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Too many dangerous drivers escape justice, researchers warn

Researchers from the University of Leicester led by Professor Sally Kyd have issued a warning that too many prosecutions for dangerous driving fail to materialise, due to lack of funding and regional inconsistencies in Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) demands on police.   Publishing a report at the end of a research project funded by the […]

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Drug driving prosecutions double in 2018

A record 10,215 cases in England and Wales were sent to court in 2018 compared with 5,368 during the previous 12 months, according to data published by the Ministry of Justice. Since new laws came into force in March 2015, there is virtually zero tolerance for drivers apprehended with illegal substances such as heroin, cocaine […]

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It’s all about improvement

Dr Shaun Helman explains how, in a new project, TRL will be evaluating the impact of all available NDORS courses in achieving their stated objectives Didn’t Ipsos MORI just show that speed awareness courses work? One might ask why this is necessary, given the recent Ipsos MORI evaluation which suggested that the National Speed Awareness […]

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European Parliament backs new vehicle safety standards

  The European Parliament has given the green light to new minimum EU vehicle safety requirements that will come into force from 2022. The vote by the full parliament, at its last session of this mandate, follows a provisional deal reached by the EU institutions last month. According to the final deal on the legislation, […]

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Join us at this year’s Trainer Conferences

Following the success of our NDORS Trainer Conferences last year, we are very pleased to be offering you the opportunity to attend one of two events this summer.  We have once again secured two excellent venues, so you can choose between Coombe Abbey (near Coventry) on Thursday 20 June or Weetwood Hall (Leeds) on Thursday […]

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Automatic speed limiters to be “standard on all new cars” from 2022

New regulations will mean all new cars sold in Europe will have automatic anti-speeding systems fitted as standard from 2022. The “intelligent speed assistance” technology would be one of several innovations introduced in an attempt to boost a “big leap forward” in road safety if voted through by the European Parliament. Other systems mandated by the […]

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Experts warn of risks in latest vehicle infotainment systems

TRL’s Head of Impairment Research, Dr Paul Jackson, argues that the evidence base regarding distracted driving has failed to keep up with technological developments and is calling for research to assess the distracting effects of the latest versions of in-vehicle infotainment systems, or Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs). This follows on from the Chief Executive of […]

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MPs to investigate road safety as progress flatlines

The Commons Transport Committee is launching an inquiry ‘to scrutinise the Government’s approach to road safety’ over concern that progress on the issue has levelled off. Despite a reduction of more than 40% in the number of fatal road traffic accidents from 2007 to 2012, there has been no reduction over the last five years, […]

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New phone warning for drivers: legal doesn’t equal safe

Researchers from the University of Keele are reminding drivers that using a phone hands-free at the wheel may be legal, but this doesn’t make it safe. The call comes as they launch a new compendium that aims to help practitioners design effective methods of deterring mobile phone use among drivers. The compendium is a result […]

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NMAC Instructor Course

The Course Development Unit are proposing to run an NMAC Instructor course for new Instructors around June 2019.  Please email cdu.admin@ndors.co.uk if you are interested.  Delegates will be asked to complete an application form and send this to us via their Provider to be considered for the NMAC Instructor role.

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