Road safety news in brief: 16-20 November
A recap of the news in brief from the week commencing 16 November:
FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER
20 Nov: 14.15
Drivers warned of wintry conditions
Motorists are being warned to expect the first wintry weather conditions of the season, with snow and gale-force winds making driving hazardous.
20 Nov: 13.00
Child car seat recalled over safety fears
Argos has issued a product recall for three Fisher Price child car seats, due to safety concerns. The car seats have safety restraints that don't fully meet test requirements and could compromise a child's safety.
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20 Nov: 10.30
DVSA offers advice as examiners strike
The DVSA has offered drivers advice as driving examiners and vehicle examiners strike for a second day in a row.
We apologise for the lack of activity on the news in brief column; this is down to the National Road Safety Conference.
TUESDAY 17 NOVEMBER
17 Nov: 13.15
Noel Gibbons named Ireland's Road Safety Officer of the year
Noel Gibbons, road safety officer with Mayo County Council, has won the Road Safety Officer of the Year Award from the Irish road victims association.
17 Nov: 09.45
FTA says new strategy for motoring agencies must improve service
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says the Government’s consultation on a new strategy for its three motoring agencies is a positive step that recognises the challenges faced by commercial freight and fleet operators.
MONDAY 16 NOVEMBER
16 Nov: 15.45
Italian town to pay people to cycle to work
An Italian town will pay people hundreds of euros per year if they cycle to work instead of using their cars.
16 Nov: 10.15
UN vehicle safety regulations 'could save' 34,000 lives in Brazil - TRL
A new TRL research report has revealed that 34,000 Brazilian lives could be saved by 2030, if UN vehicle safety regulations were adopted and car manufacturers sought to achieve higher ratings.
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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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