road safety

‘Safe Roads For All’ announced as UK Road Safety Week 2022 theme

The theme of this year’s Road Safety Week , the UK’s biggest annual road safety campaign, will be ‘Safe Roads for All’, the charity Brake announced today.

This year’s campaign takes place between 14 and 20 November and will bring communities and professionals together to speak up for everyone's right to make safe and healthy journeys on our roads.

The 2022 campaign will...

Double yellow lines for roads around Two Bridges  

Road safety improvements have been installed on a busy stretch of road troubled by irresponsible parking. A ‘no waiting at any time’ order has come into force on roads around Two Bridges. The road has long suffered from parking issues, which is not only visually intrusive but has led to road safety concerns including reduced visibility and a narrowing of the road, which can make it difficult...

Residents reject Newton Abbot-wide 20mph limit - but back lower speeds near schools

Proposals for a 20mph speed limit across Newton Abbot have been withdrawn after the majority of people who responded to a public consultation said that they did not support it.

However the consultation, which attracted 1,489 responses, also showed that there was overwhelming support for 20mph limits outside the town’s schools, nurseries, and pre-schools.

Devon County Council...

Red tape puts brakes on 20mph limits

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

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).


Children learn vital life saving and safety skills

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

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

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

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

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...