Monthly Archives: July 2017

Study finds Highway Code underestimates stopping distances

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Earlier this week road safety charity Brake released figures which suggest the UK Highway Code grossly underestimates driver thinking time when braking. Brake commissioned the study, conducted by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), to investigate the time drivers’ need to perceive, recognise and react to … Continue reading

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New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned in the UK from 2040

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The UK is set to follow in France’s footsteps with the Government announcement that all new diesel and petrol vehicles are to be banned from 2040, in a bid to tackle air pollution. Poor air quality is one of the … Continue reading

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New figures show “major inconsistencies” in drug driving arrests

News from Brake Thursday 27 July, 2017 news@brake.org.uk BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat has today released data on drug driving arrests since new drug driving laws came into effect in March 2015. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has said the … Continue reading

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Road deaths from police pursuits reach 11 year high

News from Brake Tuesday 25 July, 2017 news@brake.org.uk The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has published new figures showing fatalities during or following police contact in England and Wales for 2016/17. Its report reveals there were 32 road traffic fatalities, … Continue reading

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IAM sheds winter blues with red hot campaign to keep you safe

14 October 2014   The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is warning riders and drivers to be extra vigilant on the road this winter through its national winter campaign, wheels in winter.   Existing research from the Department for Transport … Continue reading

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New figures show Highway Code falls short on stopping distances

News from Brake Tuesday 25 July, 2017 news@brake.org.uk Stopping distances in the UK Highway Code should be increased because drivers’ thinking time has been underestimated, according to figures obtained by Brake, the road safety charity. Brake asked TRL (Transport Research … Continue reading

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Suspended sentences for street race drivers who hit 134mph

News from Brake Monday 24 July, 2017 news@brake.org.uk A judge has today handed three men suspended prison sentences after they were filmed speeding at 134mph on a dual carriageway in the West Midlands. At Birmingham Crown Court, Amar Paul, Tejinder … Continue reading

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M18 J4 northbound access | Northbound | Road Works

Location : The M18 northbound entry slip at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from … Continue reading

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Scottish Highlands and Islands MSP wins fifth road safety award

News from Brake Monday 24 July, 2017 news@brake.org.uk David Stewart, MSP for the Highlands and Islands, has been given his second Scottish Road Safety Parliamentarian Award by the charity Brake and Digby Brown Solicitors. Previously he secured three other awards … Continue reading

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DVSA announces changes in Policy and Examiner Team

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DVSA have today announced key changes in the Policy and Chief Examiner Teams, headed by Director Lesley Young. Chief amongst these changes is the news that Jacqui Turland will step up to be the ADI Registrar. Jacqui has been closely … Continue reading

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