Road safety news in brief: 9-13 November
A recap of the road safety news in brief from the week commencing 9 November.
FRIDAY 13 NOVEMBER
13 Nov: 16.30
National Conference to take place next week
The Road Safety National Conference takes place at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, next Tuesday and Wednesday.
13 Nov: 09.00
Stats reveal rise in motor vehicle traffic
DfT stats have shown that motor vehicle traffic in Great Britain has increased by 2.2% in the year ending September 2015, rising for the tenth quarter in succession.
THURSDAY 12 NOVEMBER
12 Nov: 16.00
Driving test examiners to go on strike
Driving test examiners have overwhelmingly voted in favour of industrial measures in protest against new terms which they claim will result in longer hours.
12 Nov: 10.45
Highways England reveals top 10 strangest spills to delay motorway journeys
Days after 24 tonnes of lard closed the M11 for 24 hours, Highways England reveals the strangest items ever spilled on its roads.
WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER
11 Nov: 11.30
Report reveals safest lease cars
Using Euro NCAP’s crash test data, Contract Hire and Leasing have highlighted the safest cars available to lease right now in the build up to Road Safety Week.
11 Nov: 09.00
TfL publishes latest bus safety statistics
Between the months of July and September, 1,491 people were injured in incidents involving buses, compared with 1506 in quarter 2 (April to June).
TUESDAY 10 NOVEMBER
10 Nov: 11.45
Longer commutes for nation's workers
More than three million people now spend more than two hours travelling to and from work every day, according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC), up 72% compared to a decade ago.
10 Nov 09.30
Remembrance service for those killed on the roads
At 3pm on Sunday 15 November a Service of Remembrance will be held at St Pauls Church, Bedford in memory of all people killed on the roads of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.
MONDAY 09 NOVEMBER
09 Nov: 14.15
GEM: Avoid a winter breakdown in five easy steps
GEM Motoring Assist is offering simple tips for drivers to ensure trouble-free journeys this winter.
09 Nov: 10.30
192mph speeder jailed
A man who filmed himself driving high speed cars on county roads at speeds of up to 192mph, has been jailed for two years and four months.
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AROUND THE WEB
In the fast lane
For the Volvo Group, managing speed is one of the basics of traffic safety, but there’s more to it than just staying within the speed limits.
Mobile phone penalties double - but will it be an effective deterrent?
Edward Seaman, assistant editor of Road Safety News, reviews the change in legislation and its potential to influence behaviour.
The driving test trial
The findings of a DVSA trial, conducted with the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), released to coincide with the new driving test changes.
Highways England's vehicle checks campaign
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