Police using Google Street View-style cars to spy on motorists – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 6th, 2009 in news, police, road safety by sally

“Police are resorting to vehicles resembling Google’s Street View cars to catch motorists breaking the law.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2009

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Outrage at ruling on helmets for cyclists – The Independent

Posted March 16th, 2009 in bicycles, news, road safety by sally

“Britain’s cyclists reacted in uproar yesterday to a High Court ruling that they can be blamed for their injuries if they don’t wear a helmet – even if the accident itself was caused by someone else.”

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The Independent, 16th March 2009

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Rural speed limits may be reduced to 50mph – The Independent

Posted March 9th, 2009 in news, road safety by sally

“Speed limits on most single-carriageway roads in rural areas could be cut from 60mph to 50mph under a Government plan to cut the number of deaths in car accidents.”

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The Independent, 9th March 2009

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Novice drivers face a ban for one speeding offence – The Times

Posted November 21st, 2008 in news, road safety, road traffic offences by sally

“Novice drivers could face an automatic ban after a single speeding offence, and would have to retake their tests, under proposals for a tightening of road safety laws.”

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The Times, 21st November 2008

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MPs demand action on road deaths – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2008 in news, road safety by sally

“Lower speed limits and a tougher enforcement of drink-driving laws are needed to cut the number of road deaths, MPs have said.”

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BBC News, 29th October 2008

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Father given suspended sentence after daughter’s quad bike death – The Guardian

Posted October 20th, 2008 in homicide, news, road safety, sentencing by sally

“The father of a seven-year-old girl killed in a head-on collision while riding a quad bike was today given a nine-month suspended jail term after admitting his daughter’s manslaughter.”

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The Guardian, 20th October 2008

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Crackdown on those who don’t use seatbelts

Posted September 16th, 2008 in consultations, news, penalties, road safety by sally

“The Home Office has launched a consultation into increasing the fixed penalty for those who fail to wear a seatbelt.”

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Home Office, 15th September 2008

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Road Safety Act 2006: Implementation of Sections 20 and 21 – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 19th, 2008 in circulars, news, road safety by sally

“A circular providing an overview of the new offences of causing death by careless driving and causing death by driving when unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured, which will be implemented on 18 August 2008.”

Circular 2008/03: Road Safety Act 2006: Implementation of Sections 20 and 21 (PDF)

Ministry of Justice, 18th August 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Road safety: Impose total alcohol ban for teenage drivers, says chief medical officer – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2008 in alcohol abuse, news, road safety by sally

“A zero drink-driving limit should be imposed on all drivers under 20, the chief medical officer recommended yesterday, saying that such a ban would save lives.”

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The Guardian, 15th july 2008

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Seatbelt law anniversary marked with grim statistics – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2008 in news, road safety by sally

“About 370 people die in road crashes in Britain each year because they fail to wear a seatbelt, safety campaigners said today.”

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The Guardian, 31st January 2008

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Village wants to digitally disappear – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 6th, 2007 in news, road safety, satellite navigation by sally

“A small English village has asked a provider of GPS data to take it off the map. Villagers said that dangerous truck traffic has rocketed in the tiny town since GPS use became ubiquitous.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th December 2007

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Speed penalty point plan attacked – BBC News

Posted November 19th, 2007 in news, road safety, road traffic offences by sally

“Plans to increase penalty points for speeding motorists could ‘criminalise’ a large section of the UK’s workforce, driving instructors have warned.”

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BBC News, 19th November 2007

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Penalty points double for speeding drivers – The Times

Posted November 9th, 2007 in news, road safety, road traffic offences by sally

“Motorists face being banned from driving for only two speeding offences under a government plan to double the fixed penalty for exceeding the limit by a wide margin, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 9th November 2007

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Family wins £110,000 for skid death – The Times

Posted November 6th, 2007 in compensation, news, road safety by sally

“The family of a motorcyclist who died after skidding on a patch of diesel on a country road has been awarded £110,000 in compensation in one of the first claims of its kind in Britain.”

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The Times, 6th November 2007

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Home Office minister fined for using his mobile while driving – The Times

Posted November 5th, 2007 in news, road safety by sally

“A Home Office minister who has regularly campaigned on road safety was fined and had his licence endorsed yesterday after being convicted of driving while talking on his mobile telephone.”

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The Times, 3rd November 2007

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Employers face prosecution over crashes involving company car drivers – The Times

Posted October 25th, 2007 in corporate manslaughter, insurance, news, road safety by sally

“Companies that fail to make sure that their employees drive safely face prosecution under a new campaign by police to reduce the 1,000 fatal crashes a year involving work vehicles.”

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The Times, 25th October 2007

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Expanded Highway Code tells learners to drive with courtesy – The Independent

Posted September 28th, 2007 in news, road safety, road traffic by sally

“For the first time in eight years an updated version of the Highway Code has been released, with 133 pages to cover 29 new road rules and a plethora of safety tips.”

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The Independent, 28th September 2007

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Driving licence age set to rise, report says – The Guardian

Posted August 6th, 2007 in driving licences, news, road safety by sally

“The minimum legal driving age could be raised to 18 in an attempt to cut the number of deaths caused by young and inexperienced drivers, it was reported today.”

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The Guardian, 6th August 2007

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Elderly motorists face extra tests to keep licences – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 23rd, 2007 in elderly, news, road safety by sally

“New curbs could be introduced on older drivers under plans being considered by the Department for Transport.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd July 2007

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MPs want to raise solo driving age to 18 – Reuters

Posted July 19th, 2007 in news, road safety by sally

“Young drivers should be banned from driving alone before they are 18, in an attempt to reduce deaths on the roads, an influential group of MPs said on Thursday.”

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Reuters, 19th July 2007

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