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The following, local and national, links are provided as a reference point.

The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) was set up over 50 years ago so that work in developing policing policies could be undertaken in one place, on behalf of the Service as a whole, rather than in 44 forces separately.

The Association supports the philosophy of strong local policing, and believes that must be maintained within the tripartite framework of policing which brings together the local Chief Constable, the local Police Authority and the Home Secretary.

website - http://www.acpo.police.uk

Brake is a road safety charity dedicated to stopping deaths and injuries on roads through awareness-raising campaigns, including Road Safety Week and educational resources including leaflets posters and advertisements.

website - http://www.brake.org.uk

With a 140,OOO-strong membership, the BMF has gained the experience, the knowledge and the influence that today's riders need. Our researchers and analysts work on any subject affecting motorcycling. We are active in Europe through the FEMA (Federation of European Motorcyclists Association) and FIM (Federation of International Motorcyclists). We lobby MPs, MEPS, Ministers, Commissioners and Committees, to ensure that your views and concerns are heard and understood by Local Authorities, national Government and the European Union.

website - http://www.bmf.co.uk

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Devon County Council is one of four Beacon authorities each to receive £1.5m from the Department for Transport to gather information about key problems facing drivers on their rural roads and develop innovative strategies to improve safety by March 2010. The strategies will include a range of education, enforcement and engineering measures.

website - http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/transportroads/roads/road_safety/countrymile.htm

To contribute to the reduction both of crime and the fear of crime and to increase public confidence in the criminal justice system by fair and independent review of cases and by firm, fair and effective presentation at court.

website - http://www.cps.gov.uk

The Department for Transport's objective is to oversee the delivery of a reliable, safe and secure transport system that responds efficiently to the needs of individuals and business whilst safeguarding our environment.

website - http://www.dft.gov.uk/

The 'THINK!' campaign is about all of us using our roads safely, whether we are driving, walking, cycling or using public transport. Unlike previous campaigns, which concentrated on a particular road safety issue, THINK! is a year round road safety banner for all campaigns, aiming to create a greater awareness of all road safety issues.

website - http://www.thinkroadsafety.gov.uk

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Devon County Council's Road Safety Unit works in partnership with other organisations including the police, health authorities and other local authorities, to improve road safety.

website - http://www.devon.gov.uk/

information, transactions, services, interactive tools, forms and leaflets about: driver licensing, learner and new drivers, buying and selling a vehicle, owning a vehicle, personalised, registration and number plates, road safety and vehicle crime

website - http://direct.gov.uk/motoring

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The primary aims of the DVLA are to facilitate road safety and general law enforcement by maintaining registers of drivers and vehicles, and to collect taxation - vehicle excise duty (VED).

website - http://www.dvla.gov.uk/

As part of a continuing commitment to improve road safety in Fife, a Partnership, under the umbrella of Fife Community Safety Partnership, has been formed. It's aim is to improve road safety throughout Fife and reduce the number of people injured or killed in road crashes by working in partnership with each other in developing an intelligence led speed reduction strategy which focuses on education, encouragement, engineering and enforcement solutions.

website - http://www.fifesafetycameras.org

This is a new web site for bikers.

website - http://www.handleitorloseit.com

The Highways Agency maintains, operates and improves the network of trunk roads and motorways in England on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions.

website - http://www.highways.gov.uk

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Providing a central organisation for all people actively engaged in the promotion of road safety.

website - http://www.irso.org.uk

Learn and Live is the original pressure group committed to improving road safety, particularly among young and inexperienced drivers.

website - http://www.learnandlive.org.uk

Supporting Road Safety Officers in fulfilling their statutory role - to reduce the number and severity of road accidents through education, training and publicity policies and programmes.

website http://www.larsoa.org.uk

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Make Roads Safe is the campaign for global road safety. Every six seconds someone is killed or maimed on the world’s roads. Sign our petition calling for urgent action by the United Nations.

website - http://www.makeroadssafe.org

This site offers information regarding motorcycle training. It covers rider and test requirements, licence options, a guide to booking tests, training sites and many other motorcycling matters.

website - http://www.motaQ.com

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety is a registered charity and an associate Parliamentary Group. Its charitable objective is "To promote transport safety legislation to protect human life". Its aim is to advise and inform members of the House of Commons and of the House of Lords on air, rail and road safety issues. It brings together safety professionals and legislators to identify research-based solutions to transport safety problems having regard to cost, effectives, achievability and acceptability.

website - http://www.pacts.org.uk

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The Council's responsibilities as Highway Authority include highway maintenance, transport strategy and policy development, road safety, Local Transport Plan project development, accident investigation and protection, public transport subsidy and development and promoting the use of more sustainable forms of transport.

website - http://www.plymouth.gov.uk

Devon County Council's Road Safety Unit works in partnership with other organisations including the police, health authorities and other local authorities, to improve road safety.

website - http://www.devon.gov.uk/roadsafe/

Supporting Road Safety Officers in fulfilling their statutory role - to reduce the number and severity of road accidents through education, training and publicity policies and programmes.

website - http://www.rospa.co.uk

Sustrans is a sustainable transport charity working on practical projects to encourage people to walk, cycle and use public transport in order to reduce motor traffic and its adverse effects.

website - http://www.sustrans.org.uk

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