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New drug driving laws for Scotland

Tougher laws on drug driving, and a new roadside testing regime, are set to come into effect in Scotland – bringing the nation in line with England and Wales. From 21 October, Scotland adopts a ‘zero tolerance approach’ to the eight drugs most associated with illegal use – including cocaine, cannabis, ketamine, ecstasy, heroin and […]

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DVSA rolls out digital driving tests

Successful learners will receive their full driving licences quicker as driving examiners start marking the car driving test digitally, DVSA has announced. Driving examiners are using tablets to mark driving tests digitally as part of a phased roll out. A specially developed app is replacing the clipboard and pen that millions will remember from their […]

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Scotland to ban pavement parking

Scotland has become the first UK country to ban pavement parking, in a move that has been described as ‘historic’. On 10 October, MSPs at Holyrood voted to approve the Transport (Scotland) Bill – meaning it will now become law. The Bill, first introduced by Derek Mackay MSP in June 2018, contains provisions to prohibit […]

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We publish the latest edition of INROEdS, our quarterly newsletter

Welcome to the Autumn 2019 edition of INROEdS, the newsletter from UKROEd. Just click on the image above to access your copy.      

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Increased enforcement targets uninsured drivers

Uninsured drivers are being threatened with increased enforcement activity this month – as police forces look to crackdown on an offence which causes a ‘disproportionately high level’ of fatalities. Figures published by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) show around 130 people are killed by an uninsured driver each year – with more than 26,000 personal […]

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DfT publishes final casualty statistics for 2018

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. The DfT’s annual casualty statistics, published on 26 September, show 1,784 people were killed on roads in Great Britain last year – down 1% from the 1,793 […]

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UKROEd Assessment Administrator achieves CMI Level 4

Congratulations to UKROEd’s Assessment Administrator Vicky Potter on the award of her CMI Level 4 qualification. Studying for the award requires many hours of commitment over and above Vicky’s other work tasks, and this has allowed Vicky (left in picture) to develop her knowledge of the roles and responsibilities required in management and leadership by […]

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Mobile phones and driving: why you should question the law

Mobile phones and driving Why you should question the law… There’s a danger we could be making decisions we think are safe (and we’re encouraged to believe are safe) but actually come with high levels of risk, warns Dr Helen Wells Click the link below to access the full article: Mobile phones driving Dr Helen […]

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Speeding drivers targeted in new Midlands campaign

A new campaign has been launched in the Midlands to highlight the risks and pitfalls of speeding. The Drive4Life campaign has been devised by the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC), who attended 672 road traffic collisions in 2018 – at a cost of £1.68m. The charity says speeding heightens a driver’s risk of a serious […]

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£400 million boost announced for UK EV charging network

Transport secretary Grant Shapps says new funding for Britain’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure will make charging an electric car ‘as easy as plugging in a smartphone’. On 10 September, the Government announced a £400 million fund to help develop rapid charging infrastructure points for electric vehicles. The first £70 million investment will create 3,000 new […]

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