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Coventry 20mph blanket speed limit considered

(24 February 2014)

A 20mph speed limit for the whole of Coventry is being considered by councillors to improve road safety.

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Teenage Cancer Survivor Killed In Car Crash After Driver Skidded Sideways Into Hair Salon At More Than 115mph Only A Month After She Received All Clear

(23 February 2014)

  • Jade Best, 19, died instantly when the car crashed into a building
  • Soldier Danny Hague, 32, a passenger, also died at the scene
  • High-powered Mitsubishi was driven by Adam Ruthven, 27 who also died
  • Jade's parents, from West Yorks, paid tribute to their daughter

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Muslim Solicitor's Career In Ruins After She Lied To Cover Up Her Father's Speeding Points Then Tried To Have Trial In Secret For 'Cultural Reasons' Until Daily Mail Won Legal Challenge

(21 February 2014)

  • Asha Khan tried to cover up her father's speeding in her car in Newcastle
  • Mohammed Khan refused to own up after getting fixed penalty notice
  • Ms Khan told police the driver was recovering alcoholic David Moat
  • Moat agreed to his part in the scam for half a bottle of whisky
  • The Daily Mail successfully challenged reporting restrictions on the case
  • They had been put in place for 'cultural reasons' after family claimed they'd be shamed in their community

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Somerset speed cameras back on after cash row

(20 February 2014)

Six fixed speed cameras will be turned on again in Somerset following a row over who should pay for them.

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Speed Cameras Planned For Seven A9 Zones North Of Perth

(20 February 2014)

Speed cameras on the A9 Perth to Inverness road are to be confined to single-carriageway sections, Transport Scotland has confirmed.

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Higher HGV Speed Limit Trial and Cameras For A9

(19 February 2014)

Lorry drivers will be allowed to increase their speed from 40 to 50mph on single carriageway stretches of the A9 on a trial basis next year.

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Killer Driver James Neill Jailed Over Natasha Clark Death

(19 February 2014)

A speeding driver who caused the death of a teenage girl in a high speed crash on a country road in Argyll has been jailed for nine years.

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Belfast Driver Sentenced Over Pedestrian's Death

(14 February 2014)

A Belfast man who admitted causing the death of a pedestrian, who was knocked down and killed, has been sentenced to three years and six months in prison.

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How police could soon be able to turn cars off remotely 'at the flick of a switch' under secret new EU plans

(30 January 2014)

  • Secretive committee agreed to develop 'remote stopping' device by 2020;
  • Device 'to be fitted to all cars' and allow police to shut off fuel and ignition;
  • Critics slam 'draconian' decision by 'unaccountable secretive clique'

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Ashley Young Given 6-month Driving Ban

(30 January 2014)

Manchester United and England footballer Ashley Young has been banned from driving for six months.

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Abusive businessman fined for foul mouthed tirade after he was pulled over for speeding during class project

(29 January 2014)

  • Andrew Priest, 39, did a wheelspin into the primary school car park;
  • He shouted and swore at PCSOs and staff in front of the distressed pupils;
  • Priest, who drives a luxury sports car, boasted he could easily afford ticket

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144mph speeding A19 drivers given suspended jail terms

(28 January 2014)

Two drivers caught speeding at 144mph (232km/h) on the A19 in North Yorkshire have been given suspended jail terms.

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Police officer drove car at 140mph after prisoner he was transporting asked how fast the high-performance vehicle would go

(25 January 2014)

  • Durham Police driver discussed his powerful BMW with criminal passenger;
  •  Source said the pair spoke about its top speed and Pc said: 'I'll show you';
  •  Prisoner taken into custody where he told staff about speeding officer;
  • Unnamed Pc 'has been moved permanently from roads policing duties'

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Speeding van driver was TEXTING at 85mph moments before he smashed into a horsebox and was killed

(17 January 2014)

  • Jeremy Middleton died following crash in Norfolk in June last year:
  • Police say he sent text 'at or immediately prior' to fatal accident:
  • Investigator estimated he was driving at 80-85mph at time of collision:
  • Following the accident, Mr Middleton was described by his family as an 'inspirational man' who was 'much admired and trusted':

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First picture of mother-of-two killed after two boy racers smashed into her car at almost 70MPH in a 30 zone

(10 January 2014)

This is the first picture of a young mother killed when two boy racers smashed into her car at almost 70mph in a 30 zone.

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Minibus Driver on106mph Motoring Charge

(09 January 2014)

The 69-year-old driver of a minibus with four passengers on board has been accused of driving at up to 106mph on the A74(M) in southern Scotland.

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Derbyshire Speed Cameras to be Digitised in £1m Scheme

(10 September 2013)

Speed cameras in Derbyshire are to become digitised, at a cost of 1m.

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EU May Order Speed-Limiters Fitted To UK Cars

(01 September 2013)

No cars in Britain will be able to drive faster than 70mph if EU plans for new road safety rules come into force.

