A ‘new and improved’ Highway Code, announced on the 18 October 2018, will help keep cyclists and pedestrians safe on the roads, according to the DfT. The new Highway Code will highlight how to avoid the dangers of close passing a cyclist, and encourage people to adopt the ‘Dutch reach’, a method of opening a…

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The DfT has announced changes to its plug-in car grant which will be available to people purchasing the next 35,000 electric vehicles. The plug-in car grant (PICG) was first introduced in 2011 in a bid to stimulate the early market for ultra-low emission vehicles. To date, the grant has reduced the purchase price of more…

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Police are investigating a collision in which a 19-year-old woman died. It happened on Burton Common Lane in Burton Salmon, Selby, just before 7.15pm on Saturday (6 October 2018). Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward. A Grey Ford Focus, driven the 19-year-old woman from the local area, was…

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What is Liftshare Week? Liftshare Week takes place every October across the UK! This year’s dates for the diary are the 1st – 7th October, as we ask members new and old to grab a sidekick and become Super Commuters! Liftshare Week is all about celebrating the social, environmental and financial benefits of car sharing….

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Children from a south London school have been told they will be banned from cycling if they do not put number plates on their bikes. Teachers at Stanley Park High in Carshalton are introducing the plates on 1 October alongside measures to encourage cycling, including subsidised bike lights and maintenance workshops. The number plate scheme,…

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Cycle lanes which are separate from motor traffic would motivate a third of people to cycle more often, a Government survey suggests. The 2016 Local Road Users Survey outlines public attitudes towards buses, cycling and walking. At 33%, separate cycle lanes was the top factor to get more people cycling – followed by better behaviour…

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One hundred and eighteen suspected drink or drug drivers have been arrested across North Yorkshire following a major month-long campaign that coincided with the World Cup. As the campaign concludes, North Yorkshire Police said the results show how determined they are to tackle the “destructive scourge” of drink and drug driving, and added: “If you…

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I’m delighted to inform you that delegate registration is now open for the inaugural Young Rider Focus conference – and there’s a very attractive ‘early bird’ rate of just £100 plus VAT for the first 25 people who book their place. Organised by the team behind the established and well-attended Young Driver Focus, this new…

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