Call Us: 0800 266 266   E-mail: info@howsmy.co.uk

How’s My Driving? - Safe Driving Blog Tips

Changes to Welsh speed limits to launch in 2023

Changes to Welsh speed limits to launch in 2023
 
Many campaigners argue that the chances of someone surviving being hit by a car driving at 20mph over than 30mph is seven times higher.
 
Wales are starting 2023 by announcing plans to cut speed limits on most residential roads to 20mph, this change will be rolled out from September 2023.
 
The decision was made by the Welsh Parliament after being first heard in the Senedd over two years ago. The aim is to reduce the risk of road incidents in residential areas and other busy streets.
 
Currently only 2.5% of roads in Wales have a speed limit of 20mph, but with this new change it will rise to around 35%. The cost of bringing in the change will be an estimated £33m, with the Welsh government claiming that there will be savings ofover £50m over 30 years from reduced health service demands due to less collisions.
 
Julie James, Welsh minister for climate change, said: “The evidence is clear. Decreasing speeds not only reduces accidents and saves lives, but helps improve people’s quality of life. Making our streets and communities a safer and more welcoming place for cyclists and pedestrians, while helping reduce our environmental impact.”
 
According to Welsh police data, half of all people hurt in collisions were on 30mph roads, with more than 40% of those being killed or seriously injured. Wales is acting now to try and make their roads a safer place for all. Find out more about how our road safety service can help you manage your occupational road risk.
16 January 2023

Blog Archive

2024 May

Just the Ticket for Young People in Transport Careers

2024 April

Should First Aid Training Be Mandatory for UK Drivers?

2024 March

Managing Driver Mental Health: A Fleet Manager's Guide to Duty of Care

2024 February

Managing Health Among Drivers

2024 January

Enhancing Road Safety: A Call for Regular Eye Examinations for Drivers Over 60

2023 December

Looking ahead to 2024: Navigating the future of driverless car technology

2023 November

Navigating Winter Roads: 10 Safer Driving Tips

2023 October

New Sentencing Guidelines for Driving Offences in the UK: What You Need to Know

2023 September

Starting a Rewarding Career as an HGV Driver in the UK: A Comprehensive Guide

2023 August

Making Roads Safer: A Shared Responsibility

2023 July

Navigating the road to well-being: The impact of driving on mental and physical health

2023 June

Your Ultimate Guide To Logistics: Fleet Management 101

2023 May

Top tips for staying safe on the roads

2023 April

Using the How's My Driving? Service to promote a safer culture

2023 March

Top 5 tips to run a sustainable fleet

2023 February

Your Satnav could soon offer you the route with the cleanest air

2023 January

Changes to Welsh speed limits to launch in 2023

2022 December

Our guide for driving in different weather conditions

2022 November

Driver wellbeing: Why it is good to talk about mental health

2022 October

The Ultimate Winter Car Kit

2022 September

Road collision rates sliding back towards pre-pandemic levels

2022 August

New government plans could see self-driving vehicles rolled out by 2025

2022 July

Did you hear? The UK Government has launched Road Safety Investigation Branch

2022 June

Schools out for summer: How to stay safe when driving

2022 May

A Year On: The UK’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan

2022 March

The changes to The Highway Code you NEED to know

2022 January

Logistic industry trends for 2022

2021 December

Department for Transport’s £338 million investment to encourage cycling and walking

2021 October

Tyre Safety Checks...‘what’s stopping you?’

2021 August

5 easy ways to reduce your fleet insurance premiums

2021 June

How to take a holistic approach to fleet management

2021 April

New Year New Partnerships: Wirral Council

2021 January

Driving Better Mental Health in Logistics

2019 November

Check before you go! Knowing your vehicle is a vital key to staying safe on the roads.
Case Study - M.D Driscoll & Co Ltd
Five tips for newbie drivers

2019 October

The eyes have it! Staying safe with regular eye tests.
Ambulance Services 24 is one of the latest businesses to join How’s My Driving?
Find How’s My Driving? at Fleet Live this week

2019 September

Busy Week at the RWM Show 2019
Can you rise to the challenge and ‘PLAY TEN’ with How’s My Driving?
Win a year’s free subscription at the RWM

2019 August

Love your lorry and win...
Why should you attend RWM 2019?

2019 July

Investing in ‘Driving Better Mental Health'
Recognising the brilliant and bright at the Talent in Logistics Awards

2018 December

The driver shortage

2018 October

Are we phone smart or is our addictionto social media steering us off the road?

2018 September

Partnership with leading insurance broker Jelf

2018 August

Do you have an innovative road safety idea?

2016 November

Fewer HGV collisions as speed limits on UK roads increase

2016 October

Thousands of lorries to be banned from London
Cycle helmets: Should we follow in Australia’s footsteps?
Why your lunch shouldn’t be a crash diet!

2016 September

10 reasons why you and your drivers should join ‘How’s My Driving?’
Struggling with stress behind the wheel?

2016 August

Should the Highway Code be taught in schools?
Research reveals most dangerous HGV designs for blind spots
Can you decipher common car safety features?

2016 July

British Government welcomes public opinion on autonomous vehicles
Will the proposed driving test changes improve road safety?

2016 June

Are Attitudes Towards Road Safety Issues Changing?
Should Motorists Be Fined for Driving Too Close to Cyclists?
Steering group take the wheel on road safety projects

2016 May

Pedal Power: London’s Cycle Boom
How courier fleets can benefit from having a How’s-My-Driving? sticker on their vehicles
Emergency services confidently ask “How’s My Driving?”

2016 April

Hello... Is it me you want to hire?
Wot No Drivers?

2016 March

Schoolchildren Driving Home Road Safety

2016 February

Top Tips for Reducing your Fleet Insurance

2016 January

The Ultimate Winter Road Safety

2015 December

Should we lower the Drink Drive limit?

2015 November

Welcome to Road Safety Week 2015
Are you ready for road safety week?
Look out for Cyclists!

2015 October

Survival tips for long distance driving

2015 September

New plans to overhaul driving tests

2015 August

THE most frustrating driving habits

2015 July

Minty Fresh and Birthday Ready
Is Street Velodrome Coming to a Town Near You?

2015 June

It’s Our Birthday!

2015 April

Where drivers are really looking?

2015 March

Safer Motorways: New Technology

2014 July

How’s My Driving and Just Fleet team up

2014 April

Budget safety scheme leading the way
Don't leave road safety to chance

2012 June

The Winner of the Cycle Sticker Competition

2012 March

Cycle Badge Competition

If you would like to get in touch with us to discuss setting your company up with the scheme, you can phone us on 01279 415 480. or email us at info@howsmy.co.uk.