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London Road Safety Unit

LRSU news 2009

Click on any one of the above months in order to browse LRSU news items throughout 2009.

News is updated at the beginning of every month.

Launch of digital Speed Limit Map

LRSU launched a digital speed limit map of London to help drivers keep their driving speed within the law. The map is available to download for FREE from the TfL website and can be integrated onto satellite navigation devices.

LSCP launches "Learning Zone" resource online

LSCP launched "Learning Zone", a new online and hard copy Key Stage 3 and 4 resource. The resource offers teaching resources (lesson plans, worksheets, factsheets and an interactive game) linked into the English, PSHE and Citizenship Curriculum. Available from the LSCP website, the resource has also been sent out FREE in hard copy to all Keystage 3 and 4 schools in London.

Report on mobile phone and seatbelt usage in London

LRSU published "Mobile phone and seat belt usage rates in London 2008". The report summarises the findings of a survey monitoring the wearing of seat belts by drivers and passengers and the mobile phone use by drivers in London.

LSCP hosts collision reconstruction

LSCP teamed up with the Sutton road safety unit, the Metropolitan Police, the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade to host a collision reconstruction. Held in the Town Centre, the half-term event drew a large crowd. Engineering staff from the LRSU played the role of collision victims, enabling them to experience the kind of collision their safety engineering schemes help to prevent.

Re-launch of "Kid Again" multimedia campaign

"Kid Again", a joint LRSU and LSCP multimedia campaign was relaunched. Aimed at young drivers who speed, drive without insurance or under the influence of drugs, the campaign involves cinema, online, bus back and billboard adverts. The key message is: lose your licence and you're a kid again.