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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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2019 Trainer Conference dates announced

UKROEd are pleased to announce the dates and locations for our Trainer conferences this year.  They will take place as follows: 20th June – Coombe Abbey, Coventry 27th June – Weetwood Hall, Leeds All Trainers are invited to join us for this year’s conference, the theme of which is support and development for Trainers.  We […]

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First official UKROEd Academy course takes place

The UKROEd Academy ran its very first course on 24 and 25 January at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Birmingham.  The course was designed specifically for internal monitors, to give them valuable knowledge and experience of the new courses recently rolled out by UKROEd. Representatives of the Course Development Unit guided participants through the three new […]

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New online courses for seat belt and cycling offenders

The next generation of online education courses for seat belt and cycling offences have been announced by UKROEd. These will replace the existing online options for seat belts and pedal cycle offences, which have been available since 2011. They are designed to raise awareness and encourage people to make positive changes in behaviour. Thousands of […]

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UKROEd rolls out new generation of courses for traffic offenders

There’s a brand new look coming to speed awareness courses across the UK. Following a comprehensive review of content and delivery methods conducted by UKROEd, the new-look course – along with other courses for low-level traffic offenders – will be adopted by all course providers from Thursday 1 November. Key developments include: Brand new National […]

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Drink-drive casualties reaches four-year high

As widely reported in UK, the number of drink-drive casualties has reached a four-year high. An estimated 9,040 people were injured or killed on Britain’s roads in 2016 in incidents where a driver was over the alcohol limit, according to the Department for Transport. which highlights that There were an estimated 220 fatal drink-drive accidents […]

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Introducing the ‘Safe and Considerate Driving’ course

We take a closer look at how the new course was developed and why it should prove effective IT IS a UKROEd policy to undertake a major review of all NDORS courses every three years, and NDAC was due for such a review this year. This also created an opportunity to look at our whole […]

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