Road Safety News w/comm 28/10/19 – in association with THINK!

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Should Highways England continue to implement smart motorways?

Smart motorways continue to polarise opinion – despite Highways England’s repeated assurances that they are as safe as the wider motorway network. Most of the controversy relates to safety, with a number of high-profile collisions this year doing little to enhance public opinion or support. In an in-depth feature, Edward Seaman, assistant editor of Road […]

Road Safety News w/comm 21/10/19 – in association with THINK!

Click here to read all news reports • A charity for visually impaired people has stepped up its campaign to have shared space schemes abolished – describing them as unsafe, inaccessible and a ‘big mistake’. (1 reader comment) • Tougher laws on drug driving, and a new roadside testing regime, are set to come into […]

Road Safety News w/comm 14/10/19 – in association with THINK!

Click here to read all news reports • Eight years since it was last mooted, the issue of raising the motorway speed limit to 80mph has once again surfaced – but what do road safety professionals think? (15 reader comments) • The Government has confirmed a further £13 million of funding for the Bikeability scheme […]

80mph motorway speed limit – the wrong message, or time for change?

  Eight years since it was last mooted, the issue of raising the motorway speed limit to 80mph has once again surfaced on the political agenda – but what do road safety professionals and other stakeholders think of the idea? Edward Seaman, assistant editor of Road Safety News, has delved into the issue and gathered […]

Road Safety News w/comm 7/10/19 – in association with THINK!

Click here to read all news reports • Transport secretary Grant Shapps is exploring the idea of increasing the speed limit on motorways and some dual carriageways. (5 reader comments) • Nearly three million ‘dangerous’ vehicles have been taken off UK roads since changes to the MOT came into effect in May 2018. (1 reader […]

Road Safety News w/comm 30/9/19 – in association with THINK!

Click here to read all news reports • Final casualty statistics for 2018 are in line with the provisional figures published earlier in the year – showing continued stagnation when it comes to reducing road deaths. • DENSO, a leading supplier of automotive technology and components for the world’s major automakers, has been unveiled as […]

Road Safety News w/comm 23/9/19 – in association with THINK!

Click here to read all news reports • Charities, local authorities and community groups are being encouraged to apply for a new grant fund aimed at improving road safety. • With the deadline falling at 5.00pm today (23 Sept), Road Safety GB has issued a final call for nominations for the 2019 Lynda Chalker Award. […]