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Lives still being put at risk despite increased penalties for drivers using phones

Police across Cleveland and Durham are taking part in a national a clampdown on drivers using their mobile phones, beginning Monday 22nd January. The week-long crackdown will take place ten months after the introduction of new legislation which means that drivers using a phone whilst at the wheel will receive six points on their licences [...]

2018-02-09T11:10:25+00:00February 9th, 2018|Police Cleveland, Police-Durham|

Grieving family warns against mixing drink and drugs with driving

The heartbroken family of a teenage girl who died at the hands of a drink and drug driver are throwing their support behind a road safety campaign to keep people safe this Christmas. Fun-loving student Lucy Pinder was tragically killed after enjoying a day out at Flamingo Land with friends. Her family said, at that [...]

2018-02-09T10:48:52+00:00December 20th, 2017|DRINK/DRUG DRIVING|

A&E doctors urge all pedal cyclists to wear helmets

Accident and emergency doctors at a North East Hospital are urging all pedal cyclists to wear good quality helmets after witnessing first hand the head and face injuries that can occur in bike collisions. The team of consultants at University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton are backing Road Safety GB North East’s cycling safety [...]

2017-09-08T15:59:51+01:00September 8th, 2017|CYCLING SAFETY|

Drivers urged to give cyclists space in new road safety campaign

Motorists are being urged to give cyclists more room when overtaking with the launch of a new road safety campaign designed to eradicate ‘close pass’ drivers. Road Safety GB North East (RSGB NE) is being joined by police, fire officers, and the Police and Crime Commissioners from both Cleveland and Durham, in the regional [...]

2017-07-28T16:44:10+01:00June 30th, 2017|CYCLING SAFETY, LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER|

Road safety group and police urge ‘stay focused on the road’

Road safety experts and police are urging motorists not to be distracted at the wheel of their cars as new legislation comes into force tomorrow (March 1, 2017) that will see people issued with six penalty points and £200 fines for using mobile phones whilst driving. Road Safety GB North East revealed that drivers [...]

2017-05-24T11:38:50+01:00February 28th, 2017|DISTRACTION|

Heartbroken mother warns against mixing drink/drugs with driving

Grieving mother Rachel Docherty is backing a Christmas drink/drug driving campaign after losing her own teenage son in a devastating car smash earlier this year. The mother-of-five is throwing her support behind Road Safety GB North East’s (RSGB NE) seasonal campaign to reduce road casualties following the death of her 17-year-old son James Docherty. [...]

2017-05-20T07:52:40+01:00November 30th, 2016|DRINK/DRUG DRIVING|

Pedestrians most likely to be involved in road collisions during autumn

Pedestrians are mostly likely to be involved in a road collision in the weeks leading up to Christmas – with children accounting for a third of casualties every year. As the nights get darker earlier, Road Safety GB North East (RSGB NE) is appealing for all road-users to slow down and to look out [...]

2017-05-22T11:32:34+01:00November 16th, 2016|PEDESTRIAN SAFETY|

Jordan’s grieving family urge young drivers to stay focused on the road

The distraught family of a teenager killed in a car accident have backed a campaign to safeguard young drivers on north east roads. The family of talented footballer Jordan Dowson said they will never recover from his death and are supporting Road Safety GB North East (RSGB NE) in its Young Driver campaign. The [...]

2017-05-22T12:05:33+01:00September 26th, 2016|YOUNG DRIVER SAFETY|
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