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Breathalysers to be mandatory in all new cars from 2022

All new cars must have the facility to fit a built-in breathalyser from 2022, as part of a raft of new safety technologies, it has been confirmed. First suggested in May 2018, the package of mandatory minimum vehicle safety standards was rubber stamped by the EU earlier this month. The standards require every new vehicle […]

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Step up for Road Safety Week

Safety organisations are calling on road users to ‘step up’ their road safety focus as part of Brake’s Road Safety Week 2019, which takes place from November 18-24. The week provides an ideal opportunity to boost everyone’s contribution to road safety whether they drive a vehicle, ride a bicycle or are a pedestrian, Every 20 minutes, […]

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More than 1,000 people complete West Yorkshire cycle referral scheme

More than 1,000 people in West Yorkshire have taken part in a ‘ground-breaking’ referral scheme, where cycling is prescribed in a bid to improve mental health. The Cycle for Health scheme, launched in 2015, provides people with long-term conditions a 12-week programme of cycle skills training. The scheme is delivered by the national cycling charity, […]

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Last year, on average, 33 new drivers had their licence revoked every day after reaching six penalty points within two years of passing their driving test, according to data obtained by the road safety charity Brake. The road safety campaigners want to see changes made to the licensing regime to help improve the safety of […]

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Holding a phone while driving to be made illegal to close ‘loophole’

The government plans to close a legal loophole that has allowed drivers who use mobile phones to film or take photographs to escape prosecution. It is illegal for drivers to call or text on hand-held phones but some have dodged punishment for taking photos. In July, a driver overturned a conviction for filming a crash, saying he […]

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