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The Lord Provost's Road Safety Award Ceremony

The Lord Provost presented over 60 schools with the prestigious Lord Provost’s Road Safety Award in the City Chambers.

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Urban Rider

The Urban Rider course is aimed at businesses to make drivers more cycle aware and for anyone wishing to improve their cycling skills.

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Think Before You Step Out

The Go Safe Glasgow Road Safety Partnership has launched a new road safety campaign aimed at pedestrians.

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Glasgow publishes findings of school bus signage research

This study evaluated Glasgow City Council’s enhanced school bus signage pilot.

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Time Travellers come to Easterhouse

Glasgow City Council's  Older Pedestrian campaign hits the road.  

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Drink Drive App launched

Go Safe Glasgow launch a new drink drink drive app.

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MOT changes on the way?

Motor industry organisations have expressed concerns about extending the period before a vehicle’s first MOT.

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Crackdown on speeding motorists in Scotland.

MOTORISTS caught driving at just over the speed limit are to be targeted in a new police crackdown.

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Road casualties increase across Scotland.

ROAD deaths in Scotland are up for the first time in eight years.

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Google Cars - How Safe?

Google Inc. has revealed that its self-driving cars have been in 11 minor traffic accidents since it began experimenting with the technology six years ago.

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Geographical Variation of KSIs

Progress in cutting death and injury on UK roads over the past five years has “varied dramatically”, with big national and regional variations, according to new analysis published by the RAC Foundation, PACTS and Road Safety Analysis.

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Trip Down Memory Lane Just the Ticket for Glasgow's Elderly Pedestrians

Thousands of older people in Glasgow will enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane this month as part of a road safety awareness campaign. Elderly groups from across the city have been invited to participate in the two week-long campaign that will take them back in time.

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Van drivers urged to take care on the road.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has launched a campaign to encourage van operators to keep their drivers and other road users safe by taking better care of their vehicles.

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New drug drive legislation comes into force from 2 March 2015 in England and Wales

New drug drive legislation comes into force from 2 March 2015 in England and Wales

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More drivers texting than calling.

DfT report highlights more drivers now texting than making phone calls.

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Scottish drink drive offences down during Festive Season.

The number of drivers in Scotland caught over the drink drive limit over the festive period was 19% lower than the previous year.

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None for the Road

New drink drive campaign launched in Glasgow

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Road deaths increase by 3% in UK to year ending June 2014

Road deaths increase by 3% in UK to year ending June 2014

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Road signs revamp.

The DfT is to introduce new road signs using both imperial and metric measurements following a consultation into the country’s traffic signing system which has been in use since 1964.

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Glasgow Drives Safe.

'Drive Safe - Its Your Business’ targets businesses in the city.

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Road casualties down in Scotland for 2013

Final casualty figures for 2013 confirm that the number of people killed and injured on Scotland’s roads last year fell by 10% to the the lowest level since records began.

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Farewell Tax Disc.

From 1st October 2014, the paper tax disc will no longer be issued or required to be displayed on a vehicle windscreen. The Government has made this change in the law to reduce their administration costs.

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Lord Provost launches schools road safety award.

A road safety awards scheme aimed at Glasgow’s school children has been launched by the city’s Lord Provost in the City Chambers.

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Bad Driving Habits Revealed.

DRIVERS' worst habits on the nation's fastest roads have been revealed in new research, which shows that motorists admit to eating, drinking and reaching into the footwell at speeds of up to 70mph.

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Road casualaties increase in GB.

The latest road casualty statistics published yesterday (7 August) show a year on year increase for the 12 months ending March 2014 – and a sharp hike in Q1 2014 casualties compared with Q1 2013.

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DVLA publishes response to ADI consultation

The DVLA has published its interim response to its consultation regarding ‘modernising driver training’ and the introduction of a simpler grading structure for approved driving instructors which came into effect on 7 April.

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Van drivers are more likely to be involved in collisions due to tiredness and tailgating rather than speeding

New report from Road Safety Analysis has been compiled in conjunxtion with AXA Business Insurance.

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School travel survey results published

A SURVEY funded by Transport Scotland found the majority of kids are getting to school under their own steam.  

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Traffic Lights to stay red for longer

Traffic lights to stay red for longer... to give Britain's growing number of OAPs time to cross the road

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HSE Publish Driving at Work Guidelines

The Health and Safety Executive has recently published an updated version of its Driving At Work Guidelines many organisations are concerned about ensuring they have appropriate driving for work policies. The HSE badging endorsing the document should add weight to persuading business to have this embedded into their overall health and safety policies and practices Drive Safe Glasgow. To download the document go to 

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Young Drivers are over confident.

Seventy-one per cent of young drivers think they are better than the average driver, according to survey by Vision Critical and road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).1 Yet they are 2.5 times more likely to be involved in a serious crash.