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Coroner Formally Requests Lower Speed Limits for New Drivers

(18 January 2013)

A coroner today formally requested a lower speed limit for new drivers and compulsory 'p' plates after a teenager died in a speeding car driven by her boyfriend.

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Gloucestershire A436 Driver 'Recorded

(07 December 2012)

Drivers speeding at more than 100mph are among thousands who have broken the limit on a main road in Gloucestershire, campaigners claim.

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Lorry Drivers in Scottish Speed Campaign

(03 December 2012)

A campaign organised by a lorry driver from Inverness to increase speed limits for large heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) from 40 to 50mph has been launched.

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Fatal M1 Crash Caused By High Speed Race, Witnesses Claim

(03 December 2012)

A fatal car crash which led to the closure the M1 motorway during the Monday morning rush hour was caused when two BMWs collided during a high speed race, witnesses have claimed.

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Bury 'Speeding' Car Crash Pair Killed

(02 December 2012)

Two men have died in a crash moments after their car was seen speeding through a Greater Manchester town by a police officer.

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Dursley speed camera catches 'half' of speeding drivers

(06 September 2012)

A single speed camera was responsible for catching almost half the known speeding motorists in Gloucestershire.

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A9 crackdown catches 700 speeders in 10 days

(05 September 2012)

Almost 700 drivers were caught speeding on the A9 between Inverness and Perth during a 10 day road safety campaign.

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Four detected driving at over 100mph on Highland roads

(25 July 2012)

Four out of 177 drivers stopped by police for speeding in Northern Constabulary's area in the past few days were travelling at over 100mph.

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Name and shame councils who perform badly on road safety, say MPs

(18 July 2012)

Councils who perform badly on road safety should be named and shamed, said an all-party committee of MPs.

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Steve Coogan on trial accused of speeding in Range Rover

(16 July 2012)

Comedian Steve Coogan will stand trial today over a speeding offence which could see him banned from the road.

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Quiet Rural Roads Face 40mph Limits

(13 July 2012)

Speed limits on swathes of country roads are set to be cut to 40mph under Government plans to try to reduce road casualties.

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UK Government approves Siemens' SafeZone system

(28 May 2012)

The UK’s Home Office has given deployment approval to Siemens’ SafeZone average speed enforcement system.

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Why the real cost of a speeding ticket is £240, not £60

(12 April 2012)

Motor insurers are getting tougher on drivers who are fined for speeding.

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Strategy needed to cope with explosion in number of elderly drivers

(12 March 2012)

Elderly drivers caught speeding or breaking other traffic laws should be sent on special training courses to make sure they are still safe behind the wheel, a new report claims.

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Siemens Unveils Sicore Number Plate Detector

(05 February 2012)

German firm Siemens has designed a new Automatic Number Plate Recognition camera system called Sicore which, it claims, ensures positive identification of motor vehicles.

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Many young passengers 'fear for safety in cars'

(22 November 2011)

More than half of young people can fear for their safety when driven by one of their peers, a survey suggests.

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Police 'get-tough' on speeding drivers in Ludlow

(14 November 2011)

Speeding drivers on a main road in Shropshire are being targeted by police.

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Top Ten Speed Cameras Identified

(31 October 2011)

The top ten speed cameras by revenue have been identified and they take £3 million a year from motorists.

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North Yorkshire Police Camera Films 1,805 offences.

(17 August 2011)

Almost 2,000 motorists and bikers have been caught breaking the speed limit in one month by North Yorkshire Police's new mobile camera.

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Surrey checks show van drivers 'confused over speed'

(27 March 2011)

A crackdown on speeding on the A3 in Surrey has revealed confusion among van drivers about how fast they can go.

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Intelligent Speed Adaptation Can Bring

(31 December 2010)

New South Wales' Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) has completed its Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) trial, the largest of its kind ever conducted by a government agency in Australia.

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GPS speed warning device a lifesaver

(25 October 2010)

An anti-speeding device that could save 35 NSW road deaths a year will not be made compulsory, the state government says.

A trial of Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) technology found 89 per cent of motorists reduced the amount of time they spent speeding when the dashboard device was installed in their vehicle, Roads Minister David Borger announced in Sydney on Monday.

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First step for Intelligent Speed Assistance?

(20 September 2010)

For the first time a new car, the Citroen C4, received additional points under the EuroNCAP vehicle safety ranking for fitting a driver-set speed limitation device as standard equipment across the model range.

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New average speed cameras for London?

(13 August 2010)

TRANSPORT FOR LONDON (TfL) has published a tender for the provision of average speed cameras the organisation wishes to trial as part of a project to "enforce average speed limits in urban areas".

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Traffistar SR590: super intelligent speed camera

(09 August 2010)

Move over GATSO, Truvelo and SPECS. This new speed camera will become our worst enemy.

