Monthly Archives: May 2018

Brake comments on huge leap forward for EU road safety

News from Brake Thursday 17 May 2018 news@brake.org.uk   The European Commission has announced details of its Third Mobility Package. The package is wide-ranging and includes: a target to reduce deaths and serious injuries on EU roads by 50% between … Continue reading

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Drivers support EU move to fit lifesaving vehicle technologies as standard

News from Brake Thursday 17 May 2018 news@brake.org.uk   Developments in the safety of our roads took a huge leap forward today, with a landmark EU proposal to mandate the fitting of lifesaving technologies, including Advanced Emergency Braking (AEB) and … Continue reading

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Brake publishes report on road safety and sustainability on the SRN

News from Brake Wednesday 16 May 2018 news@brake.org.uk   Brake, the road safety charity, has published a report on road safety and sustainability on England’s Strategic Road Network (SRN). This report is timely, published ahead of the funding decision on … Continue reading

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Theme announced for UK road safety week 2018

News from Brake Monday 14 May 2018 news@brake.org.uk   Bike Smart is the message at the heart of this year’s Road Safety Week, focusing on the safety of those on two wheels. Taking place between 19 – 25 November and coordinated … Continue reading

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Prices set to rise on UK petrol after Trump’s Iran decision

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Petrol prices are expected to rise by 2p over the next two weeks following President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday. Last month petrol prices grew by 3p, according to the RAC, and … Continue reading

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Sweden opens world’s first charging road

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The world’s first electrified road that recharges the batteries of cars and trucks driving on it has been opened in Sweden. The 2km stretch is capable of recharging the batteries of vehicles driving on it – setting Sweden on the … Continue reading

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Brake comments on NI Graduated Driver Licensing consultation outcome

News from Brake Thursday 10 May 2018 news@brake.org.uk   The Driver & Vehicle Agency in Northern Ireland has published its response to the consultation on Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) and changes to the practical driving test, setting out which proposals … Continue reading

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Lyft launch self-driving fleet in Las Vegas

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Lyft has announced that it’s unleashing 30 autonomous vehicles in Las Vegas. The ride-hailing company piloted its autonomous ride-sharing vehicles late last year in Boston and gave rides to people attending the Computer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas back … Continue reading

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Nikola Motors sues Tesla for $2 billion over alleged design-patent infringement

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Nikola Motor Company has filed a lawsuit in Arizona alleging that Tesla’s all-electric Semi infringes on the hydrogen truck startup’s patents. The lawsuit claims Tesla wilfully copied these patents in creating its electric truck, and Nikola is seeking $2 billion … Continue reading

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New road safety project for primary schools puts focus on children’s rights to walk safely

Primary schools have just six weeks to get involved with a new road safety project that focuses on giving children the right to walk safely in their communities. Brake’s Kids Walk, in partnership with Co-op Insurance, will see thousands of … Continue reading

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