Road Safety News w/comm 27/5/19 – in association with THINK!

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• Hackney Council has launched a new guide to help councils across the country introduce School Streets – which ban motor traffic outside schools at opening and closing times.

• A new community-led system for monitoring and managing road traffic speeds is being made available across the UK.

• Fear of air pollution is preventing a generation of children from walking to school, according to Living Streets.

• A new pilot scheme is allowing GPs in Cardiff to prescribe patients with a free six month membership to a cycle hire service.

• RoSPA is urging the Government to follow in the footsteps of Scotland and Wales and adopt road safety targets in England.

• In the latest of a series looking at the 2019 Young Driver Road Safety Awards’ winners, we profile ‘Who’s Driving You?’ by New View Consultants and Extern.

• Nearly 13,000 schoolchildren from across Nottingham have taken part in an annual road safety quiz – improving their knowledge of road signs, cycling and safely crossing the road.

• Three London boroughs have stepped up efforts to help fleet managers switch to sustainable modes of transport, such as e-bikes.

• Councils have warned that motorists are putting their lives at risk by buying ‘dangerous’ second-hand tyres.

• Walking, cycling and sustainable travel schemes across Scotland are being encouraged to bid for a share of £2m, with the aim of changing everyday travel behaviour.

• Our latest round-up of road safety news from across Europe includes news of legislation to allow e-scooters on roads in Germany.
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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

Data Analysts’ Conference 2019 • London • 5 March 2019 • See the presentations

Young Rider Focus Conference 2019 • Birmingham • 6 March 2019 • See the presentations

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

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