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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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Safer lorry scheme begins in London

Operators of large vehicles in London now face prosecution if side guard and mirror regulations are breached. Introduced to protect vulnerable road users from heavy vehicles in London where casualties remain high, the Safer Lorry Scheme affects larger vehicles over …

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Belfast lorry drivers see road from cyclist view

The FTA has been involved in the development of a CPC accredited HGV driver course in Belfast to combat the problem of cycling safety around heavy vehicles. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has joined forces with the walking and cycling …

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Freight industry opposes peak time restrictions

The FTA believes the restriction of goods vehicles in city centres during peak traffic times will not improve road safety. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) in the UK has responded to the Prime Minister, David Cameron’s reaction to the proposal …

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Fixed penalties introduced for cyclists in Ireland

Cyclists who break the law on the roads of Ireland will be issued fixed penalties under new rules to be introduced by the end of July. The Ireland branch of the Freight Transport Association (FTAI) says fixed penalties for cyclists …

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Family Safety Week event encouraging responsible road sharing

RoSPA is encouraging drivers and cyclists alike to improve safety on UK roads by sharing responsibly and being aware of each other’s needs. Encouraging drivers and cyclists to take positive action by sharing the road responsibly could help prevent death …

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Tyre company distributes high visibility vests to Oslo cyclists

Cyclists in Oslo have been getting attention from Michelin today in a campaign by the company to supply them with Hi-Viz vests ahead of the winter. With autumn already upon us and darkness already falling significantly earlier, cycling commuters are …

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Campaign launches to promote safer walking routes for schools

Road safety charity embarks on 2014 Giant Walk campaign to raise awareness of road safety in schools and encourage children to take safer walking routes. With tens of thousands of school children in Britain learning about road safety every year …

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Autonomous truck technology provides protection for vulnerable road users

Vulnerable road users in urban environments may soon gain protection from sensor technology in Volvo Trucks that predict blind spot incidents. Under development since September 2010, Volvo’s “Non-Hit Car and Truck” project has involved several key technology partners including HiQ …

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Making autumn streets safer for vulnerable road users

UK road safety charity makes appeal to drivers to slow down and make residential streets and those around schools safer as the autumn arrives. A recent survey that road safety charity, Brake conducted amongst 1000 drivers in the UK showed …

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