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Full colour for tourist gateway signs

Retroreflective materials from Rennicks are enabling the use of full colour imagery as part of road signage for tourist locations. The newly issued “Traffic Signs Regulations & General Directions (TSRGD) 2016” from the UK Department for Transport (DfT) includes provisions …

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Funding for tailgating reduction study received

TRL is seeking local authority partnerships in study aimed at the reduction of tailgating by business drivers. Transport & Travel Research (TTR) and its parent company TRL have secured funding from the Road Safety Trust, a charity that funds research …

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Conference on improving the UK road network

The RSMA is running a conference to address the widening gap between the condition of major roads and those maintained by local authorities. The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) is holding a conference this month under its overarching banner of …

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Reasons why some drivers leave accident scenes

University research analyses the reasons why drivers leave accident scenes in hit-and-run incidents within the UK. In an attempt to get to the bottom of why drivers sometimes flee from the scene of a collision without leaving their details or …

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May conference examines delivery of UK highways

The RSMA is holding its Highway Delivery – Integrating National and Local Roads conference next month to examine current performance and future trends. Held as part of the Road Safety Markings Association’s (RSMA) “National Highway Academy Events” programme, the Highway …

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Freight industry supports phone use penalties

The FTA believes technology based enforcement measures needed to support increased penalties for mobile phone use by drivers. Responding to proposed changes to penalties on drivers using a hand-held mobile phone, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said that better …

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New chief executive to join DVSA

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has appointed a new Chief Executive in preparation for a challenging period. Gareth Llewellyn has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), the body that plays …

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Stiffer distracted driving penalty consultation opens

Proposed increases in penalties for smartphone use whilst driving is a step in the right direction but doesn’t go the whole way, says the IAM. A public consultation has been opened by the Department for Transport (DfT) regarding the proposal …

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VCA certifies automatic enforcement systems for Wales

VCA certification for traffic enforcement technology eases the approval burden on the Government of Wales to install traffic cameras. The Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) has provided Videalert automatic traffic enforcement systems with DfT manufacturers certification for use by the Government …

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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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