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Road safety news in brief: 1-5 February

Friday 12th February 2016

A recap of the road safety news in brief from the week commencing 1 February:


FRIDAY 05 FEBRUARY

05 Feb: 11.45
National Motor Museum opens £100k road safety exhibition
A museum known for its collection of historical cars has opened a £100,000 exhibition on the history of road safety.
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THURSDAY 04 FEBRUARY

04 Feb: 15.15
Police target dangerous drivers in Bradford
Dangerous drivers in Bradford are being targeted as part of a major two-month operation, which focuses on five "hotspot" areas in the city and saw 21 offenders caught on its first day.
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04 Feb: 13.45
Did you miss RSGB's self-driving cars online forum?
Road Safety GB's online forum examing self-driving cars took place this afternoon, attracting 15 questions answered in a live environment by Tyron Louw.
Click here to read the questions and answers


WEDNESDAY 03 FEBRUARY

03 Feb: 11.30
'Brutal' cyclist hit and run captured on video (BBC News)
Police say there is not enough evidence to prosecute a hit-and-run driver who accelerated into a cyclist - despite the incident being captured on video.
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03 Feb: 09.15
Video: GEM encourages drivers to ensure they are comfortable
GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to do something about any aches and pains they might experience on journeys - and has released a video showing them how to do so.
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TUESDAY 02 FEBRUARY

02 Feb: 13.30
East Riding’s roads get £16.7m maintenance boost
An extra £16.7 million is being provided to improve roads and stop potholes appearing across East Riding, Transport Minister Andrew Jones announced today (2 February).
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02 Feb: 11.15
DVSA appoints new chief executive
Gareth Llewellyn has been appointed as the new chief cxecutive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), a role he will take over on 1 April 2016.
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02 Feb: 10.00
'Save A Tenner, Save A Life' campaign launched
Following the end of 'Dry January', Don’t Be That Someone and Wheely have launched a campaign to help partygoers get home safe by offering them £10 off a cab, while giving them a chance to help save a life at the same time.
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MONDAY 01 FEBRUARY

01 Feb: 12.00
Too many drivers 'unaware of basic safety measures' - Brake
New research from Brake suggests that almost two thirds of drivers (63%) don’t know the correct position a headrest should be in to help prevent serious injury in the event of a crash.
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