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Saturday 3 December 2016

UK Police forces launch festive campaigns

Police forces across the UK have this week launched their annual festive campaigns in an effort to tackle the threat posed by drink and drug drivers.

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TISPOL launches road safety advent calendar

TISPOL has launched a ‘virtual road safety advent calendar’, sharing 24 short animations in the lead up to Christmas.

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Police video urges cyclists to wear reflective gear

Derbyshire Police has released a short video highlighting the importance of cyclists wearing reflective gear during the winter months.

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Child seat experts recognised for casualty reduction efforts

Julie Dagnall and Claire Waterhouse, who between them have nearly 50 years’ experience in child car seat safety, have been recognised for their efforts to reduce child in-car casualties.

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20mph limits and re-designing speed bumps key to reducing transport pollution: NICE

Health experts are calling on local authorities to introduce more 20mph speed limits in congested residential areas in an attempt to reduce air pollution.

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THINK! festive drink drive campaign utilises social media to target young men

The 2016 THINK! Christmas drink drive campaign launches today (1 Dec), specifically targeting young males on the back of figures which show they account for almost two thirds (62%) of drink drivers killed on roads across the country.

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New funding a ‘major step’ towards Government’s zero emission vehicle target

The Government has pledged a further £290m to support the development of low emission vehicles, in particular buses and taxis.

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RSOs ‘ducking the issue’ of children and independent travel

A leading social researcher has suggested that road safety professionals could be doing more to encourage independent travel by children, rather than ‘ducking the issue’.

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Festive drink drive campaign is backed by bereaved mum

Road Safety GB North East has today (30 Nov) launched a seasonal drink and drug drive campaign which encourages festive partygoers to leave the car keys at home.

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THINK! launches new interactive Country Roads graphic

The THINK! team has launched an interactive 360 degree image of a crash as part of the latest phase of the autumn 2016 Country Roads campaign.

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