A recap of the road safety news in brief from the week commencing 19 October:
FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER
23 Oct: 10.45
Norfolk and Suffolk police launch winter road safety operation
Norfolk and Suffolk Police have launched an operation to improve road safety and reduce collisions as the darker nights set in and are warning drivers to be prepared for the change in conditions.
23 Oct: 09.45
TRL seeks fleet managers for driving safety research
A research study by the Transport Research Laboratory, conducted on behalf of Transport for London, will focus on management of safety within the fleet industry.
THURSDAY 23 OCTOBER
22 Oct: 15.45
More than 1,000 sign up for November’s Road Expo
Transport Scotland and SCOTS have released their full conference programme for next month’s free Road Expo Scotland in Edinburgh, for which more than 1,000 visitors have already signed up.
22 Oct: 11.45
Conference plans to make Wales a ‘walking and cycling nation’
The free annual ‘Active Travel Conference’, which this year focuses on how walking and cycling can be made ‘more inclusive for all’, takes place in Cardiff on 5 November.
22 Oct: 10.15
‘Be Seen, Not Hurt’ campaign launches tomorrow
As the clocks go back this weekend, the Child Brain Injury Trust are set to launch its campaign, ‘Be Seen, Not Hurt’, on 23 October, to help raise further awareness of road and cycle safety this winter.
WEDNESDAY 21 OCTOBER
21 Oct: 15.45
Intelligent UK drivers say yes to life changing technology
Brake is urging the government to take steps towards introducing intelligent speed adaptation (ISA) on UK roads, after a survey found almost two-thirds of drivers would be willing to embrace the technology.
21 Oct: 09.00
GEM urges government to ‘end the nonsense’ of turning the clocks back
GEM is urging the UK government to end the practice of putting the clocks, in favour of a Single/Double British Summertime (SDST), claiming that it would save lives by reducing the number of road collisions.
TUESDAY 20 OCTOBER
20 Oct: 15.30
Solar cars have their day in the sun
46 solar powered cars from 25 different countries launched their assault at the 2015 World Solar Challenge in Australia on 18 October.
20 Oct: 10.30
Karen Cole recognised with third award nomination in a year
Karen Cole, director of training for the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), has been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of her work on motorcycle safety – her third this year.
20 Oct: 09.30
Drivers can now see full MOT history
A new government website enables people buying a car to check its full MOT history.
MONDAY 19 OCTOBER
19 Oct: 15.45
Telematics used by third of UK companies to disprove liability
More than a third (35%) of businesses in the UK have used telematics tracking technology to contest either a speeding fine or a false insurance claim, new research from RAC Business reveals.
19 Oct: 13.45
‘Unique’ new tool aims to demotivate people from drinking alcohol
The ‘unique’ calculator tool, the ‘Alcohol Demotivator’, focusses on the potential consequences of consuming alcohol with the aim helping people stop drinking or abstain when they feel tempted.
19 Oct: 10.45
Conference to examine ‘Future of Sustainable Transport’
This conference, which takes place in Salford on Thursday 22 October, will discuss how sustainable transport can be fully developed and realised to deliver a transport system, which is both energy efficient and sustainable.