Road Safety News w/comm 24/6/19 – in association with THINK!

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• The DVSA has produced a series of ‘thought-provoking’ videos to encourage learner drivers to be more aware of motorcyclists.

• The DfT has unveiled a new traffic sign, featuring a hedgehog, to warn road users of animal-related hazards.

• A new campaign has been launched to remind motorists visiting Scotland to drive on the left hand side of the road.

• With fewer than 100 days to go until Project EDWARD 2019, organisers have published a series of short, introductory videos.

• In the latest RSGB Talk podcast, host Edward Seaman is joined by Evan Webster from PACTS to discuss seat belts.

Transport for Buckinghamshire has received a national award for a workshop which was completed more than 1,000 times in the weeks following launch.

• Ireland has been praised for its ‘strategic approach’ to road safety after bucking the trend and reducing annual deaths by more than 30% since 2010.

• Leicester City Council has stepped up efforts to keep children safe on the school run with a new ‘camera car’ to enforce parking restrictions.

• Thousands of new cycle spaces will be created at rail stations in an effort to help commuters make their journeys to work joined up and sustainable.

• Authorities in Essex have launched a new older driver course designed to increase confidence behind the wheel.

• The Scottish Government has pledged more than £400k to support ‘innovative or novel’ ideas to improve road safety.
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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