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Fleet industry warns of impaired driving over Christmas season

Information posters and booklets are available for fleet managers to reduce driving whilst impaired through drink or drugs during Christmas and the New Year. With Christmas approaching and celebrations getting under way, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging drivers …

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Texas runs campaign to reduce drink driving at Christmas

The Texas DoT plans to reduce the death toll on state roads from the 110 fatalities last Christmas using an information and enforcement campaign. The Texas Department of Transportation’s “Plan While You Can” campaign urges party goers to plan for …

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VR brings driving challenge simulation to North East

Residents of the North East of England have had a summer of fun with driving simulation on Oculus Rift virtual reality equipment in road safety roadshow. The roadshow was organised by Road Respect and Independent Events with the dinstinctively branded …

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Drink driving reduces in Scotland over the festive season

Figures released by Scottish police show a significant reduction in the level of drink driving in the region over the Christmas and New Year period. Police in Scotland conducted their latest campaign against drink driving in the region over the …

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Scotland reduces drink driving limit to 0.05% BAC

Taking the lead in the UK on tackling drink driving, Scotland has lowered its legal limit to 0.05% BAC in line with most of the rest of Europe. With drink driving related crashes in the UK killing 230 people in …

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50 year anniversary of first UK drink driving public information film

Half a century has passed since the first anti-drink driving public information film but alcohol still kills hundreds of UK road users every year. It is 50 years since the first Government funded anti-drink driving public information film was shown …

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Scotland to reduce drink driving limit before Christmas

Drink driving limit in Scotland will match that of most of Europe from 5th December if new law is approved by Parliament. Subject to parliamentary approval, the latest draft of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (Prescribed limit) Regulations 2014 submitted …

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DoT approval for automatic breath tester calibrator

The EASYCAL calibration station for evidential breath tester has received US Department of Transportation approval. The EASYCAL from Lifeloc Technologies has become the first automated calibration station for evidential breath testers to be added to the Conforming Products List (CPL) …

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Report calls for a reduction in the drink driving limit in the UK

Increased proportion of UK women in drink driving offences results in call for action to prevent road casualties through reduced blood alcohol limits. At a breakfast briefing held this morning in Westminster, the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) …

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Keeping safe on the road after passing the driving test

The Institute of Advanced Motorists provides advice to new drivers on how to remain safe in that crucial period after gaining a full driving licence. Throwing the “L” plates in the bin and celebrating passing the driving test is one …

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