Monthly Archives: June 2018

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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New film from road safety charity calls on drivers to keep children safe in cars by using child seats

News from BrakeWednesday 27 June 2018beepbeep@brake.org.uk Children should sit in a correctly sized child seat until they are 150cm tall 30-second animation can be viewed here 40,000 children take part in a Beep Beep! Day across UK Road safety charity … Continue reading

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Richmond (Yorks) MP named Road Safety Parliamentarian of the Month for June

News from Brake Wednesday, 27 June 2018 news@brake.org.uk   Rishi Sunak, MP for Richmond (Yorks), has today been named as Road Safety Parliamentarian of the Month for June 2018, by Brake, the road safety charity, and Direct Line Group.   … Continue reading

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Just a third of drivers aware of mobile phone laws

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Nearly two-thirds (64%) of drivers remain unaware of the consequences of being caught using a handheld phone more than 12 months after punishments were toughened. An RAC poll of 2,000 UK motorists found just 36% could correctly state that offenders … Continue reading

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Birmingham congestion charge to be introduced to tackle air pollution

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Measures to tackle pollution in central Birmingham are being proposed – and they could hit visiting drivers in the pocket. Motorists face a charge of up to £10 per day to travel down the A42 and into Birmingham City Centre … Continue reading

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Government funding for project to turn waste wood into fuel

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Seven industry-led projects will receive a share of £2 million to develop proposals for advanced fuels production plants, as part of the Government’s drive to reduce carbon emissions. Proposals include the production of aircraft jet fuel from steel mill waste … Continue reading

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Brake comments as UK road safety progress stagnates

News from Brake Tuesday, 19 June 2018 news@brake.org.uk   The UK is one of the EU countries making the slowest progress on reducing road deaths, according to a new report by the European Transport Safety Council [1].   The number … Continue reading

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Victims families’ anger at delayed introduction of tougher sentences for killer drivers

News from Brake Friday 15 June 2018 news@brake.org.uk   Eight months on from announced changes, road crash victims demand action now Delay to policy implementation denying families justice – Derek Raynor’s killer, convicted of causing death by dangerous driving in … Continue reading

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Brake comments on announcement of new Road Safety Statement

News from Brake Wednesday, 13 June 2018 News@brake.org.uk   The Department for Transport has today (Wednesday 13 June) announced plans for a refreshed road safety statement, with a 2 year action plan to address 4 priority user groups – young … Continue reading

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