End of the road for grey speed cameras

All working speed cameras will be yellow by October 2016.

  • government announces common sense approach to speed cameras on motorways
  • working speed cameras to be yellow by October 2016
  • move follows a review of cameras to ensure they are visible and motorists are not unfairly penalise

Every working speed camera on the strategic road network will be yellow within a year, the government has announced today, 14 November 2015.

Ministers ordered a review of speed camera policy on motorways earlier this year and Highways England has today confirmed their plan to increase the visibility of all speed cameras on the network.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said:

We are on the side of honest motorists. I’ve always been clear that cameras should be visible and get used for safety rather than revenue raising. This move is about applying common sense to our roads. Speed cameras should make journeys safer rather than lead to dangerous braking. I’m delighted Highways England have agreed to meet our timetable to achieve this.

There are approximately 200 camera sites on England’s motorways, some of which contain multiple cameras. Existing guidelines already make clear that where cameras are used on the strategic road network signs must be put up to alert drivers. This latest move will ensure maximum visibility of the cameras themselves.

The majority of colour changes will take place during standard renewal of speed camera units alongside other planned work to minimise the cost. Units which are not due to be upgraded within this time frame will be made yellow.

Highways England will be monitoring its camera sites to address any impact the change in colour has for drivers.

Highways England Chief Executive Jim O’Sullivan said:

We also are on the side of common sense, and aim to provide a good service to road users. While we understand speed cameras are not popular, they play a valuable role in enhancing safety, smoothing traffic flow and reducing congestion for millions of motorists who use our roads. We use cameras for safety and traffic management only when other more popular solutions like engineering are not adequate to tackle particular problems on our network.

Read more ….https://www.gov.uk/government/news/end-of-the-road-for-grey-speed-cameras

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Speeding – do you have a company policy?

Car Wheel - SmallRoad safety charity Brake is urging all employers with staff who drive for work to implement policies and procedures to ensure their drivers are fully aware of the dangers of speeding.

The plea follows a report published by Brake which found that two in five organisations don’t have a policy on speeding. It also suggests that a third of company speed policies don’t apply to senior management.

Brake says ensuring drivers travel at a safe and sensible speed is one of ‘the most important’ ways in which fleet managers can make their fleets safer.

The report is based on an online survey of fleet managers from 131 organisations, working with nearly 26,000 vehicles and 40,000 people who drive for work.

The report also expresses concern about the lack of training given to employees about speeding. 17% of the companies surveyed do not ‘train, assess or educate drivers on speed’, while less that half (44%) have internal communications about speed.

Dr Tom Fisher, Brake’s senior research and communication officer, said: “It is worrying that many employers are lacking a coherent ‘speed strategy’. Our research shows that many companies can and should do more.

“This would help prevent the devastating impact of road death and injury, but also save companies money through reduced insurance premiums and improve their reputation within the community.”

UKGRS can supply specific targeted online training modules to assist in getting this message across.  A dedicated module that examines one of the most common mistakes made on the road today, speeding, can be quickly and easily assigned to individuals, small groups or across an entire organisation.

In the module participants learn: how speeding affects the control over a vehicle, how it affects total stopping distance and why the ‘other driver’ on the road should be taken into consideration.

Please call 0844 704 5244 for further information on addressing this risk with online training.

Motorcycle Training – Looming & Motion Camouflage

Looming, motion camouflage, the problem of breaking up the solid silhouette of the bike by using multiple colours which (whisper it) may include a hi-vis vest and day riding lights, and the need to move the bike across the background to be detected!


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Updates to the Online Training Programme

Training Module ImageUKGRS are pleased to announce new releases across multiple online training solutions.

  1. The Advanced Pack (Mobile Web-Based Defensive Driver Training) is now also available in the following Country & Languages:
  • United Arab Emirates – Hindi (UAE), Urdu
  1. 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:
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Mexico

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

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Summer Drink Drive Campaign Across Europe


Photo from Road Safety GB

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.”

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UK Global Road Safety announce new releases across multiple online driver training solutions


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UK Global Road Safety is pleased to announce new releases across multiple online driver training solutions.

  1. Hazard Perception is now available for the following generic regions:
  • General Asia (Left) – English
  • General Asia (Right) – English
  • General Europe – English
  • General Africa (Left) – English & French
  1. The following Countries for Hazard Perception have been available in their native language(s), but are now for the first time also available in the English language:
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • South America
  • Spain
  • Sweden

As of 16th July 2015, Online content is now available in the following number of Countries and Languages:

  • Hazard Perception: 72 Countries & 103 Languages
  • Defensive Driver Training “Global 21 Pack”: 74 Countries & 117 Languages
  • Advanced Defensive Driver Training 6-Pack: 33 Countries & 58 Languages
  • Powered Two-Wheeler Training: 30 Countries & 38 Languages

UK Global Road Safety – Awarded placement on the Innovation Trail at Safety & Health Expo! – June 16th – 18th 2015

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.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

UK Global Road Safety – Stand M2155 – Safety & Health Expo Show


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Driving licence changes

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.

For full details of how this may impact you, your organisation and your drivers visit…https://www.gov.uk/government/news/driving-licence-changes


UK Global ROad Safety as part of their services offer a full on-line driver licence checking service that provides a portal for your organisation to review your drivers.

Visit – http://www.uk-global-roadsafety.com/driver-verification-licence-checks.php


New Parents Guide to Children’s Car Seats

car-safe-kidsA 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

Road Safety – Everyone’s Business

Why not visit UKGRS at the Safety & Health Expo 2015 at London’s ExCeL 16th – 18th June, register for free admission by clicking here.


TISPOL European speeding crackdown nets 120,000 tickets in 24 hours

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.


Read More…http://www.worldhighways.com/sections/general/news/tispol-european-speeding-crackdown-nets-120000-tickets-in-24-hours/