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RoSPA Revamps Child Car Seat Website.

RoSPA has revamped its child car seats website which gives advice to parents and carers on the safest way for children to travel in cars.   The website receives around 4,500 visits every day and is a trusted source of safety information for anyone needing advice about child car restraints. The re-design was funded by the DfT.    

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Young drivers don't check their tyres

Young drivers are at a greater risk of being involved in a tyre related accident through a lack of regular tyre maintenance, according to a survey commissioned by RoadSafe partners TyreSafe and ingenie the young driver insurer.

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No hiding place

From the 7 November EU Member States will exchange information on drivers who commit traffic offences abroad, including the four “big killers” that cause 75% of road fatalities – speeding, running traffic lights, failure to use seatbelts and drink driving. This information exchange will ensure that foreign offenders can be pursued and punished across borders. It further improves the consistent enforcement of road safety rules throughout the EU by ensuring equal treatment of offenders.

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Scottish road casualties down in 2012

Annual road casualty figures published by Transport Scotland show that while overall road deaths in Scotland fell by 6% in 2012, there was an increase in pedestrian and cyclist casualties.

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Cycle and drink drive casualties rise

The DfT’s annual road casualty report confirms that in 2012 the number of casualties and fatalities fell for all types of road users except pedal cyclists.

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Zero tolerance approach to drug driving

Plans for a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to drug driving have been unveiled by the Government.

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AXA RoadSafe Schools report published

Road safety experts alarmed by increase in road traffic casualties among children under eight – girls in particular – following the release today of the AXA RoadSafe ‘Facts about road accidents and children’ report.

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ASA rejects complaint by anti-camera group

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected a complaint against a phrase used on the Scottish Safety Camera Programme Office (SSCPO) website that said “cameras save lives”.

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Best foot forward

There is a great deal of information collected about casualties on Great Britain’s roads and this is analysed on a regular basis by the Department for Transport, local authorities and police forces.

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Government to overhaul young driver rules!

Young drivers could benefit from improved training and lower insurance premiums as the government confirmed its intention to launch a green paper on improving the safety and reducing risks to young drivers.

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World Health Organisation publish global road safety status report

Only 28 countries, covering 7% of the world’s population, have comprehensive road safety laws on all five key risk factors: drinking and driving, speeding, and failing to use motorcycle helmets, seat-belts, and child restraints.

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The Real DC promotes safe driving.

The Scottish Government and Road Safety Scotland (part of Transport Scotland) have joined forces with Formula 1 racing driver David Coulthard for their latest national road safety campaign.

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SatNav to ease congestion in our cities

The 10m Euro Compass4D project has been designed to take the frustration out of the rush-hour commute.

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Bikeability Goes Live!

We are pleased to announce that an additional section has been added to the Go Safe Glasgow website. This section of the site is dedicated to promoting cycle training across the City.

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Older pedestrians and alcohol - a lethal cocktail

Nearly half of all middle-aged pedestrians killed in London road accidents were impaired by alcohol, a study has revealed.

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Drivers could be made to learn for a year!

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is calling for a range of measures to address the casualty problem among young, newly qualified drivers according to the BBC.

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Blinking speed monitor helps road safety

A Japanese company has developed an eyelid monitor, which is designed to detect when a driver is drowsy and should therefore take a break.

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Safety cameras are a good idea!

82% of people now say it is acceptable for local authorities to use safety cameras, but 45% think that raising income is still a main reason for their use, according to an IAM survey.

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Committee critical of Government's handling of road safety

Road Safety GB, PACTS, RoSPA and the IAM have all moved swiftly to back the Transport Committee’s call for the “Government to step up and provide stronger leadership on road safety”.

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Driving tests brought closer to home with partnership deal

Driving tests could soon be available from branches of Halfords under plans announced today (10 July) by Road Safety Minister Mike Penning.

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Mobile phones and driving - 3M make it their business

Since introducing a ban on the use of mobile phones whilst driving,3M has monitored employees’ attitudes on an annual basis.

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Enforcement biggest deterrent to bad driving

Half of motorists disagree with a government proposal to increase fixed penalty notices from £60 to £90, according to research by the IAM.

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Teen girls driving danger.

Teen girls are twice as likely as boys to use cellphones and other electronic devices while driving, according to researchers who analyzed in-car video clips of American teen drivers’ behavior.

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Pedestrian air bag car launched.

Lane detection, blind-spot sensors, pedestrian detection system... Volvo has long been synonymous with protecting humans in cars.

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Driving Standards Agency launch new computer generated hazard-perception clips

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) has launched a new set of computer generated clips that they have loaded on to You Tube for those interested to preview.

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Drivers urged to 'Make Glasgow Smile'

The partnership employs various methods to reduce vehicle speeds through publicity, engineering or the last resort when all else fails enforcement.

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