Tag Archives: Speeding

Increased speed limit trial for goods vehicles on the A9 in Scotland

The Freight Transport Association welcomes the 3-year trial taking place on the A9 in Scotland to raise HGV speed limits from 40mph to 50mph. One of the most scenic routes in the UK and arguably also one of the most …

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THINK! Campaign focuses on rural routes

UK road safety charity supports the 2014 Government THINK! campaign to reduce casualties on country roads. This year’s multimedia THINK! campaign from the UK Government was launched this week on the theme of rural routs with most people not realizing …

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Drivers from abroad escape prosecution from speed cameras

Automatic enforcement systems in the UK are enabling foreign drivers to commit speeding offences without fear of prosecution. Using a freedom of information request, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has obtained data from most UK police forces regarding the …

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Local community speed limit rights campaigner gains award

Road safety charity recognises achievements of campaigning Norfolk MP in winning rights for citizens to reduce speed limits in their communities. Corresponding to the UK Government’s localism agenda which provides local communities with more rights, South Norfolk MP, Richard Bacon, …

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Speed activated traffic calming keeps motorists safe at toll crossing

The Oresund bridge crossing between Denmark and Sweden has successfully deployed speed activated traffic calming to slow traffic approaching the toll area. The 16km (10 miles) Øresund crossing bridges the Øresund sound between Denmark and Sweden and comprises a bridge, …

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Excessive speeding figures obtained for Scotland

The Institute of Advanced Motorists has obtained statistics for the last 15 months on excessive speeding captured by speed cameras in Scotland. Having recently obtained speeding figures from county and metropolitan police forces in England to demonstrate the levels of …

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European young driver survey reveals variety of attitudes towards road safety

The attitudes of young drivers towards speeding and driving whilst impaired or distracted vary widely across the continent with the UK results being amongst the most favourable. Tyre manufacturer Goodyear has conducted its 3rd European Road Safety Survey with a …

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UK Government to raise speed limits for goods vehicles on single carriageway roads

Heavy goods vehicles will have speed restrictions lifted to 50mph on UK single carriageway roads from 2015 in a move to improve safety and mobility in the country. Existing speed limits set five decades ago see goods vehicles of over …

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ANCAP joins campaign to reduce speeding in Canberra

A crash-tested Subaru Forester is on show in Canberra as part of a campaign to reducing speeding in the Australian city. The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government and police have joined forces in a campaign to prevent deaths and serious …

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Extreme speeding examples revealed for England and Wales

Police in England and Wales have provided the IAM with the worst case examples of extreme speeding caught on camera during the last twelve months. 149mph (240kph) is the most extreme example of excessive speed recorded in England and Wales …

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