Monthly Archives: February 2020

Brake’s Global Fleet Champions campaign calls on governments and private sector to put road safety first when operating vehicles for work purposes

News from Brake news@brake.org.uk Tuesday 25 February 2020   Brake’s Global Fleet Champions campaign, in collaboration with a range of agencies around the globe, has co-launched an international report[1] calling on governments and the private sector to put road safety … Continue reading

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Mandate 20mph speeds in urban areas, say global ministers

News from Brake news@brake.org.uk Wednesday 19 February 2020   The Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, attended by UK Roads Minister Baroness Vere in Sweden this week, has published its ‘Stockholm Declaration’ calling for member states to mandate 20mph … Continue reading

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8,700 people killed or injured in crashes involving a drink driver

News from Brake Wednesday 12 February 2020 news@brake.org.uk   The Department for Transport has today published provisional estimates for drink drive crashes and casualties in Great Britain in 2018. This shows that an estimated 8,700 people were killed or injured … Continue reading

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Over a million drivers admit to using their phones behind the wheel on every journey

News from Brake Tuesday 11 February 2020   Over a million drivers have admitted to using their phones behind the wheel on every journey they made in the past 12 months, according to new research released today.   The findings, … Continue reading

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Brake welcomes announcement of more cycle training for children

News from Brake news@brake.org.uk Friday 7 February 2020   The Government has today announced the expansion of its cycle training scheme, Bikeability.   The move will see more training places on the scheme made available to children across England giving … Continue reading

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Clean air zone vehicle checker goes live

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A new online service has been launched to help drivers and businesses to prepare for the introduction of clean air zones. The vehicle checker will allow drivers to find out if they will be affected by the change which will … Continue reading

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DVSA cracks down on non-compliant motorcycle trainers

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DVSA removed over 100 motorcycle instructor licenses and took 18 ATBs off the official register in 2019. This follows a drive to do more compliance checks in the motorcycling industry. Compliance checks allow the DVSA to make sure training schools … Continue reading

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Petrol and diesel ban brought forward

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The UK plans to bring forward a ban on petrol and diesel cars from 2040 to 2035. The ban will also include hybrids and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce the revised ban at the launch of … Continue reading

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Brake comments on petrol and diesel car ban being brought forward

News from Brake news@brake.org.uk Tuesday 4 February 2020   The Government has today announced a ban on selling petrol, diesel, and hybrid cars in the UK will be brought forward from 2040 to 2035.   The move comes as the … Continue reading

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Career change driving instructors report improved mental health

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Two fifths of driving instructors have noticed an improvement in their mental health since leaving their previous career, according to new research from Bill Plant’s Training Academy. The research was part of a wider study into the steady growth in … Continue reading

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