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SUSPENSION OF COURSES FROM 20TH MARCH 2020 National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS) Important Coronavirus Update                                                                     29th March 2020 As a result of the unprecedented unfolding […]

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UK government to consult on nationwide parking ban

The Government has set out new proposals to tackle pavement parking, with a nationwide ban coming under consideration. Responding to a Transport Committee inquiry, transport minister Grant Shapps acknowledges pavement parking causes ‘very real difficulties’ for many pedestrians, most notably parents and disabled people. The DfT has committed to launch a public consultation on proposals […]

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Teenage racers jailed for girl’s crash death

Two teenagers have been sent to prison for five years after admitting causing the death of a 17-year-old girl as they raced their cars. Olivia Alkir, from Efenechtyd, Denbighshire, died after a two-car crash on the B5105 on 27 June. She was a passenger in a Ford Fiesta which crashed at about 19:30 BST. Thomas […]

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New 20mph speed limits across London

Transport for London (TfL) will be introducing a new 20mph speed limit across five miles of the capital’s roads within the Congestion Charging Zone from today (Monday March 2). A dedicated Metropolitan Police speed enforcement team will target speeding drivers across London from April. Speed is a factor in around 37% of collisions in London […]

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Theory test change ‘more reflective of real-world driving’

The DVSA has announced plans to make the driving theory test more accessible to people with reading or learning difficulties, a move backed by the RAC. Currently, candidates have to read a case study, before answering five related questions. However from 14 April 2020, want-to-be drivers will instead watch a short, silent video clip – […]

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UN officials join call to end ‘scourge’ of preventable deaths

Road traffic accidents take some 1.35 million lives every year and cost most countries three per cent of their gross domestic product, the top UN health official said last week at the Third Global Ministerial Conference On Road Safety in Stockholm, Sweden. The millions of lives lost every year due to road traffic collisions is […]

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New partnerships for safer roads across the globe

The European Investment Bank (EIB) today entered a partnership with the three NGOs leading Road Assessment Programmes (RAP) as part of the global drive to halve the 1.35 million annual global road deaths by 2030. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the 3rd Global meeting of Road Safety Ministers in Stockholm. The EIB and […]

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Learner drivers urged to get more night-time experience

The DVSA is encouraging learner drivers to take lessons in the dark, in a bid to cut the ‘high proportion’ of night-time collisions involving young drivers. Research shows that up to 100,000 candidates may be taking their driving test each year without having practised driving in the dark. This is despite the fact that 35% […]

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Global approval expected for 20mph limits

Ministers from around the world are set to send out a ‘clear and unambiguous message’ that the default speed limit on all residential roads should be 20mph. On 19-20 February, transport ministers from more than 100 countries will meet at the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm. The ministers will agree on […]

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