Road safety news in brief: 25-29 January

12.00 | 2 February 2016 |

A recap of the road safety news in brief from the week commencing 25 January:


29 Jan: 15.45
Test your knowledge of the MOT with this DVSA quiz
How much do you know about the MOT? Test your knowledge with this DVSA quiz and find out how to save time and money by avoiding an MOT fail.

29 Jan: 14.00
RAC issues warning as Storm Gertrude wreaks havoc on UK roads
Drivers are being warned of challenging motoring conditions as Storm Gertrude continues to wreak havoc across much of Britain.

29 Jan: 09.15
Highlands and Islands MSP wins award for continued road safety efforts
David Stewart, MSP for the Highlands and Islands, has received Brake’s third Scottish Road Safety Parliamentarian Award.


28 Jan: 15.45
Brake launches training course for employers
Brake has launched a number of training courses in partnership with the vehicle leasing and fleet management company Arval. Part of its ‘Pledge campaign’, the courses have been developed to help companies improve the safety of their at-work drivers.

28 Jan: 09.30
RoSPA launches occupational driving safety course
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has launched its new ‘Driving Mentor and Assessor Programme’ to help organisations improve the safety of their fleet drivers.


27 Jan: 15.00
Roadwork rule changes will ‘reduce congestion’
The DfT has unveiled proposals to reduce disruption caused by roadworks which include seven-day working. 

27 Jan: 12.15
New Zealand toilets feature road crash maps
Maps showing the sites of traffic collisions are being displayed in public toilets in New Zealand as part of a road safety campaign aimed at foreign drivers.


26 Jan: 12.45
Video teaches drivers how to be ‘blue light aware’
Blue Light Aware is a short video, produced on behalf of the emergency services. Sponsored by GEM, the video show drivers the actions they should take when faced by an emergency vehicle.

26 Jan: 09.15
GEM urges drivers to steer clear of road rage
GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to avoid getting involved in conflicts on journeys following news that the daughter of former Conservative MP Edwina Currie received a fine of more than £300 and seven penalty points following a four-letter road rage altercation.


25 Jan: 15.00
20,000th lorry driver completes TfL’s Safe Urban Driving course
20,000 licensed HGV drivers have now taken Transport for London’s Safe Urban Driving course, which was created in 2011 in a bid to learn how to share the road safely with others.

25 Jan: 09.45
FTA rejects London Mayor’s approach to safety
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has expressed its disappointment at proposals from London Mayor Boris Johnson for changing the technical features of HGVs to improve safety.


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