Brake comments as the number of children killed or seriously injured on the Strategic Road Network doubles

News from Brake Tuesday 17 July 2018 News@brake.org.uk   Highways England has today published a report detailing the Strategic Road Network’s (SRN) casualty performance for 2016. This report shows that the number of children killed or seriously injured on the … Continue reading

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Brake comments on plan to increase speed through motorway roadworks

News from Brake Monday, 16 July 2018 news@brake.org.uk   Highways England has announced that drivers could be allowed to travel at increased speed through motorway roadworks depending on what day of the week they are travelling. Following earlier trials to … Continue reading

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DrivingHub: A month since the change in law, we’d like to hear your experiences with motorway driving lessons

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Highways England initiative, DrivingHub, is a free online resource aimed at pupils, trainers and anyone supporting the learning process, i.e. parents/guardians, launched in response to the deregulation of our motorways to help improve learner drivers’ awareness and safety on high … Continue reading

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Drivers raise motorway safety fears as lorry traffic hits record high

News from Brake Friday, 13 July 2018 news@brake.org.uk   The amount of freight being transported on our motorways is making drivers fear for their safety, a new survey of over 1,000 drivers for Brake has found [1]. The findings come … Continue reading

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UK unveils major EV infrastructure strategy

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The UK government has targeted electric vehicle (EV) charging points with a £400m EV charging infrastructure fund for private companies to produce and install charge points across the UK, in a policy document recently released. The government said it would … Continue reading

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Report finds insufficient government leadership and funding for road safety over past decade

News from Brake Thursday, 5 July 2018 news@brake.org.uk   The Department for Transport (DfT) has published an independent report which finds that there has been insufficient central government leadership and funding for British road safety over the last decade. The … Continue reading

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AA wants potholes to be factored into driving tests

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The ability to spot and deal with potholes should be added to the driving test, the AA has urged. The motoring firm wants poor surfaces to be included in the hazard perception test because of the damage they cause to … Continue reading

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Average speed cameras ‘better at slowing cars down’

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A new survey suggests that 79% of drivers think average speed cameras are better at slowing traffic than traditional fixed ones. The RAC surveyed more than 2,000 motorists and found that only 9% thought fixed location cameras worked better. Average … Continue reading

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Panasonic flags battery shortages as Tesla Model 3 output picks up

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Panasonic, Tesla’s sole battery cell partner for its electric vehicles, was never seen as a bottleneck in the ramp up of model 3 production, but the Japanese electronics giant has now admitted that the recent “sharp improvement in production” has … Continue reading

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Millions of British children breathing toxic air, Unicef warns

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Young children and babies in the UK are being disproportionately impacted by deadly levels of the most harmful type of air pollution, according to new analysis by Unicef UK. The charity has revealed that one in three children in the … Continue reading

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