Road safety news in brief: 22-26 February
A recap of the road safety news in brief from the week commencing 22 February:
FRIDAY 26 FEBRUARY
26 Feb: 15.30
Proposals for new multi-billion pound road link across the Thames
A consultation on proposals for a new multi-billion pound road link across the River Thames between Essex and Kent has received an unprecedented level of interest as it reaches its half way mark.
26 Feb: 09.45
IAM establishes new industry group to guide driver risk management
The IAM has hosted the inaugural meeting of its new Business Customer Advisory Group (BCAG), a collection of industry professionals who have come together to deliver safer and more efficient driver activities for their businesses.
THURSDAY 25 FEBRUARY
25 Feb: 15.45
January new car sales hit eight-year high
The car manufacturing industry has built on its record-breaking 2015 with a healthy start to the new year, according to official new figures.
25 Feb: 13.00
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WEDNESDAY 24 FEBRUARY
24 Feb: 13.00
Twitter: Brake gears up for annual awards
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24 Feb: 10.00
Lorry ban would 'put more vehicles on London’s roads', says FTA
The Freight Transport Association has labelled London mayoral candidate Caroline Pidgeon’s call for a peak-hour lorry ban as 'short-sighted' and claims it would put hundreds more vans on the city’s roads at the busiest time of day.
TUESDAY 23 FEBRUARY
23 Feb: 14.30
'Rogues' gallery' of roads puts Fords to the test
A new "rogues' gallery" featuring over 100 of the planet's worst road hazards has opened in Belgium and is designed to help Ford to develop and try out its latest vehicles.
MONDAY 22 FEBRUARY
22 Feb: 12.45
Twitter: Boost your skill, reduce your risk, says GEM
22 Feb: 11.00
Motorist caught driving at 111mph (BBC News)
A 26-year-old man was caught driving at 111mph during a police road safety day of action in the Falkirk area during which a further 19 motorists were charged with different offences.
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New website includes members’ portal and info on training courses etc
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The 2017 National Road Safety Conference
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Project EDWARD - 21 September 2017
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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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