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Safety group calls for better understanding of motorway lanes

Motorists are being reminded that good lane discipline can be the key to reducing risk and congestion on the road. Safety campaigner GEM Motoring Assist has issued the reminder to motorists using motorways that they should keep left in lane one unless overtaking. It comes following the recent announcement that some stretches of motorway are […]

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Virtual Festival of Road Safety to take place in November

Preparations for the Festival of Road Safety are gathering pace with more than 30 sessions already confirmed, including 16 presentations in a bumper Fringe programme. Organised by Road Safety GB, the Festival of Road Safety replaces the 2020 National Road Safety Conference and will run throughout November. There will be something happening on each of […]

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New versions of Roadcraft available next month

TSO and the Police Foundation have announced that the Roadcraft and Motorcycle Roadcraft publications have been updated, and the new versions will be available in late October. To ensure consistency across platforms, Roadcraft Online has also been updated. TSO says the new editions of these ‘iconic’ titles have been developed in consultation with experts from […]

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Motorway speed limits to be reduced in pollution reduction trial

Speed limits are to be cut on parts of four motorways shortly in a trial to reduce pollution. The limit will be reduced from 70mph to 60mph in areas that have seen higher than recommended levels of nitrogen dioxide, according to Highways England. The trial will take place on stretches of nearly five miles. It […]

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Register for free DriveTech webinar on improving driver behaviour

Our colleagues at DriveTech are inviting you to join their live webinar where they will be looking at how to assess driver behaviour – raising awareness of the risks, and providing tips and resources to improve skills. The webinar will be presented by David Wales, products and solutions manager at DriveTech (pictured below). David is […]

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MPs hear argument for introduction of GDL

Graduated driver licencing (GDL) was among the key issues debated during the first session of the Transport Committee’s re-launched inquiry into young driver safety. GDL is a scheme which places restrictions on new drivers, such as not being able to drive at night – or not driving with passengers under a certain age in the […]

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Government launches consultation on pavement parking

The Government has unveiled new proposals to ban ‘antisocial’ pavement parking, a move it says will improve safety for families and people with disabilities. Measures include improving the traffic regulation order process to make it easier for councils to prohibit pavement parking, giving councils powers to fine drivers who park on paths, and a London-style […]

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BOOKING COURSES – CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 UPDATE

SEPTEMBER 2020 Important Coronavirus Update Due to the current coronavirus situation, all physical classroom courses remain cancelled/closed and have been replaced by Online/Virtual Classroom Courses. If you had already booked and paid for a course, we are now offering virtual courses as an alternative. If your original course provider has not yet offered you a […]

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Stay safe around emergency vehicles – new video

If you’ve ever been confused when trying to make way for an approaching fire engine, then help is at hand in the form of a brand new set of short video animations, developed jointly by GEM Motoring Assist and Driving for Better Business. Covering most of the situations where confusion can occur, the 10 animations […]

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