Road safety news in brief: 15-19 February
THURSDAY 18 FEBRUARY
18 Feb: 09.25
Construction about to get underway on M6 smart motorway
Highways England is upgrading a 20-mile stretch of the M6 between junctions 16 near Crewe and 19 near Knutsford to a smart motorway. Work gets underway on 26 February.
WEDNESDAY 17 FEBRUARY
17 Feb: 12.30
Twitter: Drug drivers, you've been warned!
17 Feb: 09.30
TMS confirms late availability for March and April courses
TMS Consultancy currently has limited availability for a number of courses scheduled for March and April 2016.
TUESDAY 16 FEBRUARY
16 Feb: 15.00
Call for abstracts ahead of Australasian Road Safety Conference
A call has been made for abstracts ahead of the Australasian Road Safety Conference, as the deadline is extended until 26 February.
16 Feb: 12.15
England's 10 slowest roads all in London
DfT figures have revealed the average speeds on England’s A roads during morning peak times in 2015, and all 10 of the country’s slowest roads were in the capital. (Evening Standard)
16 Feb: 09.30
Roads are 'biggest killer of adolescents' worldwide
About 115,000 young people worldwide died as a result of road collisions in 2013, shows a study based on a global health survey.
MONDAY 15 FEBRUARY
15 Feb: 12.00
Drivers 'could face towns and cities charge'
London-style congestion charges could be imposed elsewhere in the UK under plans that the EU is suggesting to meet emissions targets.
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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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