Welcome to the January 2018 edition of the Road Safety Newsletter.   This newsletter has been written for the benefit of those working in the road safety field or who are interested in the topic. Major Road Network Consultation On 23rd December 2017 the Department published a consultation on ‘Proposals for the creation of a…

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Drivers in France caught using their mobile phone at the wheel could face having their licence suspended under new rules. Reuters reports that president Emmanuel Macron’s Government is under pressure to combat rising road deaths – which have been increasing since 2014. The mobile phone ban was one of several measures announced on 9 January,…

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A poem which highlights a number of key safety messages for cyclists has been named winner of the Safer Essex Roads Partnership’s (SERP) school road safety poetry competition. Under the school poem competition – which formed part of Project EDWARD 2017 activities in Essex – SERP invited schools to submit the best poem written by…

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A MOTHER-of-two was caught driving with her five-year-old daughter in the car when she was more than twice over the drink drive limit. Jenny Clark, from Thirsk, who pleaded guilty at Northallerton Magistrates Court on Tuesday, was disqualified from driving for 18 months. The 30-year-old was pulled over by police at around 7.15pm on November 12,…

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The DVSA says motorcyclists have given their backing to a ‘raft of improvements’, including new riders having to pass a theory test before they take a CBT course, following a public consultation on proposals to modernise motorcycle training. A public consultation carried out by the DfT and DVSA on nine proposed changes received more than…

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