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Road safety news in brief: 8-12 February

Wednesday 17th February 2016

A recap of the road safety news in brief from the week commencing 8 February:


FRIDAY 12 FEBRUARY 

12 Feb: 14.30
Drivers have improved access to charging points: RAC Foundation
Drivers of electric vehicles in England have more charging points at their disposal than their counterparts across the UK, according to a RAC Foundation report.
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THURSDAY 11 FEBRUARY 

11 Feb: 10.45
No one loves a drunk driver
With Valentine's Day falling on a Sunday, Brake and Direct Line are urging drivers not to risk their licence for love, as one in five get behind the wheel the morning after a big night out.
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WEDNESDAY 10 FEBRUARY 

10 Feb: 15.45
DfT appoints new director of roads
Tricia Hayes has been appointed the new director general of roads, devolution and motoring, the DfT announced today (10 Feb). She will take up post in March 2016.
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10 Feb: 11.30
Legal breakthrough for Google's self-driving car (BBC)
Google's self-driving car system could soon be given the same legal definition as a human driver, paving the way for vehicles without steering wheels or pedals, according to the BBC.
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10 Feb: 10.30
Insurance company highlights importance of exchanging details after an accident
Go Compare has encouraged drivers to print out its traffic accident record to keep in their car, urging them to remember to collect all the important details in the event of an incident.
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Click here to download Go Compare's traffic accident record


TUESDAY 09 FEBRUARY 

09 Feb: 15.15
Twitter: Preperation underway for Greenwich driverless-car trials

At the end of January we brought you news of the launch of London’s first driverless ‘pods’

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09 Feb: 10.15
Conference to examine smarter travel
Smarter Travel LIVE! 2016 takes place on 17-18 March and  will focus on the developing synergies between smarter more sustainable travel and the rapidly evolving Intelligent Mobility sector. 
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MONDAY 08 FEBRUARY 

08 Feb: 15.45
Twitter: Road Safety NI encourages passengers to speak up

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08 Feb: 14.15
Britain’s first driverless vehicles set for April roll out 
Greenwich will be home to not one, but two new trials of self-driving vehicles this year, with the first from MOVE_UK to commence in April.
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08 Feb: 11.00
Campaigners meet EC president to ask for serious injury reduction target
Road safety campaigners have called on Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, to introduce a new European target to reduce serious road injuries, alongside an existing target to reduce deaths by half by 2020.
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