Road safety news in brief: 6-16 June
A recap of the road safety news in brief from 6-16 June.
THURSDAY 16 JUNE
16 Jun: 13.15
Bus journeys down in 2015
Provisional figures show the number of local bus passenger journeys in England was 4.53bn in the year to end March 2016, a 2.5% year-on-year decrease.
WEDNESDAY 15 JUNE
15 Jun: 15.00
TRL and TSC outline collaboration to boost 'Intelligent Mobility'
A strategic collaboration between two of the UK’s Intelligent Mobility (IM) leaders, TRL and the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) will aim to further accelerate the deployment of advanced transport systems in the UK.
TUESDAY 14 JUNE
14 Jun: 10.15
Bristol MP wins national road safety award
Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, has been named Brake's Parliamentarian of the Month for May 2016, for his work fighting for tougher road safety regulations.
MONDAY 13 JUNE
13 Jun: 12.00
Car interior cleaning ‘taking a back seat’
Motorists love to keep their vehicles gleaming by regularly reaching for the sponges and wax polish, new RAC Cars research suggests. But when it comes to cleaning up the messy interiors it appears we’re not so keen.
FRIDAY 10 JUNE
10 Jun: 15.00
Just one shot could ruin your tournament - Brake
Brake has issued football fans a warning than 'one shot could ruin your tournament' reminding supporters to leave their cars at home if they are heading to the pub to watch any of the Euro 2016 games.
10 Jun: 11.30
Shouldn't you be in France Mr Vardy?
Were on Northumberland Street in Newcastle for our euros 2016 tour! pic.twitter.com/dnowfMGebV— Road Respect (@RoadRespect) June 10, 2016
THURSDAY 09 JUNE
09 Jun: 12.45
Newly registered vehicles at a record high in first quarter of 2016
The number of newly registered vehicles in Great Britain from January to March 2016 was a record for the first quarter of the year, exceeding 900,000 for the first time since 2004.
WEDNESDAY 08 JUNE
08 Jun: 11.30
UK cars among best maintained in world
UK motorists are among the best in the world at keeping their cars in good running order, a new report by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) suggests.
TUESDAY 07 JUNE
07 Jun: 14.30
Awareness of road safety advertising on the decline?
MONDAY 06 JUNE
06 Jun: 15.00
GEM publishes five 'top' car safety checks
On the back of research by Kwik Fit, which has highlighted that half of motorists are confused by car maintenance, GEM Motoring Assist has published five top car safety checks.
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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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