Older tyre ban to help road safety

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New laws banning older tyres on large vehicles to improve road safety could be introduced later this year. Tyres aged 10 years and older would be banned from use on buses, coaches, lorries and minibuses. If supported, the new rules … Continue reading

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Coventry best for motorbike owners

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New research from Brightside Insurance suggests Coventry is the best place to live if you’re a motorbike owner. Data collated included vehicle theft, hours stuck in traffic, rainfall, motorbike test pass rates, speed limits, petrol prices, frequency of accidents and … Continue reading

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Leeds and Birmingham delay clean air zones

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Leeds and Birmingham are to delay the introduction of their planned clean air zones. In a joint statement, the two city councils said the zones were being “significantly postponed” because of a government delay in producing the digital systems required … Continue reading

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Parental encouragement key for autistic learner drivers

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Autistic adolescents need the support of their parents or guardians to prioritise independence so that they are prepared for learning to drive, according to a new study. These findings were compiled by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and … Continue reading

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Derby teenagers to debate road safety with MP

A group of secondary school pupils will debate road safety with their MP today (Thursday 20 June) as figures reveal a child is killed or injured on the city’s roads every week.   The four boys from Murray Park Community … Continue reading

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Blue Badges for hidden disabilities

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People with hidden disabilities will soon be able to access Blue Badge parking permits. For drivers or passengers with dementia, anxiety disorders or reduced mobility, the anticipation of travel difficulties such as finding a parking space can build on top … Continue reading

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North East best region for driving

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Crusader Vans has carried out a study to find the best regions for driving. The North East ranked highest in the list, with Yorkshire and the Humber and drivers in the South West coming in second and third. People in … Continue reading

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New videos to help learners improve motorcyclist awareness

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The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has launched a selection of videos to encourage learner drivers to be more aware of motorcyclists. The realistic computer-generated (CGI) videos have been made with the help of road safety campaigner and keen … Continue reading

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Michelin develops airless tyre

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Michelin has produced an airless tyre known as the UPTIS (Unique Puncture-proof Tyre System). Designed for passenger cars and small SUVs, Uptis takes an aluminum wheel assembly and wraps it in a composite material mixing rubber and a high-strength resin … Continue reading

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RAC survey needs ADIs

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The RAC Foundation is working with a range of road safety stakeholders on research to establish the effectiveness of road safety interventions in the UK that seek to influence road user behaviours. Agilysis has been commissioned to undertake the research, … Continue reading

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