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UK Government hears criminal driving bill

The Leeds North West MP is presenting the Criminal Driving Bill to the House of Commons today to seek changes in the way the justice system handles serious driving offences. Developed in partnership with road safety campaigning groups in the …

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Drivers surveyed on poor weather stopping distances

Brake provides advice to drivers on maintaining safe stopping distances as the weather is forecast to worsen during the next few days. Waking up to the sound of rain crashing onto the ground outside is a familiar routine in Britain …

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Telematics webinar for fleet managers

A free webinar is being run this month aimed at providing fleet managers with insights into how telematics can be used more effectively. Brake Professional is running a free webinar on Tuesday, 26th January 2016 for fleet operators, offering advice …

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Doctors urged to inform DVLA of unfit drivers

The General Medical Council strengthens guidelines on duty of doctors to inform the DVLA of patients who they consider to be unfit to drive. The new guidelines, issued last week by the UK’s General Medical Council (GMC), places increased emphasis …

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HGV drivers and cyclists exchange places at safety event

For road safety week, FTA members are encouraging cyclists to exchange seats with goods vehicle drivers so each can get a better appreciation of the other’s point of view. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is encouraging drivers and cyclists to …

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Survey gauges acceptance levels of in-car digital speed control

Brake examines potential levels of acceptance for in-vehicle digital speed maps that control maximum car speed based on enforced limits. UK Road safety charity Brake is urging the government to take steps towards introducing Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) on UK …

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Road safety groups react to rise in UK road casualties

Increases in vulnerable road user casualties in 2014 prompts calls for government action to take stronger action on road safety issues. The UK Government’s Department for Transport (DfT) has released the official figures for road casualties in the country for …

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Driver monitoring app could reduce insurance premiums

A new app has been released by Octo Telematics to monitor driver behaviour and provide insurance quotes based on performance. Octo Telematics has developed a smartphone app for drivers to monitor their behaviour on the roads and see how this …

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Young car buyers put brand before safety

UK charity appeals to young car buyers to increase the importance of safety features above brand and infotainment systems when making purchasing decisions. Road safety charity, Brake is encouraging young drivers to put safety first when buying a new vehicle. …

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Guidance report available on company driver training

Report from Brake provides companies with guidance on the delivery of a training regime for employees on improvements to driver behaviour. Road safety charity Brake has published a guidance report for employers with staff who drive for work on driver …

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