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Tag : road safety

Government looks at new proposals for cycling offences

4 months ago / 0 comments

The Government has launched new proposals for new cycling offences that could see cyclists punished for riding dangerously.

Insurers key to providing emotional support

4 months ago / 0 comments

Insurers could be key in providing victims and their families with emotional support after an accident, says RedArc.

Sadiq Khan plans 20mph blanket over London

5 months ago / 0 comments

The Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have published London’s first ‘Vision Zero’ action plan, which includes 20mph as … Read More »

New app reads road signs for dyslexic drivers

7 months ago / 0 comments

A new app that reads written road signs and written traffic information out loud has launched.

Fifth of fleet drivers suffer accidents from using mobiles at wheel

10 months ago / 0 comments

One in five (19%) UK firms say their employees have been involved in an accident while driving for work due to using a handheld phone at … Read More »

Three new unmarked HGVs to tackle distracted drivers

10 months ago / 0 comments

Highways England is to deploy three new unmarked HGV ‘supercabs’ following the success of its inaugural initiative.

Mobile speed cameras catching phone users and seatbelt offenders

10 months ago / 0 comments

More than a third of UK police forces are using their mobile speed camera vans to prosecute drivers not wearing seatbelts or using a handheld mobile … Read More »

New tech could detect drivers ignoring ‘Red X’ signs

11 months ago / 0 comments

New technology that could automatically detect drivers not complying with ‘Red X’ lane closure signs on smart motorways could go live from the spring.

6,000 drivers caught at least twice for driving distracted

11 months ago / 0 comments

A hard-core of drivers are persisting in using handheld phones behind the wheel despite the increase in penalties last March.

20mph scheme report causes controversy

12 months ago / 0 comments

The effectiveness of 20mph schemes in the UK has come under fierce debate this week after figures from Bath & North East Somerset Council (BaNES) suggested … Read More »

Lane-hogging legislation failing to catch culprits

12 months ago / 0 comments

Drivers are still getting away with ‘lane hogging’ despite the introduction of new penalties to tackle the issue four years ago.

Remove distracting roadside billboards, says Drive Smarter

12 months ago / 0 comments

Roadside advertising billboards are posing an unacceptable risk to driver safety and should be removed to cut down on distraction.

Social media amongst biggest driving threats, finds IAM RoadSmart

1 year ago / 0 comments

UK driver’s biggest fears revealed by latest IAM RoadSmart‘s Safety Culture Survey.

Reduction in drivers caught using mobile phones after tougher penalties introduced

1 year ago / 0 comments

11% fewer drivers were caught while using a mobile phone, after new tougher penalties were introduced according to an FOI request by the RAC to police … Read More »

Second-gen Toyota Safety Sense package to roll out from January

1 year ago / 0 comments

Toyota is to roll out the second-generation of its Safety Sense active safety package from 2018, with new and upgraded features.

Motorists back ‘fag packet approach’ to road signs

1 year ago / 0 comments

A campaign calling for UK speed limit signs to be accompanied by images of car crashes to deter drivers from speeding has launched with strong backing … Read More »

Free guide for drivers on what to do at the scene of an accident

1 year ago / 0 comments

Aviva and St John Ambulance have compiled a simple step-by-step guide to what to do at the scene of an accident, as the UK’s Road Safety … Read More »

Cycling experience makes for better drivers, suggests research

1 year ago / 0 comments

Cyclist-drivers are faster at spotting potential dangers on the road than those who only drive cars, according to new research.

New THINK! road safety campaign aims to educate younger drivers

1 year ago / 0 comments

The latest THINK! road safety campaign video is intended to highlight the dangers of looking at mobile phones while driving.

Road fatalities reach five-year high

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport is being urged to “redouble its efforts to bring road deaths down” as new government statistics show road deaths in Great Britain … Read More »