February, will bring together delegates from industry, academia, policy-making and research funding to look at the research challenges of autonomous vehicles and transport systems.
19 Jan: 15.00
Electric cars on the road to phenomenal growth
The number of new plug-in cars on Britain's roads hit an unprecedented 28,188 in 2015 (a 94% year-on-year increase), according to figures from the government and car industry-backed Go Ultra Low campaign.
19 Jan: 14.15
GEM welcomes Government plan to "get tough on killer drink and drug drivers"
GEM Motoring Assist welcomes the proposed Government plan to charge any drink and drug drivers with manslaughter if they kill someone in a crash.
MONDAY 18 JANUARY
18 Jan: 12.00
Rally legend appointed IAM ambassador to champion older drivers’ interests
Paddy Hopkirk has been appointed Mature Driver Ambassador by the IAM and will be championing the cause of the older driver for the organisation in the future.
This new video, aimed at helping older drivers to stay safe for longer, has been produced by GEM Motoring Assist.