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Drivers’ sight tests needed every ten years, says GEM

3 months ago / 0 comments

Road safety organisation, GEM Motoring Assist, is calling for compulsory eyesight screening for drivers every ten years, in line with licence renewals.

eCall system set to reduce road deaths

7 months ago / 0 comments

eCall will become mandatory in Europe in all new cars receiving type approval, from April 2018, offering faster response and resultantly fewer road deaths.

Social media amongst biggest driving threats, finds IAM RoadSmart

10 months ago / 0 comments

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

Increase in drink and drug driving convictions revealed in insurance quote data

11 months ago / 0 comments

Drink and drug driving offences are up year-on-year across the UK, according to new insurance quote data revealed by MoneySuperMarket.

Fleets warned to explain limits of partial automation

11 months ago / 0 comments

Fleets must ensure drivers know the limitations of assisted driving technologies before the benefits to road safety are realised, Thatcham Research has warned.

RAC campaigns for more caution around workside workers

11 months ago / 0 comments

Drivers are being urged ‘slow down, make space and move on’ when passing breakdowns as a new RAC image shows one of its patrol vans after … Read More »

E-Pace and DS7 Crossback score five-star Euro NCAP ratings

11 months ago / 0 comments

Carmakers have been praised for their work in vehicle safety as latest Euro NCAP ratings show all eight vehicles achieved five-star results, supported by standard-fit Autonomous … Read More »

A fifth of trauma admissions down to road collisions

11 months ago / 0 comments

Road collisions responsible for a fifth of trauma admissions to hospitals, according to new research revealed by Brake as it calls for more action on speeding.

SEAT ‘guardian angel’ concept can reduce risks and accidents

11 months ago / 0 comments

A new SEAT concept car featuring risk-reducing technology including a built-in breathalyser has gone on display at the Smart City Expo event in Barcelona.

Traffic lights go on trial on UK motorways

11 months ago / 0 comments

Highways England is to trial the use of traffic lights on motorway link roads to see if they can ease congestion.

Fleets adopting more stringent licence checks

11 months ago / 0 comments

Fleets are getting on top of their compliance requirements including through the adoption of regular licence checks.

Volvo XC60 ‘aces’ Euro NCAP tests

11 months ago / 0 comments

The new Volvo XC60 has become the best all-round performer in Euro NCAP’s 2017 tests to date, including setting one of the best adult occupant protection … Read More »

Staff using mobile phones feared by two-thirds of businesses

11 months ago / 0 comments

68% of UK businesses worry employees use mobile phones while driving for work, according to research by TomTom Telematics.

Vehicle systems that require driver control are not ‘automated’, say insurers

11 months ago / 0 comments

Car technologies that require the driver to control or monitor the vehicle at any time cannot be classified as ‘automated’. So say UK insurers in a … Read More »

Unmarked HGV cab catches distracted drivers on film

11 months ago / 0 comments

Footage of a lorry driver with his foot on the dashboard and checking his phone has been revealed by Highways England as part of an ongoing … Read More »

Dashcam footage highlights rural road dangers for fleet drivers

11 months ago / 0 comments

Fleets are being urged to educate their drivers on the dangers they face when travelling on rural roads as new footage highlights some of the danagers.

New online course to prepare fleets for distracted driving challenges

12 months ago / 0 comments

A new course that looks to train fleet drivers to help avoid threats from distracted motorists on the road has launched from eDriving Fleet.

Under reporting of safety defects comes under focus at DVSA following Zafira fires

12 months ago / 0 comments

The DVSA is to review key recall procedures and practices including more reporting of potential safety defects and an overhaul in MOTs after a Transport Select … Read More »

Increased sentencing for dangerous drivers will prove ‘worthwhile deterrent’

12 months ago / 0 comments

Ministry of Justice changes that mean dangerous drivers who kill while using their mobile phones or speeding could now get life sentences are likely to prove … Read More »

Call for mandatory Clean Air Zones as 44 cities breach WHO guidelines

12 months ago / 0 comments

The Government is being urged to expand Clean Air Zones nationwide as new research finds that 44 UK cities are in breach of recommended World Health … Read More »

Best practice approach drives Arval incident ratio to record low

12 months ago / 0 comments

Arval is highlighting the benefits to fleets of a sustained driver safety programme as the incident ratio for its in-house company car fleet reaches a record … Read More »

LeasePlan adds dash cam to its safety-orientated Driver Pack

12 months ago / 0 comments

LeasePlan has become the first company to add a dash cam to its Driver Pack as standard.

Amey appoints Applied Driving Techniques to improve fleet safety

12 months ago / 0 comments

Infrastructure support services provider Amey has appointed Applied Driving Techniques (ADT) to implement a risk management programme for its 12,000 car and van drivers within the … Read More »

Dash cams becoming vital to claims process

12 months ago / 0 comments

Dash cam footage is increasingly playing a vital role in helping to speed up claims processes and cut down on the number of disputes.

Drivers who kill to get life sentences

1 year ago / 0 comments

Dangerous drivers who kill while using their mobile phones or speeding could now get life sentences under a change to sentencing.

The road sign that can detect if drivers are using mobile phones

1 year ago / 0 comments

New technology that can pick up if drivers are using a phone and activate a warning sign is imminently being launched on UK roads.

Fleets and drivers urged to support this year’s Project EDWARD

1 year ago / 0 comments

Organisations and drivers across Europe are being urged to lend support to this year’s European Day Without A Road Death, which takes place on Thursday 21 … Read More »

Bill for 20mph zones in Scotland garners support

1 year ago / 0 comments

A proposal for a bill to replace the current 30mph default speed limit on restricted roads in Scotland with a 20mph limit has received support from … Read More »

Coalition calls on mobile industry to introduce opt-out driving mode

1 year ago / 0 comments

Making an ‘opt-out’ driving mode standard across mobile handsets could tackle “the needless deaths and serious injuries caused by drivers using handheld mobile phones behind the … Read More »

Five Euro NCAP stars for Fiesta, CX-5 and Grandland X

1 year ago / 0 comments

Ford’s new Fiesta has scored five stars in the latest Euro NCAP tests, with the Mazda CX-5 and Vauxhall/Opel Grandland X also receiving top marks.