Road Safety News
Tuesday 25 July 2017

Rise in police vehicle pursuit-related deaths ‘deeply worrying’

New figures from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) have highlighted a ‘sharp increase’ in the number of vehicle pursuit-related deaths for the year ending March 2017.

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Merseyside latest partnership to launch close pass initiative

Merseyside has become the latest area where a ‘close pass’ initiative has been introduced in order to better protect the region’s cyclists.

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Highway Code stopping distances should be increased - Brake

Stopping distances in the UK Highway Code should be increased because driver thinking time has been underestimated, according to the road safety charity Brake.

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Long distance driving ‘steadily reduces intelligence’, study finds

A new study suggests that driving for more than two hours a day has an adverse effect on mental capacity. (The Sunday Times)

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Lewisham Council's CBT training programme recognised with award

A training initiative which sets out to increase the basic road awareness and safety of young motorcyclists in Lewisham, has been recognised with the 2017 London Road Safety Award.

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Report findings 'strengthen the case for investment in cycling': Sustrans

A new report has found that the Government’s Cycling City and Towns programme, which ran between 2008-2011, resulted in increased levels of cycling in all 12 participating cities and towns.

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Croydon to trial school pedestrian zones

Pedestrian zones will be introduced at three schools in Croydon as part of a six-month trial designed to encourage parents and children to walk more.

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Drivers encouraged to ‘tow the line’ this summer

With the school holidays approaching, the Driver and Vehicles Standards Agency (DVSA) is urging drivers to make sure their trailers are safe.

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Road Safety GB invites nominations for Lynda Chalker Award

Road Safety GB is inviting nominations for the 2017 Lynda Chalker Award, which recognises individuals or organisations that have contributed significantly to road safety in the UK.

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LATEST: Injury Prevention Day to focus on safer driving practices

ALSO: BikeSafe teams up with Openroads for highways ‘extravaganza’ & research suggests UK drivers prefer European roads

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