road safety

Red tape puts brakes on 20mph limits

Authored by News Desk

A research report released today (30 September 2015) by Brake, the road safety charity, has called for the removal of unnecessary barriers faced by local councils in implementing 20mph speed limits to deliver safer walking and cycling.

The report finds that moving to 20mph limits across built up areas would deliver significant safety benefits, especially for pedestrians and cyclists,...

Road deaths and serious injuries rise

Authored by Mary

Brake, the road safety charity, is calling on the government to show strong leadership and reintroduce causality reduction targets as the Department for Transport publishes its Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain Annual Report for 2014. It shows that 1,775 people died on the roads (a 4% increase on the year before). 22,807 more were seriously injured (a 5% annual increase).

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Children learn vital life saving and safety skills

Authored by Mary

Just before the start of summer holidays and their move up from primary school into secondary education, more than two thousand ten and eleven year olds from across Plymouth are learning vital life skills that will help keep them safe and potentially save lives.

The event is organised by Plymouth City Learning and Communities Department, hosted by the Royal Navy is run over a three...

Parents invited to road safety presentation

Authored by Sarah Parker

The Learn2Live road safety partnership is offering an opportunity for parents of 16-19 year olds to attend an event to learn about how they can help young drivers and passengers of young drivers to stay safe when travelling in vehicles.

Learn2Live Parents Event 17th June 2015 Watermark Centre Ivybridge

Learn2Live are proud to announce that we will be hosting a special Parent’s...

Hang back on country roads plea

Authored by Mary

Brake, the road safety charity, and Direct Line insurance are urging drivers to hang back, slow down and chill out on country roads to avoid tragedies, as a survey reveals the extent of risky, aggressive overtaking.

An alarming one in seven drivers (14%) report that in the past year they have been forced by another driver’s overtaking to swerve, pull over or brake to avoid a collision...

50% of drivers admit flouting road laws

Authored by Mary

A report released on Tuesday (28 April) by road safety charity Brake and Direct Line has revealed worrying and widespread disregard for traffic laws among UK drivers, with half (49%) admitting to breaking them.

Half of drivers who admit breaking traffic laws (25% of all drivers) say they do so through inattention, while the other half (23% of all drivers) admit doing so deliberately,...

Police target rogue drivers on M5

Authored by Mary

Operation Vortex, the successful road safety campaign run by Devon and Cornwall Police, is to be staged on Thursday 2 April and on days throughout April and May.

Police will be using a number of unmarked vehicles including police motorbikes to help identify and target motorists who disregard road traffic laws and cause danger to others.

Officers from the Armed Response Unit...

Road safety charity welcomes new drug-drive law

Authored by Mary

A new law against drug driving coming into force today (2 March 2015) has been strongly welcomed by road safety charity Brake, which has been campaigning for the law alongside families bereaved by drug driving.

The law will make it a criminal offence to drive with drugs in your body in England and Wales, removing the need to prove impairment and making it much easier to prosecute drug...

M5 policing operation hailed a success

Authored by Mary

Police have hailed a roads policing operation which took place yesterday (22 December) on the M5 aimed at combating the ‘Fatal Four’ driving habits as a success.

As part of Operation Vortex, police used a number of unmarked vehicles to help target motorists who disregard road traffic laws and cause danger to others.

The operation focused on tackling the ‘Fatal Four’ behaviours...

Police target motorists who flout traffic laws

Authored by Mary

Operation Vortex, the successful road safety campaign run by Devon and Cornwall Police, is to be staged again throughout the M5 on Monday 22 December.

Police will be using a number of unmarked vehicles to help target motorists who disregard road traffic laws and cause danger to others.

The operation will be focussing on tackling the ‘Fatal Four’ behaviours - namely excessive or...

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