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UKROEd 3 YEAR STRATEGY 2019-2021

The UKROEd 3 Year Strategy 2019-2021 sets out the vision, goals, priorities, foundations and values as well as outlining our strategic map for the next three years. Follow the link below to find out more: https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/kalo/ndors/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/21135019/UKROEd-3-YEAR-STRATEGY-2019-2021.pdf

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Speeding drivers targeted in new Midlands campaign

A new campaign has been launched in the Midlands to highlight the risks and pitfalls of speeding. The Drive4Life campaign has been devised by the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC), who attended 672 road traffic collisions in 2018 – at a cost of £1.68m. The charity says speeding heightens a driver’s risk of a serious […]

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£400 million boost announced for UK EV charging network

Transport secretary Grant Shapps says new funding for Britain’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure will make charging an electric car ‘as easy as plugging in a smartphone’. On 10 September, the Government announced a £400 million fund to help develop rapid charging infrastructure points for electric vehicles. The first £70 million investment will create 3,000 new […]

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20mph speed limits in central London

 Transport for London (TfL) has today announced it will introduce 20mph limits for drivers within the Congestion Charge Zone from early 2020. The new speed restriction will affect Victoria and Albert Embankments, Millbank, Tower Hill, Blackfriars Road and more. Chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee, Florence Eshalomi AM, said: “With the recent rise in road […]

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Drink drive deaths rise again in 2017

Road safety organisations are calling for action following the publication of final estimates showing a 9% year-on-year rise in drink-drive related deaths in 2017. The figures show that between 230 and 270 people were killed in collisions where at least one driver was over the drink-drive limit – leading the DfT to produce a central […]

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UKROEd’s Chief Operations Officer Ruth Purdie received a Global Light of Hope award from the Irish Road Victims Association. The award was made for her role as “a leading advocate for road safety through her great work as General Secretary in TISPOL (2014 – 2018) and in particular with TISPOL’s Project EDWARD, the European Day Without […]

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Speed identified as the best predictor of car crashes

  Speeding is the riskiest kind of aggressive driving, according to a unique analysis of data from on-board devices in vehicles published on 21 August. Researchers at the University of Waterloo examined data from 28 million trips for possible links between four bad driving behaviours – speeding, hard braking, hard acceleration and hard cornering – […]

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Road Safety Week 2019

Brake’s Road Safety Week 2019 (18-24 November) is open for employers to register. The event brings communities, schools and organisations together, to raise road awareness and safety. Register for a free action pack. The charity is also promoting its non-profit global scheme, Global Fleet Champions, which is running a free webinar on Tuesday 10 September […]

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Government considering hands-free phone ban for drivers

Ministers must consider strengthening the ban on drivers using a mobile phone behind the wheel by outlawing hands-free use, MPs have said. The Transport Committee said the risk of crashing was as high while using a hands-free device as it was when holding a phone, which has been illegal across the UK since 2003. Experts warned […]

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Essex volunteers given enforcement powers

A group of volunteers in Essex will become the first in the country to be given enforcement powers, under a new initiative. CO-ordinated by the Safer Essex Roads Partnership, ‘SERP volunteers’ have been trained by Essex Police, enabling them to enforce speed limits within their communities. In their role, the volunteers will also attend local […]

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UKROEd Report on Financial Year 2018-19

This is our 2018/19 annual report on the achievements and issues we have met over the last 12 months. The role of UKROEd is to assist police forces to offer high-quality courses, consistently in all force areas, so as to change behaviour and play our important part in the reduction of collisions and injury to […]

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