Grit news for bad weather

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Highways England has acquired a fleet of new gritters to help combat bad weather and keep the roads moving. More than 190 new gritters will arrive in the UK over the next two years as part of a £30 million … Continue reading

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Learner driver text message trial

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DVSA is working with its Behaviour Insights Team to send text messages to car test candidates to: Make sure they’re better prepared to take their testEncourage them not to take their test before they’re readyHelp keep them safer once they’ve … Continue reading

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Improving road sharing with cyclists

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The Department for Transport has helped fund a project being led by The Bikeability Trust, who are aiming to help ADIs prepare drivers for sharing the road with cyclists. In the coming months a range of cycle awareness learning resources … Continue reading

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Ford Fiesta still UK’s favourite new car

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The Ford Fiesta remained the UK’s best-selling new car in October. Though there has been an overall decline in sales of new cars, the Fiesta is set to be the most popular new car of 2018. According to October’s figures … Continue reading

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The danger of drowsy drivers

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One in eight (13%) UK drivers admit to falling asleep at the wheel, according to new research by the AA Charitable Trust. Nearly two fifths say they have been so tired they’ve been scared they will fall asleep while driving. … Continue reading

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Pothole cash will fill a hole

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Local authorities will receive £420 million to help tackle the UK’s pothole problem. Chancellor Philip Hammond revealed the plans in the Autumn Budget as part of a £30 billion investment to the UK’s transport network. He said it was the … Continue reading

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Stoke-on-Trent South MP wins national road safety award

News from Brake Monday 29 October 2018 news@brake.org.uk   Jack Brereton, MP for Stoke-on-Trent South, has today been named as Road Safety Parliamentarian of the Month for October 2018, by Brake, the road safety charity, and Direct Line Group.   … Continue reading

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Reaching for cyclist safety

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Transport Minister Jesse Norman has announced changes to the Highway Code, aimed at keeping cyclists and pedestrians safe on the roads. The government is set to review guidance on how road users should behave in relation to cyclists and pedestrians, … Continue reading

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Darker evenings spell danger for road safety

News from Brake Thursday 25 October 2018 news@brake.org.uk   With the end of British Summer Time (BST) bringing in darker evenings, Brake, the road safety charity, is calling on the Government to commit to moving to Single/Double Summer Time (SDST) … Continue reading

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Stress a driving force in the UK

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New research by Swinton has revealed that British motorists are feeling the strain of driving, with one-third feeling stressed behind the wheel. In a survey of 2,000 British adults by YouGov, almost one-third of drivers said that they regularly feel … Continue reading

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