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World Day of Remembrance for crash victims

November 17th is the World Day of Remembrance for crash victims. RoadPeace would like to invite you to attend a service for the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims which is to be held at St James’s Church, Piccadilly, on Sunday 17th November at 2.30pm – 4.00pm. Join us in London @StJPiccadilly at 2.30pm on Sunday 17th November…

Chris Boardman on road danger

Chris Boardman is an exceptional ambassador for active travel. Charged by Manchester to transform the city into one of the greenest in Europe, Boardman is helping to plan and build a huge connected network of cycleways, but it’s when when he presents the case for active travel to the unconverted that he impresses the most. On Question Time this week…

EAVan: A pedal powered van to transform deliveries

A new design of pedal-powered van aims to radically transform the way deliveries are made in towns and cities. Driven in large part by the British enthusiasm for online shopping, the number of vans on our roads has increased by 59% since 2000 – double the growth rate for cars. No other country in Europe has our appetite for buying goods…

Cameras to catch drivers using mobile phones

A new type of roadside camera that catches drivers using a mobile phone behind the wheel has been launched by police in the Netherlands. During 18 months of testing, the system used so-called ‘machine learning’ to distinguish between a driver holding a phone and other objects. The cameras have now been installed at two locations in the Netherlands – the…

Pavement parking inaction by Government is slammed by Transport Committee

We find it profoundly regrettable that the Government has taken so long to take any action to deal with pavement parking. So says a recent report  by the parliament’s Transport Committee – a body appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of the Department for Transport. Their frustration is understandable. Fours years ago the…