Road safety news in brief: 29 February- 4 March
A recap of the road safety news in brief from the week commencing 29 Feb:
FRIDAY 04 MARCH
04 Mar: 13.45
TTC Group in top 1,000 companies to inspire Britain
The TTC Group, which educates more than 330,000 road users each year, has been named as one of the top 1,000 dynamic companies “to inspire Britain”.
04 Mar: 12.00
Twitter: Are you ready to adapt to your conditions?
04 Mar: 09.45
Electric bicycles and mopeds: there are no 'grey areas'
The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) and the Bicycle Association of Great Britain (BA) have issued a joint statement voicing their concern that some sellers are 'ignoring' the rules surrounding high powered electric bicycles.
THURSDAY 03 MARCH
03 Mar: 16.00
IAM reveals 100mph speeders in 30mph zones
Five drivers have been caught travelling at more than 100mph on 30 and 40mph limit roads in England, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).
03 Mar: 11.00
Cold front warning for drivers (RAC)
Snow and ice could cause problems for drivers over the coming days as a cold front sweeps in from the Atlantic.
WEDNESDAY 02 MARCH
02 Mar: 12.00
Nissan reveals driverless car push
Nissan is the latest company to throw its hat into the ring in a bid to capture a share of the autonomous car market.
TUESDAY 01 MARCH
01 Mar: 14.45
Agenda confirmed for Brake’s Fleet Safety Conference 2016
Brake has confirmed the speaker line-up for its Fleet Safety Conference 2016. This year’s conference, sponsored by Aviva Risk Management Solutions, will see experts from the world of fleet share best practice in managing road risk on Thursday 26 May 2016.
View the agenda
01 Mar: 12.15
Google self-driving car hits a bus (BBC News)
One of Google's self-driving cars crashed into a bus in California last month, possibly representing the first time it has caused a collision.
01 Mar: 09.00
National Data Analysts' Conference takes place today
The inaugral National Data Analysts' Conference, titled 'Joining the Dots' takes place today. Follow all the action on our Twitter page, or by using the hashtag #JTD2016.
View the Conference website
MONDAY 29 FEBRUARY
29 Feb: 14.00
Ride smarter: GEM calls for motorcycle skills boost
GEM Motoring Assist is keen to ensure motorcyclists put safety first on rides this season and the road safety organisation says central to this is a focus on rider skill.
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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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