This week’s top story looks at the possible crisis of impending skill shortage as a result of the UK car production dramatically accelerating. According to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME), there needs to be a doubling of new recruits to engineering by 2020! Individual companies, professional bodies and the Government must now work towards making engineering a more attractive career option for the next generation in order to sustain the future industry.
In other news, new research suggests death and serious injury collisions are reduced by 27% at sites with speed cameras in place. The data also uncovered vast differences in the number of fatal accidents that occurred in 2010 between 9 different regions where 551 cameras were installed.
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