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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Local authorities acclaimed with national awards

Three local authorities were among the organisations recognised for ‘making a real difference to transport across the UK’ at the 2017 National Transport Awards.

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Open day to drive home road safety to young people

Young road users in Kent are being encouraged to visit a purpose built road safety centre to learn about the importance of staying safe at the wheel.

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Question Time 2017 – line up now complete

The line up for Question Time at National Conference 2017 includes the justice manager for a national charity for road crash victims and a lawyer who uses ‘legal loopholes’ to keep his clients driving.

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GEM calls for increase in penalties for seatbelt offences

The road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is calling on the Government to increase the penalty for drivers and passengers who do not wear a seatbelt.

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Government confirms life sentences for 'killer' drivers

The Government has confirmed that drivers who cause death by speeding, racing, or using a mobile phone could face sentences equivalent to manslaughter, with maximum penalties raised from 14 years to life.

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Scotland: road deaths rise by 14% in 2016

New statistics show that 191 people were killed in reported road accidents in Scotland during 2016, a year-on-year rise of 14%.

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New web-based tool provides evidence to support decision making

Researchers have developed a new web-based tool to assist road safety stakeholders in their evidence based decision making.

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New smart crossing a ‘world-first piece of technology’

A new ‘smart’ road crossing, which can automatically differentiate between vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, has been unveiled. (The Telegraph)

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Driverless cars one step closer - or still more questions than answers?

Autonomous vehicles have moved ‘one step closer’ according to the Transport Research Laboratory, while in contrast a recent conference concluded that the technology is still generating ‘more questions than answers’.

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LATEST: MEPs call for new car safety tech to be fitted as standard

ALSO: Glasgow’s low-emission zone to go live by end of 2018

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