Road safety news in brief: 1-5 February
A recap of the road safety news in brief from the week commencing 1 February:
FRIDAY 05 FEBRUARY
05 Feb: 11.45
National Motor Museum opens £100k road safety exhibition
A museum known for its collection of historical cars has opened a £100,000 exhibition on the history of road safety.
THURSDAY 04 FEBRUARY
04 Feb: 15.15
Police target dangerous drivers in Bradford
Dangerous drivers in Bradford are being targeted as part of a major two-month operation, which focuses on five "hotspot" areas in the city and saw 21 offenders caught on its first day.
04 Feb: 13.45
Did you miss RSGB's self-driving cars online forum?
Road Safety GB's online forum examing self-driving cars took place this afternoon, attracting 15 questions answered in a live environment by Tyron Louw.
Click here to read the questions and answers
WEDNESDAY 03 FEBRUARY
03 Feb: 11.30
'Brutal' cyclist hit and run captured on video (BBC News)
Police say there is not enough evidence to prosecute a hit-and-run driver who accelerated into a cyclist - despite the incident being captured on video.
03 Feb: 09.15
Video: GEM encourages drivers to ensure they are comfortable
GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to do something about any aches and pains they might experience on journeys - and has released a video showing them how to do so.
TUESDAY 02 FEBRUARY
02 Feb: 13.30
East Riding’s roads get £16.7m maintenance boost
An extra £16.7 million is being provided to improve roads and stop potholes appearing across East Riding, Transport Minister Andrew Jones announced today (2 February).
02 Feb: 11.15
DVSA appoints new chief executive
Gareth Llewellyn has been appointed as the new chief cxecutive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), a role he will take over on 1 April 2016.
02 Feb: 10.00
'Save A Tenner, Save A Life' campaign launched
Following the end of 'Dry January', Don’t Be That Someone and Wheely have launched a campaign to help partygoers get home safe by offering them £10 off a cab, while giving them a chance to help save a life at the same time.
MONDAY 01 FEBRUARY
01 Feb: 12.00
Too many drivers 'unaware of basic safety measures' - Brake
New research from Brake suggests that almost two thirds of drivers (63%) don’t know the correct position a headrest should be in to help prevent serious injury in the event of a crash.
New website includes membersí portal and info on training courses etc
Apply for Corporate Membership of Road Safety GB
Road Safety campaigns, research, data and help forum
The 2017 National Road Safety Conference
For more info and to register to attend click here...
Project EDWARD - 21 September 2017
For more info click here...
AROUND THE WEB
Is this the end for the red traffic light?
Vehicle hire specialist Northgate delves into the Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory project.
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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