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New Government No Longer Funding Speed Cameras

(19 June 2010)

The spate of announcements that the Government will no longer be investing in new speed cameras, the Road Safety Minister has made a series of negative comments concerning this much-resented technology.

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High-tech speed cameras which use satellites to track motorists on secret trial in Britain

(20 April 2010)

Speed cameras which communicate with each other by satellite are being secretly tested on British roads.

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Intelligent traffic lights point way to safer future

(08 February 2010)

DASHBOARD devices which tell motorists when they are speeding and "intelligent" traffic lights that give elderly people more time to cross the road are among a series of high-tech proposals to cut road accidents in Edinburgh.

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Average speed cameras could be used on all motorways

(25 January 2010)

Average speed cameras could be installed on all the country's motorways to cut carbon emissions under proposals drawn up by the Government's environmental advisers.

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Intelligent Cars

(19 January 2010)

Over the past 10 years, automatic control systems in cars have made a huge contribution to safety on our roads. By taking on some of the burden off the human controller, and reacting faster and more precisely, they have allowed a growing number of road users to mitigate the effects of accidents or avoid them altogether.

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'Intelligent' speed cameras in UK

(27 October 2009)

A new 'intelligent' speed camera will be rolled out on UK roads within the next 18 months.

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‘Intelligent’ Speed Cameras Coming Soon

(27 October 2009)

Soon there’ll be no escape from speed cameras. We’ve already got the dreaded SPECS cameras measuring our average speed, and now there’s a new ‘intelligent’ speed camera that could be rolled out onto the UK’s roads within the next 18 months.

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Firm Takes the Fast Lane to Success with Road Safety Tool

(08 October 2009)

A COUNTY Durham firm is looking to help make the nation’s roads safer after developing technology that prevents cars from breaking the speed limit.

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Green Light for Speed Limiters

(06 October 2009)

MOTORISTS could soon be told via their mobile phones that they are speeding thanks to a device created in County Durham.

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Calling Up Road Safety!

(01 October 2009)

A TEES Valley firm is targeting motorists with innovative mobile phone technology that aims to make the nation’s roads safer.

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Green Light for Speed Limiters

(01 October 2009)

A County Durham firm is targeting motorists with technology that aims to make the nation’s roads safer.

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Is this move the limit for drivers?

(17 July 2009)

A Government-appointed commission has suggested that speed limiters should be the next piece of technology to be fitted to vehicles to put the brakes on drivers. But, as John Maslen discovers, there are concerns...

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Lancashire's speed trial update

(01 July 2009)

WORK on Lancashire's speed trial is now well underway and it will be launched later this year.

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Speed-limiting device to be fitted to cars in pilot scheme

(16 June 2009)

Automatic speed-limiting devices will be fitted to cars under a pilot scheme unveiled yesterday as part of the Scottish Government's long-awaited road safety framework.

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Speed limit device tested on bus

(11 May 2009)

A London bus is taking to the streets equipped with technology which automatically keeps its speed to local limits.

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Speed limiters may be way ahead for drivers if M25 trial successful

(11 May 2009)

Thousands of taxis, buses and council vehicles could be fitted with devices that prevent them from exceeding the speed limit.

The technology — known as Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) — is being tested by Transport for London in a trial starting this summer on all roads inside the M25.

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West Lancashire to Trial GPS Safety Technology

(16 March 2009)

Lancashire County Council will be launching a project aimed at increasing road safety using early warnings form GPS systems.

The council has received £849,000 of government funding to conduct the Intelligent Speed Adaptation experiment, which will see Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) boxes fitted into test cars.

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Is speed the key to slashing emissions?

(06 January 2009)

Could intelligent speed adaptation, which limits how fast we can drive, help to reduce the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the nation’s cars? According to a recently issued joint report from the Commission for Integrated Transport and the Motorists’ Forum, fewer emissions could be one of the many benefits of adapting such a system.

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Calls for 'speed-limiting' cars

(30 December 2008)

Speed-limiting devices should be fitted to cars on a voluntary basis to help save lives and cut carbon emissions, according to a new report.

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Clampdown on excessive speeders

(20 November 2008)

Drivers caught breaking the speed limit by a significant margin twice could be automatically banned from the roads under new government proposals.

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Speed Really Does Kill

(10 October 2008)

Orwell himself never imagined anything quite as observant as the Specs 3 camera. It represents the probable future of British speed cameras, and by communicating thousands of times a second with identical machines arranged in networks across the national road system it will be able to measure motorists' average speeds, detours included, and fine them if they ever break the limit.

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Specs3 cameras set for summer introduction

(09 October 2008)

Jim Fitzpatrick, road safety minister: "The new cameras will give a more sophisticated edge to cameras than the blunt instrument we have at the moment"

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Drivers could have speed limited by satellite devices

(16 September 2008)

Drivers could have their speed controlled by satellite to stop them from breaking the limit following a Government trial of new technology.

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