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.