Road safety news in brief: 15-19 February
THURSDAY 18 FEBRUARY
18 Feb: 09.25
Construction about to get underway on M6 smart motorway
Highways England is upgrading a 20-mile stretch of the M6 between junctions 16 near Crewe and 19 near Knutsford to a smart motorway. Work gets underway on 26 February.
WEDNESDAY 17 FEBRUARY
17 Feb: 12.30
Twitter: Drug drivers, you've been warned!
17 Feb: 09.30
TMS confirms late availability for March and April courses
TMS Consultancy currently has limited availability for a number of courses scheduled for March and April 2016.
TUESDAY 16 FEBRUARY
16 Feb: 15.00
Call for abstracts ahead of Australasian Road Safety Conference
A call has been made for abstracts ahead of the Australasian Road Safety Conference, as the deadline is extended until 26 February.
16 Feb: 12.15
England's 10 slowest roads all in London
DfT figures have revealed the average speeds on England’s A roads during morning peak times in 2015, and all 10 of the country’s slowest roads were in the capital. (Evening Standard)
16 Feb: 09.30
Roads are 'biggest killer of adolescents' worldwide
About 115,000 young people worldwide died as a result of road collisions in 2013, shows a study based on a global health survey.
MONDAY 15 FEBRUARY
15 Feb: 12.00
Drivers 'could face towns and cities charge'
London-style congestion charges could be imposed elsewhere in the UK under plans that the EU is suggesting to meet emissions targets.
This new video, aimed at helping older drivers to stay safe for longer, has been produced by GEM Motoring Assist.