Police in Cambridge have launched a new ‘safe pass’ operation to reduce the number of collisions involving cyclists in the city. Operation Velo will see plain clothed police officers saddle up in Cambridge city centre looking out for motorists who do not leave the required space when passing cyclists. Officers will then escort the driver…

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Motorists in North Yorkshire are being warned of muddy roads. Farmers and vehicle operators who deposit mud on the road are potentially liable for a range of offences and a range of powers are available to the police and the highway authority, primarily under the Highways Act 1980 and the Road Traffic Act 1988. The…

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A 25-YEAR-old man branded a “complete liability to road users” has been jailed for 26 months after causing a head-on collision and driving dangerously while attempting to evade police. Javid Ali Shan appeared at Bradford Crown Court yesterday where he was sentenced after pleading guilty to a string of driving offences over two separate incidents…

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Welcome to Yorkshire has confirmed Lucy Pittaway will be the race’s official artist for a third successive year. Lucy beat off stiff competition to be awarded the title in 2016 and the partnership has flourished in the time since then. Her first commission ‘Hills, Dales and Woolly Tails’ proved hugely popular with cycling fans and…

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A new study has concluded that distractions impair driving performance – irrespective of the driver’s level of ability and experience. The study – carried out by psychologists from Goldsmiths University of London – found that both cognitive tasks (i.e. counting backwards) and combined cognitive/physical tasks (i.e. texting) ‘tended to impair drivers’ performance, irrespective of their…

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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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