UKGRS are pleased to announce new releases across multiple online training solutions.
The Advanced Pack (Mobile Web-Based Defensive Driver Training) is now also available in the following Country & Languages:
United Arab Emirates – Hindi (UAE), Urdu
The following Countries for Hazard Perception 360, Hazard Perception 2.0 and DDT Global 21 Pack have been available in their native language, but are now for the first time also available in the Englishlanguage:
As of today the content is now available in the following number of Countries and Languages:
Hazard Perception: 72 Countries & 108 Languages
Defensive Driver Training “Global 21 Pack”: 74 Countries & 117 Languages
Advanced Defensive Driver Training 6-Pack: 33 Countries & 60 Languages
Powered Two-Wheeler Training: 30 Countries & 38 Languages
For further information or a free demonstration of any of the online solutions please call us on +44 (0) 844 704 5244 or +44 (0) 1452 349283
Road Safety GB report that police officers from 28 countries across Europe conducted more than a million breath tests earlier this summer, in a week long campaign coordinated by TIPSOL.
TISPOL’s drink-drive enforcement operation (1-7 June) resulted in 17,006 drink-drive offences from 1,124,163 roadside breath tests. Motorists were also checked for drugs, and 2,764 offences were detected.
The figures equate to around one in every 65 drivers tested, proportionately fewer than the two previous years. Like-for-like figures from 2014 show 18,391 offences from 1,168,631 breath tests which equates to around one in every 63 drivers tested. And for 2013 the figures show 14,557 offences from 869,473 breath tests, around one in every 59 drivers tested.
Aidan Reid, TISPOL president, said: “These figures show that there are still people who think it’s acceptable to drink and drive.
“Officers across Europe will continue to target drink-drivers all year round, so if you choose to take a risk by driving after drinking alcohol, then we will find you and bring you to justice because we will not tolerate the risk you pose to yourself and to other innocent road users who may be in your way.”
UK Global Road Safety have been awarded placement on the prestigious Innovation Trail at the Safety & Health Expo at the London ExCeL centre June 16th – 18th 2015.
Our exhibtion stand will be on the innovation trail and will be sign posted within the event guide and the z-cards as showcasing genuine innovation.
By following the Innovation Trail through the whole of the Protection & Management Series across ExCeL enables visitors to view new, innovative products from all the world’s leading manufacturers.
Being positioned on the Innovation Trail ensures UK Global Road Safety remains a leader in our area of specialisation and shows potential customers we have something that is a global leader that contributes to casualty reduction through road crashes for UK, European and Global based organisations.
Updates and advice to motorists on abolition of the counterpart to the photocard driving licence.
From 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA. The counterpart was introduced to display driving licence details that could not be included on the photocard. These details include some vehicle categories you are entitled to drive and any endorsement/penalty points.
Please note, this does not affect photocard licences issued by DVA in Northern Ireland.
A new parent’s guide to children’s car seats has been published by Road Safety GB to coincide with 2015 UN Global Road Safety Week.
The 12-page guide, ‘Car Safe Kids’, has been produced by Child Seat Safety and contains full answers to frequently asked questions, a series of key tips and other important information, and – produced in partnership with Which? – a 10-point checklist to fitting child car seats safely.
Claire Waterhouse, director of Child Seat Safety, said: “With more that 40 years’ combined experience in road safety we have lost count of the number of times we have provided parents with essential life-saving information about their children’s car seats that they just didn’t know before.
“We check nearly 2,000 child car seats in vehicles every year and find over half have faults, many of which could be simply corrected or avoided.
“Car Safe Kids is designed to be a help and guide for parents-to-be and the 50% of parents whose children’s car seats have faults.
“It will be made available at all of our check-it and enforcement events, and to local authorities, schools, nurseries, doctors’ surgeries and others interested in helping parents through the car seat ‘minefield’.”
The guide is available at 40p per copy for quantities over 1,000 and 45p for smaller quantities (both prices plus p&p). Contact Child Seat Safety for more information or to order.
– See more at: http://www.roadsafetygb.org.uk/news/4346.html#sthash.nvsGbGGH.dpuf
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Why not visit UKGRS at the Safety & Health Expo 2015 at London’s ExCeL 16th – 18th June, register for free admission by clicking here.
The first pan-European 24-hour speeding enforcement crackdown resulted in police issuing more than 120,000 penalties.
TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network based in London, UK, said the “marathon” took place earlier this month and so far 17 out of 22 participating countries have provided data.
A total of 4,352,234 vehicles were checked during the 24 hours. Of the 122,581 speeding offences, 116,479 were detected by police officers, with 6,102 detections using automatic devices.
Police in Germany issued the most of any national police force, handing out 91,262 summons.
In Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region, around 14,700 police officers were stationed at 8,700 locations.
The decision to carry out a nationwide crackdown was made in May at a conference of Germany’s interior ministers. North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state, has seen a larger-than-average fall in the number of people killed or injured on its roads since last year, when it implemented the speeding crackdown.
The region’s interior minister Ralf Jäger said that every third fatality on the roads is the victim of speeding. “That is what we are mobilising against,” he said.
Other countries that provided data are: Cyprus (350 offences); Estonia (396); Finland (4,387); Hungary (4,928); Croatia (2,185); Ireland (857) Italy (5,561); Luxembourg (344); Lithuania (1,978); Latvia (807); Malta (7); Norway (918); Netherlands (2,366); Portugal (1,349); Slovakia (2,145); Slovenia (1,225) and Serbia (2,370).
Last year, 27,500 people died in road collisions throughout the European Union.World Highways reported last month that road deaths fell by just 1% across all 28 Member States of the EU last year, according to data released by the European Commission. In its recently announced new three-year strategic plan, TISPOL reaffirmed its commitment to the European Union’s road death reduction target of 50% by 2020.
Tragedy marred the Easter holiday period as the national road death toll over the long weekend reached 14 last night.
Image courtesy and credit to Cars Guide
The figure was a “sad indictment” on the state’s road users, Queensland Road Policing Command inspector Ivan Sikorsky said at a press conference yesterday. “Every one of our fatals at the present moment was avoidable,” he said, citing alcohol, driver behaviour and speeding as contributing factors.
Despite NSW police ramping up their social media campaign #sharetosurvive, and appeals for slower driving speeds in wet and windy conditions, three people have been killed on the state’s roads since Thursday.
An eight-year-old girl was killed and her nine-year-old brother was left fighting for his life after a crash in wet conditions on the NSW central coast on Saturday night. “We have a family that has been torn apart,” said NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol commander, Assistant Commissioner John Hartley.
The family, including the mother of the children and their grandmother, who was driving, were reportedly returning from a day trip to the Royal Easter Show in Sydney. The Holden Astra the children were travelling in spun out of control in heavy rain at Doyalson, colliding with a ute.
Monday 1 June to Sunday 7 June 2015 – the week when children are placed firmly centre stage. When an incredible range of professions and organisations, as well as families, carers and the media all do their bit to keep children safe from the pain of serious accidents. Run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust, it’s fun, it’s engaging and it gets results – three quarters of parents report that they’ve learnt something new and will do something different as a result of Child Safety Week.