Road safety news in brief: 2-6 November

12.00 | 12 November 2015 |

A recap of the road safety news from the week beginning 2 November:


06 Nov: 09.00
Calls for road tolls in Scotland
The Institution of Civil Engineers Scotland is calling for the introduction of tolls on the nation’s roads, urging the government to consider the idea to help fund a £2 billion backlog of road repairs.


05 Nov: 12.00
Screens out to deter rubberneckers
A new trial, which will see partitions put up to block crash sites, is aiming to stop accidents and tailbacks caused by rubbernecking drivers.


04 Nov: 14.30
Gwent’s Community Speed Watch Scheme expanded
An eighth community speed watch scheme has been set up in Gwent to educate drivers about the dangers of speeding while also addressing concerns of local residents.

04 Nov: 13.15
Ex-footballer in road safety campaign
Chris Tucker, a former Scottish footballer who had his career cut short following a road collision, has launched a campaign in the hope others will not have to suffer as he and his family did.

04 Nov: 11.00
New technology tests reflectiveness of road markings
A ‘bespoke surveying service’ designed to measure retroreflectivity levels of all types of road markings, has been created by the road markings company WJ.

04 Nov: 09.00
ETSC director recognised with outstanding achievement award
Ellen Townsend, policy director of the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), has been awarded the outstanding achievement award by TISPOL, who described her as "a champion of road safety in Europe".


03 Nov: 12.15
TISPOL acknowledges work of CMPG’s Paul Keasey
Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) chief Paul Keasey has received an outstanding achievement award from TISPOL for his work in spearheading Operation Trivium.  

03 Nov: 11.00
Welsh Government to pursue active travel
The Annual Active Travel Conference, takes place on Thursday (5 Nov) and will focus on how the Welsh Government can make walking and cycling more inclusive for all. 

03 Nov: 09.00
TfL gives pedal power to community groups
Transport for London (TfL) has awarded 31 community groups and not-for-profit organisations with grants of up to £10,000 to help encourage more people to cycle, as part of Cycling Grants London (CGL).


02 Nov: 15.30
Only 1 in 10 drivers check used car past
Motorists are taking needless risks by not checking a car’s history before they buy, according to a new RAC study which shows that almost nine in 10 drivers buying a car privately – 2.5 million drivers – do not check its history.

02 Nov: 14.30
Stressed drivers ‘more likely to crash’ – TTC Group
Drivers who suffer stress are more likely to be involved in a road crash according to the TTC Group, who are offering tips on how to cope with stress in the run up to Stress Awareness Day.

02 Nov: 12.30
A fairer deal for drivers as prices at the pump displayed on the M5
Drivers using a section of the M5, between Bristol and Exeter, will soon benefit from new signs showing the price of fuel along the motorway as Highways England trials new designs to give drivers more information to help their journey.


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