Highways England film becomes 'Life on the Edge 7'
Following the collaboration between Highways England (HE) and the Institute of Vehicle Recovery (IVR) on the production of the film, http://roads.highways.gov.uk/advice-for-recovery-operators-on-highways-englands-smart-motorway-network/ , both parties have agreed that it will become Life on the... read more >
Have you been involved in a Near Miss?
According to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines a Near Miss is: ‘An event not causing harm, but has the potential to cause injury or ill health - (the term near miss will include dangerous occurrences)’ The IVR asks that members of the recovery industry submit any data/... read more >
Driving test ‘fit for modern driving and roads’ comes into effect today*
The much anticipated new look practical driving test, which includes a longer independent driving section and requires candidates to follow a satnav, comes into effect today (*4 Dec). First announced by the DVSA in April 2017, the modernised test is designed to ensure learner drivers ‘face a... read more >
Intelligence-led operations to target drink and drug drivers across the festive period
As part of the National Police Chiefs Council’s (NPPC) annual festive campaign launched today (1 Dec), all police forces in England and Wales will be targeting areas where drink and drug driving is ‘more commonplace’ over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Alongside enforcement activity... read more >
Revellers warned to be mindful of the risk of driving while still over the limit
With the festive season on the horizon, the Morning After campaign is urging revellers to be mindful of the risk of driving while still over the limit, the morning after drinking alcohol. During the busy period for socialising between now and the end of the year, the risk of unwittingly being... read more >