Road Safety News w/comm 1/7/19 – in association with THINK!

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• New statistics show that during 2018, 87% of cars exceeded the speed limit on roads with a 20mph limit. (15 comments)

• Road Safety GB is inviting nominations for the 2019 Lynda Chalker Award, which recognises individuals or organisations that have significantly influenced road safety in the UK.

• Cycling UK has teamed up with Uber to raise awareness of a ‘simple technique’ to ensure drivers avoid opening doors into the path of cyclists. (2 comments)

• The potential for autonomous vehicles to transform the lives of older people will come under the microscope at a one-day conference later this year.

• A group of young people will come together later this summer to discuss the barriers they face when it comes road safety. (1 comment)

Active travel continues to be portrayed in the media as ‘risky and unsafe’, despite its health and environmental benefits, a new report concludes.

• Primary school pupils took to the streets last week to call for measures to reduce the dangers they face on the journey to school. (3 comments)

• The Scottish Government has pledged more than £70m towards greener transport choices.

• A new guide has been launched to help fleet operators maximise the safety benefits of telematics.

• Police forces across Wales are in the third week of a month-long clamp down on drink and drug driving.

 

PODCASTS

• Evan Webster (PACTS) talking about seat belts. Listen

• Alan Kennedy & the future of Road Safety GB • Listen

• Alan Hiscox & equestrian road safety • Listen

• THINK! and young drivers • Listen

• Sgt Rob Heard & older drivers • Listen

• The future of the Road Safety GB Academy • Listen

• ‘All things 20mph’ • Listen

CAREERS IN ROAD SAFETY
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EVENTS BY ROAD SAFETY GB

• Older Road User Conference • London • 24 September 2019 • More

National Road Safety Conference 2019 • Telford • 12-13 November 2019 • More

Young Driver Focus Conference 2019 • London • 1 May 2019 • See the presentations

Good reading

Nick Rawlings
Editor, Road Safety News
01379 650112

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