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Scottish festive drink drug check results ‘extremely disappointing’

Approximately one in 15 drivers stopped by Police Scotland over the festive period tested positive for alcohol or drugs. The force’s festive drink and drug drive campaign ran between 1 December and 2 January and saw officers breathalyse 8,687 drivers at the roadside. In total, 580 people were arrested for drink (395) or drug (185) […]

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28-month prison sentence for serial driving theory test impersonator

A Coventry man has been sent to prison for 2 years and 4 months for trying to sit theory driving tests for other people at 12 locations across England. Swallaxadin Abdul Bashir, 42, was sentenced at Warwick Crown Court on Wednesday (8 January) for his 12 offences, which took place from October 2018 to August […]

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Make sure your eyesight goes beyond 20/20 this year

Road safety organisations are reminding drivers and riders of all ages to make an appointment for an eyesight test this year. This would make a significant contribution to reducing collisions and injuries on the UK’s roads. GEM Motoring Assist road safety officer Neil Worth said: “What better time than the year 2020 to get your […]

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Schools in Cardiff go car free

Cardiff has become the latest UK city to introduce a scheme which involves closing streets around schools to motorised traffic at peak times. School Streets aim to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality at the school gates, as well as making it safer for children to walk or cycle to school. Cardiff Council is […]

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UKROEd 2019 pictures

Watch a compilation of UKROEd 2019 Conference pictures

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Christmas quad bike warning

Road safety organisations are urging parents and relatives to think twice before giving their children a quad bike for Christmas. The call follows a spate of deaths and injuries in recent years among young people riding the powerful four-wheel machines. GEM Motoring Assist road safety officer Neil Worth warned of legal restrictions on the use […]

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Post-crash response group wins top Prince Michael Award

  A UK-based organisation which aims to improve post-crash response across the globe has picked up the top accolade at the 2019 Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards’ ceremony. FIRE AID was named winner of the prestigious Premier Award at the Prince Michael Awards’ annual luncheon in London on 10 December. Founded by the Eastern […]

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Congratulations to our inaugural award winners!

Well done to the five individuals who received UKROEd awards from our Chief Operations Officer Ruth Purdie at our Conference in Manchester on Tuesday 3 December! It was the first time we have included an awards ceremony as part of the Conference – so these awards are particularly special! 1. Outstanding contribution to Customer Service: […]

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Australia introduces ‘world-first’ mobile phone detection cameras

Authorities on the east coast of Australia have taken the fight against mobile phone using drivers to the next level, with the introduction of ‘world-first’ detection cameras. The cameras, which came into effect in New South Wales on 1 December, use artificial intelligence to review images and detect illegal use of the devices. Images identified […]

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New radar-activated sign aims to reduce motorcycle collisions

A new ‘radar activated road sign’ has been launched in a bid to reduce collisions and casualties involving motorcyclists. DfT figures show that in 2018, 354 motorcyclists were killed on roads across Great Britain – an increase from 2017. Of the 16,700 powered two wheeler rider casualties recorded in total, 228 occurred due to ‘inadequate […]

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