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A&E doctors urge all pedal cyclists to wear helmets

Accident and emergency doctors at a North East Hospital are urging all pedal cyclists to wear good quality helmets after witnessing first hand the head and face injuries that can occur in bike collisions.

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Drivers urged to give cyclists space in new road safety campaign

Motorists are being urged to give cyclists more room when overtaking with the launch of a new road safety campaign designed to eradicate ‘close pass’ drivers.

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Thora and Jim bow out after 55 years of lollipop duties

Their happy smiling faces have been a familiar sight outside County Durham schools for more than half a century.

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Durham children see their signs spring to life

Children at two Durham Primary schools are the latest in the county to enjoy a safer journey to school as new Slow to 20 signs were installed on adjacent roads this week.

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Signs of success for road safety competition winners

Pupils from two County Durham primary schools got to see their artwork come to life when their winning road safety competition entries were turned into real road signs.

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