Road safety news in brief: 3-6 May
A recap of the road safety news in brief from the week commencing 2 May.
FRIDAY 06 MAY
06 May: 11.45
New London Mayor 'backs 20's Plenty for Us campaign'
Sadiq Khan, the new Mayor of London, has backed the 20's Plenty for Us campaign. In his manifesto, he stated: "I will encourage the roll out of 20mph zones cross the city by backing the '20’s Plenty For Us' campaign."
06 May: 10.45
BikeSafe 2016 to support air ambulance
Proceeds from the National BikeSafe Show and Track Event at the Rockingham Circuit in Corby on 16 July will be donated to the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.
THURSDAY 05 MAY
05 May: 14.30
Conference to explore how to make the 'network work'
'Highways Delivery 2016 – Making the Network Work' takes place on 26 May and will bring together key stake holders from both the strategic and local authority road networks to help define best working practice and find solutions to commonplace problems.
05 May: 13.30
Fiat and Google join forces to develop self-driving tech
Described as the biggest tie-up between a motor manufacturer and Silicon Valley, Fiat Chrysler has revealed it is supplying a raft of vans to Google in a bid to help the tech firm step up its testing of self-driving technology.
WEDNESDAY 04 MAY
04 May: 14.00
Check your eyesight, reduce your risk - GEM
GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers of all ages to 'show a commitment to road safety by getting regular eye tests, because changes in vision can often be so slow that we are not aware of them.
TUESDAY 03 MAY
03 May: 15.30
Irish RSO calls for drastic measure to stop mobile phone use while driving
A road safety officer with the Mayo County Council wants motorists who are caught using their mobile phone while driving in Ireland to have their devices impounded.
03 May: 11.45
Gwent Police in drug drive crackdown
Gwent Police has said it is cracking down on drug drivers as the force starts using the 'DrugWipe' device to test drivers for drugs on the roadside.
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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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