Monthly Archives: July 2018

New device will stop drink-drivers from starting their cars

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Police are to offer drink-drivers new devices which will breath-test them before their car starts in a first for the UK. Durham Police will pilot the scheme to fit alcohol “interlocks”, which mean the vehicle will be immobilised if the … Continue reading

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London Set for 20 MPH Speed Limits

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Vehicles travelling within London’s congestion charging zone will have their speed cut to 20mph in a bid to slash the number of deaths and serious injuries in the capital. Transport for London (TfL), the mayor of London and the Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Mayor’s plan to reduce road speed in London welcomed by Brake

News from Brake Tuesday 24 July 2018 News@brake.org.uk     The Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have today published London’s first ‘Vision Zero’ action plan, which sets out plans to eliminate deaths … Continue reading

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DVLA eyesight awareness campaign not enough to tackle issue of poor driver vision

News from Brake Monday 23 July 2018 News@brake.org.uk     The DVLA has today launched a new national eyesight awareness campaign reminding drivers of the need to regularly check their eyesight. All drivers must, by law, meet the minimum eyesight … Continue reading

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Brake comments on research that shows driving is seen as a greater threat than gun and knife crime for young people

News from Brake Monday 23 July 2018 News@brake.org.uk   Research published today by the AA charitable trust shows that driving is now seen as a bigger threat to teenagers’ safety than gun and knife crime. When asked ‘What do you … Continue reading

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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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