Monthly Archives: October 2018

Brake comments on plans to revise Highway Code for cyclist and pedestrian safety

News from Brake Thursday 18 November News@brake.org.uk   The government has announced that it is set to review guidance on how road users should behave in relation to cyclists and pedestrians. The new Highway Code will highlight how to avoid … Continue reading

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Get behind the bike box

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Drivers who enter cycle boxes at traffic lights are being warned they could receive a fine and penalty points on their licence. Cycle boxes, officially known as Advanced Stop Lines (ASL), allow cyclists to move to the front of traffic … Continue reading

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One year on and still no sign of tougher sentences for killer drivers

News from Brake Monday 15 October 2018 news@brake.org.uk   Road safety campaigners across the country remain perplexed by the Government’s refusal to deliver justice for the victims and bereaved families of road crashes. Exactly one year on from the announcement … Continue reading

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Severn Crossings to go toll-free

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Tolls on the Severn Crossings will be abolished on 17 December 2018. The Government say this will generate annual savings for regular motorists of more than £1,000 per year and boost the Welsh economy by an estimated £100m a year. … Continue reading

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Pull up on the right proving to be the right move?

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Pupil performance in managing riskier manoeuvres has improved since this was introduced to the Category B test last December. Latest test statistics show that driving faults for moving away safely have reduced by 3.4%. This indicates candidates now have greater … Continue reading

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Almost 50 vehicles a week hit by trains on level crossings

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Figures released by Network Rail have revealed that in the UK, 46 incidents take place on level crossings each week. In the last 5 years alone, 6 people have lost their lives in vehicles at level crossings, with many more … Continue reading

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Half a million student drivers risk £1,000 fine over simple error

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Students who have moved into new student accommodation across the country risk invalidating their insurance and having to pay heavy fines. Nearly 500,000 students in the UK could face fines of up to £1,000 by failing to update their driving … Continue reading

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Speeding remains an issue on UK roads

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Department for Transport (DfT) statistics reveal that in 2017, 86% of cars exceeded the speed limit on 20mph roads, with 18% breaking the limit by more than 10mph. DfT’s Vehicle Speed Compliance Statistics report was released last week. The statistics … Continue reading

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