RoadSafe News – October 2023

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In the October issue...

International news


Monitoring Progress in Urban Road Safety

Cities in this network improve their urban road safety performance by sharing data, experience and knowledge and learning from each other.   Read more...


56th CIECA Congress 2024 - Call for Papers

CIECA calls for papers and opens the doors of its main annual event to all organizations around the globe interested in contributing to the improvement of road safety not only in Europe but worldwide.  Read more...


'Make a Statement' Campaign

Make a Safety Statement is a call under the #streetsforlife global message of the New Decade of Action for Road Safety to halve the number of victims on the roads.  Read more...

UK news


2022 Annual Report: Road casualties in Great Britain

The DfT unveil the final 2022 road casualty data for GB. The figures show that 29,742 people were killed or seriously injured on our roads last year.  Read more...

Driving at work


Managing road risk: Leadership and Business benefits

Amanda Burch, Managing Director at ATA Sameday, speaks to Dr Neale Kinnear, Head of Behavioural Science at Humn, about approaching risk management.  Read more...


Research into Drivers’ Hours and Working Time

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published a report by TRL that has investigated research surrounding the management of driver fatigue through the regulatory framework of drivers’ hours and working time.   Read more...


The Importance of Load Security

Driving for Better Business highlights the importance of load security, supporting the recently updated load security guidance from DVSA.  Read more...

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV)


UK’s first automated and zero emission bus trial

A single-decker bus with both automated driving and zero tailpipe emissions has been on trial on the roads in Oxfordshire in a landmark UK trial.  Read more...


Acute and Chronic Impacts of Vehicle Automation

This briefing paper prepared by PACTS Road User Behaviour Working Party, led by Professor David Crundall, and written by Dr Nick Reed, brings to focus on the risks which remain and proposes ways to mitigate them.  Read more...

Young drivers


UN & JCDecaux launch Global Road Safety campaign

The United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Road Safety, Mr Jean Todt, and Jean-Charles Decaux, co-CEO of JCDecaux, have launched a new UN Global Road Safety campaign to address road traffic crashes, which are the leading cause of death for people aged 5 to 29 around the world.   Read more...

Safer vehicles


Drivers fail to check their tyres

More than 4 in 5 drivers in the UK admit to never checking their tyres   Read more...


TyreSafe Launches “Safe and Save” Campaign

TyreSafe Launches “Safe and Save” Campaign, As Tyre Safety Month Aims to Keep Motorists Safe, Save Money, and Mitigate Risks  Read more...


2023 TyreSafe Briefing

The Tyre Safe Briefing, hosted by TyreSafe is now available to view. It is the tyre safety charity’s premier event of the year and invites all tyre and road safety stakeholders to join the campaign to raise awareness of the importance of regular tyre checks.  Read more...

Safer roads


New Guide to Empower Creation of Road Safety Data Coalitions in Africa

The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (the Alliance) and the International Road Federation (IRF), with the support of the Total Energies Foundation program, are pleased to release the LEARN Guide, a new resource of information and support to empower road safety advocates globally.  Read more...


iRAP receives Google support to deploy Artificial Intelligence

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI), iRAP’s Star Rating for Schools and AiRAP partnerships will be scaled up to provide 3-star or better journeys to school.  Read more...

Safer drivers


Multifaceted approach could help end distracted driving

A multifaceted approach could help end distracted driving, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows.  Read more...

Motorcycle safety


New road safety charter,to keep motorcycle couriers safe.

Transport for London has teamed up with leading delivery companies to launch a new road safety charter, in a bid to keep motorcycle couriers safe on the capital’s roads.  Read more...


Motorcycle Safety

Riding a motorcycle down the open highway is a unique pleasure until a distracted driver makes a reckless mistake. At high speeds, a situation can quickly turn perilous for motorcyclists.  Read more...

Speed management


New anti-braking speed cameras

New devices will penalise drivers who attempt to avoid fines by braking harshly to slow down for speed cameras then speed back up too quickly after passing them.  Read more...


20mph speed limit across Wales

The Welsh Government is introducing a default 20mph speed limit on “restricted roads” across Wales.   Read more...

Alcohol and drugs


Drug driving problem among young drivers

New research suggests that more than one-in-four young drivers have driven under the influence of illegal drugs or been a passenger where the driver has taken illegal drugs, within the 24-hour period beforehand.  Read more...

Forthcoming events

Delivering The Safe System Approach – 2 October 2023

Road Safety Management and Standards – 3 October 2023

ADINJC & Intelligent Instructor National Conference & Expo – 8 October 2023

Collision Investigation Training – 10 October 2023

NETS 2023 Annual Strength IN Numbers® Fleet Safety Benchmark Conference – 10 October 2023

Safety Challenges in Road Vehicle Automation – 18 October 2023

EU Road Safety Exchange II Launch Event – 18 October 2023

ICE Live – 18 October 2023

Delivering the Safe System Approach – 23 October 2023

Where are we with self-driving vehicles? – 7 November 2023

2023 National Road Safety Conference – 15 November 2023

Brake’s Road Safety Week – 19 November 2023

Driving Instructors Association conference 2023 – 24 November 2023

Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards 2023 – 12 December 2023

56th CIECA General Assembly and Congress – 7 March 2024


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