Brake comments on Government plans for advanced trials of autonomous vehicles

News from Brake 6 February 2019 news@brake.org.uk   The Government has today revealed its plans to support advanced trials of autonomous vehicles on UK roads. Advanced trials will, however, not be supported unless they have passed rigorous safety assessments. The … Continue reading

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Parking revenue up, road spending down

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The amount of money councils spend on road maintenance has fallen by £400 million over the past five years, despite councils receiving an extra £168 million in parking revenue. Data obtained by consumer website confused.com found that councils collected £847 … Continue reading

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Government should reconsider GDL

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Car insurance provider, Admiral, is calling on the UK Government to do more to help young drivers instead of viewing car insurance as a ‘nice little earner’. Admiral’s Young Driver Report looks into the difficulties that learner drivers must overcome … Continue reading

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Don Valley MP wins national road safety award

News from Brake Tuesday 5 February 2019 news@brake.org.uk   The Rt Hon Caroline Flint, MP for the Don Valley, has today been named as Road Safety Parliamentarian of the Month for January 2019 by Brake, the road safety charity, and … Continue reading

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Survey reveals concern over seatbelt usage among young drivers

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Half of drivers aged 18 -24 admit to being in a car with someone not wearing a seatbelt in the past year according to a survey of 2,000 drivers, conducted by road safety charity Brake. Young drivers are nearly three … Continue reading

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UK roads are like “wacky races”

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John Apter, chairman of the Police Federation, has warned about the impact of reducing the number of traffic patrols. Speaking at the National Roads Policing Conference, he said: “It’s like the Wacky Races out there with some of the stuff … Continue reading

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Government backs trials to “future proof” the UK’s roads

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The Government has announced funding of more than £20m for trials to future proof the UK’s roads. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said that £22.9m is to be used to fund tests of a series of technologies. New technologies to be … Continue reading

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Half of young drivers admit to being in a car with someone not belted up

News from Brake Thursday 31 January 2019 news@brake.org.uk   Half of drivers aged 18-24 admit to being in a car with someone not belted up in the past year, according to new research by Brake, the road safety charity. Young … Continue reading

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Smart motorways not smart for safety, warn police

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Police have expressed concern over smart motorways, saying they will make it more difficult to catch dangerous drivers. Senior officers have warned that the lack of an emergency lane will mean it is impossible to pull over problem drivers. David … Continue reading

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Sharp increase in vehicle theft

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One vehicle was stolen every five minutes in 2018. Official data released by the Home Office shows the number of thefts has nearly doubled over the last five years, with almost 120,000 vehicles reported stolen last year. This news comes … Continue reading

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