Road safety news in brief: 25 July - 5 August.
A recap of the road safety news in brief from 25 July to 5 August:
FRIDAY 05 AUGUST
05 Aug: 11.30
Almost two-fifths of UK motorists admit to falling asleep at wheel
Four in ten British drivers admit they have fallen asleep at the wheel, a survey of more than 1,000 people has revealed.
THURSDAY 04 AUGUST
04 Aug: 11.30
DfT publishes latest stats
The Dft has published new stats on highlighting road casualties in the year ending March 2016, and drink-drive stats for 2014.
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WEDNESDAY 03 AUGUST
03 Aug: 10.00
RoSPA launches 'bespoke' Driver Development Course
RoSPA Fleet Safety has launched a new Driver Development Course that can be tailored to individual organisational and delegate requirements.
TUESDAY 02 AUGUST
02 Aug: 13.15
GEM issues fatigue warning as summer getaway begins
GEM Motoring Assists has urged drivers to be properly rested before setting off on long journeys this summer, pointing to figures which suggest fatigue can be a factor in up to 20% of all road collisions, and up to 25% of fatal and serious crashes.
MONDAY 01 AUGUST
01 Aug: 12.30
TRL seeking views on driverless cars ahead of trial
FRIDAY 29 JULY
29 Jul: 09.30
RAC vehicle check service extended to cover more vehicle categories
The RAC has extended its vehicle check service to cover three new vehicle categories – motorcycles, motorhomes and light commercial vehicles (LCVs), which together account for around 15% of all vehicles on the UK’s roads.
THURSDAY 28 JULY
27 Jul: 12.00
'Distracted' Austrians get road-crossing workshops
Organised by the Austrian Road Safety Board, workshops focusing on how to cross the street safely in the smartphone age are being offered to pedestrians in the country.
WEDNESDAY 27 JULY
27 Jul: 09.30
Government awards £30m funding for cleaner, greener bus journeys
Bus passengers in England will benefit from cleaner, greener journeys as thirteen winners receive a share of the £30m low emission bus fund to add 326 new buses to their fleets.
TUESDAY 26 JULY
26 Jul: 10.00
TRL wins innovation award for UK Smart Mobility Living Lab
TRL has picked up the Forward Thinking Award at the 2016 ITS (UK) Awards - recognising the innovative creation of the UK Smart Mobility Living Lab @ Greenwich.
MONDAY 25 JULY
25 Jul: 14.00
Conference to discuss all things motorcyling
The annual AIRSO Motorcycle Conference takes place in Hinckley on 31 August and will cover a wide range of issues currently faced by motorcyclists, including rider safety.
New website includes members’ portal and info on training courses etc
Apply for Corporate Membership of Road Safety GB
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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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