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Road safety news in brief: 21-25 September

Tuesday 29th September 2015

A recap of the news in brief from the week commencing 21 September.

FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

25 Sept: 10.45
Calls for quarterly checks to identify high risk vocational drivers
The ADLV (Association for Driving Licence Verification) is calling for fleet managers to make more regular checks on high risk drivers to improve road safety.
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25 Sept: 10.00
What to do if an emergency vehicle is approaching
Bedford Insurance has created a new infographic to remind road users 'what to do' when an emergency vehicle is approaching.
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THURSDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

24 Sept: 14:30
FIA president calls for greater focus on road safety 'pandemic'
President of the FIA, Jean Todt, has called for greater focus on 'tackling the invisible pandemic on our roads'.
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24 Sept: 10.45
20mph on the horizon in Glasgow
Glasgow City Council plans to roll out a 20mph scheme by March 2016 as part of its overall strategy of reducing the number of vehicles within the city centre. 
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WEDNESDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

23 Sept: 13.45
Spot checks reveal high percentage of unsafe commercial lorries
Police in Bristol say 16 out of 18 commercial vehicles stopped for spot checks in the city were not safe to be on the road.
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23 Sept 10:30
Academy represented at Emergency Services Show
Road Safety GB Academy (Stand Z233) is exhibiting at the Emergency Services Show at the NEC in Birmingham today and tomorrow (23-24 Sept).
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23 Sept: 10:00
New chief fire officer pledges to make road safety ‘key priority’
Norfolk's new chief fire officer, Roy Harold, says he will be 'focusing on educating road users' as he tries to reduce casualty rates in the county.
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TUESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

22 Sept: 14.00
Business guru calls for action to improve work related road safety
Lord Digby Jones says implementing workplace road safety is "the right thing to do" at the launch of a campaign by the TTC Group.
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22 Sept: 13.30
GEM offers tips to help blue light vehicles
GEM releases video to remind motorists on how to stay safe and legal when making room for a ‘blue light vehicle’.
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22 Sept: 11.15
Global NCAP urges faster action to apply minimum crash test standards to all new cars worldwide
As the UN prepares to reveal global goals for sustainable development, the international vehicle safety watchdog, Global NCAP, is urging faster action to apply minimum crash test standards to all new cars worldwide.
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22 Sept: 10:15
20mph on the horizon in Glasgow

Glasgow City Council plans to roll out a 20mph scheme by March 2016 as part of its overall strategy of reducing the number of vehicles within the city centre. 
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22 Sept: 09.45
Public help police apprehend drink drivers
Ross-shire police have pledged to continue to target dangerous drivers after thanking the local community for their help in tackling drink drivers.
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MONDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

21 Sept: 15.00
GEM supports smoking ban in cars carrying children
David Williams MBE, GEM chief exec, says the forthcoming ban "offers an important step in protecting the health of children".
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21 Sept 12:45
TRL commits to the next generation by joining The 5% Club
The Transport Research Laboratory has joined The 5% Club to help develop the next generation of talent in fields such as science, engineering, technology and mathematics.
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21 Sept 11:15
Schoolchildren encouraged to design road safety banners
The Road Safety Banner Competition, which closes 9 October, invites pupils aged 4-11 to create a design as part of Road Safety Week 2015 (23-29 November).
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21 Sept: 09.00
Smoking to be banned in vehicles carrying child passengers
From 1 October 2015 it will be illegal to smoke in a vehicle with anyone under 18 present in England and Wales.
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