More than 200 people dealt with as result of clampdown on dangerous drivers

More than 200 people have either been arrested or given a ticket as part of a week of action to clamp down on dangerous drivers in Lancashire. The county’s police force says the week of surge activity was all about its most vulnerable road users – namely children, the elderly, pedestrians, mobility device users, horse-riders, […]

Video explains how Jenoptik average speed cameras change driver behaviour

The road safety platform Project EDWARD has issued a new video promoting the value of targeted speed enforcement reducing casualties across Devon and Cornwall. Project EDWARD, which stands for Every Day Without A Road Death, promotes an evidence-led, ‘safe system’ approach to deliver a road traffic system free from death and serious injury. In the […]

GoSafe reveals speeding threshold in Welsh 20mph zones

The Welsh road casualty reduction partnership GoSafe has revealed drivers will not be punished for driving above the new 20mph standard residential speed limit until they are caught driving at 26mph or more. The new lower limits were introduced across Wales on Sunday 17 September, with enforcement being introduced to support compliance. On its website […]

Irish minister to learn average speed lessons from Scotland

Ireland’s Justice Minister Helen McEntee is to travel to Scotland to find out more about how average speed cameras have been used to make roads safer in the country. Talking to journalists at Ireland’s National Ploughing Championships, Ms McEntee called the summer “really awful” when it comes to road deaths.  “We need to do everything […]

Welsh minister predicts 20mph limit “tweaks”

The minister responsible for transport in Wales is admitting there will be “tweaks” to the default 20mph speed limit introduced across the country’s residential roads this week. Deputy Minister for Climate Change Lee Waters MS said he had “no doubt” there would be adjustments in the coming months. He told ITV News “People are anxious […]

Legal paperwork complete for persistent evader database launch

A one-man mission to properly identify motorists who ignore motoring legislation has come a step closer to success with the final legal paperwork approved to set up the National Persistent Evader Database. Alan Wood has spent ten years setting up the scheme which is the country’s only centralised database of offending vehicle behaviour data from […]

Ireland authorises increased use of speed detection cameras

The use of speed detection cameras operating on Irish roads is to increase by 20% following agreement between Minister for Justice Helen McEntee and Irish Police force, the Garda, Commissioner Drew Harris to increase funding for GoSafe speed cameras. An additional €1.2 million (just over a million pounds) is to be allocated towards GoSafe, which […]

Statistics show big fall in fatalities on roads with speed cameras

A study in New York has found that speeding, injuries, and traffic fatalities declined in areas with speed cameras during the first year of 24/7 enforcement. The US has been behind the UK in embracing automated enforcement, so the effects of new schemes are analysed carefully there. NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez said […]

Drivers complain of ULEZ fines after inadvertently using fake payment sites

Drivers into London have told how they have been fined hundreds of pounds by Transport for London after paying Ultra Low Emission Zone fees on sites which turned out to be run by fraudsters. The BBC has spoken to several people who fell for the scams, including one man who had to pay more than […]

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