Road Safety News
Wednesday 23 August 2017

New programme sets out to ‘change attitudes’ to road safety

A new programme has been launched in a bid to improve the safety of pre-drivers and newly qualified young drivers by presenting road safety in a ‘contemporary and informative’ way.

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FOI confirms ‘long term trend towards increased levels of speeding’: RAC

More than 2.25 million speeding tickets were issued by UK police during 2016, according to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to UK police forces. (RAC news)

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IAM RoadSmart issues dashcam warning

IAM RoadSmart has warned that the increased use of dashcams may not result in more prosecutions for dangerous driving - and may also lead to fewer visible traffic patrols, with officers assigned to desk duty to review dashcam footage.

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NICE calls for improved infrastructure for those with limited mobility

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is urging councils to make it as easy as possible for people with limited mobility to be more active.

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Thousands caught during summer drink/drug drive campaign

More than 3,500 drivers were caught drink or drug driving during a recent month long campaign in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Speed the focus of week-long European campaign

Police officers across the UK are participating in a week-long speed enforcement operation which got underway yesterday (21 August).

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New report reveals extent of congestion ‘crisis’

The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling on the Government to develop a 'congestion strategy’, after a new report revealed the extent of the UK’s congestion ‘crisis’.

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Essex Police appeals for footage of illegal car racing events

Essex Police is calling on local residents to submit footage of illegal car racing events to help them identify offenders.

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‘Operation Snap’ to run across Wales

All four police forces in Wales are to start using dashcam footage submitted by the public to investigate driving offences, following a pilot scheme by North Wales Police.

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Coalition calls for ’urgent action’ to improve vehicle safety standards

A coalition of transport and road safety organisations is calling on the UK Government to pledge its support for European Commission plans to improve new vehicle safety standards.

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