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JOHN PLOWMAN TO CHAIR OLDER DRIVERS TASK FORCE

JOHN PLOWMAN TO CHAIR OLDER DRIVERS TASK FORCE

John Plowman to Chair Older Drivers Task Force The Road Safety Foundation announced today that John Plowman will chair the Older Drivers Task Force. Responding to the fast growing population of older drivers, the Task Force was proposed by the Foundation in November...

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MAKING ROAD SAFETY PAY

MAKING ROAD SAFETY PAY

Making Road Safety Pay makes seven key recommendations which aim to change the national focus on road safety over the next decade.  These will act as a platform for all road safety stakeholders to discuss and develop new practical measures that will set the UK on a...

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MINISTER BACKS CALL FOR NATIONAL OLDER DRIVERS PLAN

MINISTER BACKS CALL FOR NATIONAL OLDER DRIVERS PLAN

Britain's most persistent high risk Á' road is set for an upgrade with help from a £1 million cash boost announced by the Government on 14 November. Under Secretary of State for Transport Andrew Jones MP said that he hoped the targeted funding for West Sussex County...

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TELEMATICS MOTOR INSURANCE FOR YOUNG DRIVERS

TELEMATICS MOTOR INSURANCE FOR YOUNG DRIVERS

The Treasury should remove insurance premium tax from telematics insurance policies for under-25's says the Road Safety Foundation today.  This key recommendation is announced by the charity early to meet the Treasury's consultation timetable for budget proposals...

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LORD WHITTY APPOINTED CHAIR OF THE ROAD SAFETY FOUNDATION

LORD WHITTY APPOINTED CHAIR OF THE ROAD SAFETY FOUNDATION

Lord Whitty (John Lawrence Whitty) has been appointed chairman of the Road Safety Foundation, taking over from Lord Dubs who has led the charity since 2007. Larry Whitty became a Life Peer in 1996.  From 2001 to 2005 he served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State...

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UK’S MAJOR ROAD NETWORK: TIME TO MAKE IT SAFE

UK’S MAJOR ROAD NETWORK: TIME TO MAKE IT SAFE

Changes to the Highways Agency are a "once-in-a-generation" opportunity to put safety at the centre of investment in England's strategic road network (SRN), according to a report by the Road Safety Foundation, out today. The Infrastructure Bill has now started...

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MEASURING TO MANAGE – 2013 RESULTS

MEASURING TO MANAGE – 2013 RESULTS

TRACKING THE SAFETY OF BRITAIN'S MAJOR ROAD NETWORK The government has recognised Britain is falling behind other countries and announced the "biggest ever upgrade of our existing roads worth up to £50bn over the next generation". With road crashes costing 2% of GDP,...

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ENGINEERING A SAFER FUTURE

ENGINEERING A SAFER FUTURE

Simple attention to safety engineering detail has resulted in extraordinary cuts in road deaths and serious injuries, according to the latest tracking survey by the Road Safety Foundation. Fatal and serious injury crashes on just 10 stretches of treated road fell by...

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RSF COMMENT ON ROAD CASUALTIES 2011

RSF COMMENT ON ROAD CASUALTIES 2011

Today government announced the first road casualty increase since 2003 despite a levelling off in vehicle traffic levels. Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain: 2011 shows that the annual number of people killed in road accidents increased by 3% from 1,850 in 2010...

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