Road safety news in brief: 7-11 March
A recap of the road safety news in brief from the week commencing 7 March:
THURSDAY 10 MARCH
10 Mar: 16.00
Pothole damage affects 39% of drivers, AA survey finds (BBC News)
The AA is calling on councils to "get to grips" with road maintenance after a survey found 39% of UK drivers reported pothole damage to their vehicles in the past two years.
10 Mar: 14.00
Yorkshire Lord wins national road safety award
Clive Brooke, Baron Brooke of Alverthorpe, has been named Brake's Parliamentarian of the Month for February 2016, recognising his attempts to reduce the drink drive limit in England and Wales.
WEDNESDAY 09 MARCH
09 Mar: 12.15
Rainfall 'could cause cars to stall'
Motorists are being warned to expect difficult driving conditions as high winds and rain continue to lash the UK.
TUESDAY 08 MARCH
08 Mar: 13.00
What's it like being in a driverless car? (BBC News)
The BBC's Richard Westcott was given special access to explore what it is like to be 'behind the wheel' of Volvo's autonomous technology.
08 Mar: 11.15
Quiz: How Roadworthy Are You?
Put your driving knowledge and maintenance skills to the test with this Halford's quiz, and determine your worthiness of being on the road.
MONDAY 07 MARCH
07 Mar: 10.45
Listen: Driverless cars on collision course?
After a Google autonomous car collides with a bus, the BBC's Tech Tent discusses whether driverless technology should be trusted.
New website includes members’ portal and info on training courses etc
Apply for Corporate Membership of Road Safety GB
Road Safety campaigns, research, data and help forum
NRSC 2017 | Manchester | 14-15.11.17
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YDF 2018 | RAC Club, London | 25.4.18
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AROUND THE WEB
Could a hacker hijack your connected car?
BBC News looks at whether a rise in ‘over the air’ software updates means the risk of hacker hijack is also increasing.
History of road safety, The Highway Code and the driving test
Updated following changes to the practical driving test in December 2017, this DfT blog looks at the history of road safety, The Highway Code and the driving test.
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