Road Safety

The Highway Code: 8 changes you need to know from 29 January 2022

Rules for all types of road users will be updated in The Highway Code to improve the safety of people walking, cycling and riding horses. The changes follow a public consultation on a review of The Highway Code to improve road safety for people walking, cycling and riding horses. This ran from July to October 2020, […]

Personalised Driver Training – How real-life data now underpins long-lasting behaviour change.

Here and now Health and Safety law states, unambiguously, that you need to assess the risk of everyone who drives for work. It explicitly highlights people who drive their own vehicle for work and those in the gig economy. What’s more, once a risk is assessed, an employer must do everything ‘reasonably practicable’ to protect […]

Five reasons why Health and Safety and the driving task go together

Reason One: Employers, and employees, have defined legal health and safety responsibilities Under the Health and Safety Act 1974 in Great Britain, every business must operate a health and safety system. If you have fewer than five employees, you don’t have to write down your health and safety policy, but you must still have one. […]

Proposed changes to The Highway Code published

In 2021 it was announced that The Highway Code will be updated following the input of thousands of drivers, motoring groups and transport organisations in an effort to make UK roads safer. Proposed changes are now available to view on the GOV.UK website  https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1037306/table-of-change-to-the-highway-code.pdf Key updates include: Strengthened pedestrian priority on pavements and when crossing or […]

Road Safety Week 2021: Teach road safety awareness in schools

TTC Group, of which Licence Bureau is a part, calls on Government to introduce road safety training into National Curriculum. TTC Group, the UK’s leading road safety education provider is calling on the Government to introduce road safety training on to the National School Curriculum ahead of Road Safety Week 2021. Brake, the road safety […]

Health and Safety Executive – New Driving for Work Guidance

The Health and Safety Executive has launched its updated guidance for Driving and Riding Safely for work The updated guidance on work-related road risk has been issued to clear up confusion over where responsibility for legal compliance lies when employees use personal vehicles as part of their job. The move is a result of the growing gig […]

Drink Driving Convictions

If drivers are found guilty of drink driving, they could be imprisoned, banned from driving and face a fine.   The actual penalty they may receive is decided by the magistrates who hear the case, and depends on the details of your offence. Drivers may be eligible to reduce their driving ban by completing one of […]

Reported road casualties in Great Britain: provisional estimates year ending June 2020

There were an estimated 1,580 road deaths in the year ending June 2020 which includes three months of the national lockdown. This is a decrease of 14% compared to the previous year. This change is statistically significant at the 95% confidence level. There were 131,220 casualties of all severities in the year ending June 2020, […]

Drink driving taking stock, moving forward

Tackling drink driving is often cited as a major road safety success story. Since the link between alcohol consumption and traffic collision risk was first established in 1964, drink drive casualties have greatly reduced and public attitudes changed fundamentally. In the UK, this is attributed to long-term public education and awareness campaigns, backed by a […]