Road safety news in brief: 4-8 July
A recap of the road safety news in brief from the week commencing 4 July:
FRIDAY 8 JULY
08 Jul: 09.30
15,000 free parking spaces for Milton Keynes' electric car drivers
Transport Minister Andrew Jones yesterday (7 July) visited Milton Keynes to launch 15,000 free parking spaces for electric vehicles as part of the town's Go Ultra Low City scheme.
THURSDAY 07 JULY
07 Jul: 15.30
Budget cut 'to hit local highways' - CIHT
Spending on local highways and transport services in England will fall by over 10% this year, as CIHT says austerity measures continue to bite.
07 Jul: 11.30
Coming soon; Brake's #RoadsToJustice campaign
WEDNESDAY 6 JULY
06 Jul: 14.00
TTC pilots new young driver programme
Telford students involved in the pilot and evaluation of a TTC programme gave a 'thumbs up' to the driver education and awareness sessions.
TUESDAY 05 JULY
05 Jul: 12.00
Video aims to boost safety for older drivers
A new video, launched by the Driving Mobility network, aims to help older drivers stay safe at the wheel for as long as possible.
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
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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