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Tag : safety

Highways England to conduct ‘biggest ever’ emergency exercise

4 months ago / 0 comments

One of the biggest ever motorway emergency exercises will take place on the M62 this weekend to help improve responses to major road incidents.

Could sat navs be leading to motorway tailgating?

4 months ago / 0 comments

Could satellite navigation systems be exacerbating tailgating on motorways? It’s a question Mark Tongue, director at Select Car Leasing, believes the answer to be true thanks … Read More »

Volvo recalls nearly 70,000 UK cars following engine fire risk

5 months ago / 0 comments

Investigations by Volvo Cars has identified that in very rare cases, the plastic engine intake manifold may melt and deform on certain models.

GEM calls on government to penalise against not wearing a seatbelt

5 months ago / 0 comments

Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is calling on the Government to penalise drivers more heavily for not wearing a seatbelt.

Volvo joins safety data sharing pilot project

6 months ago / 0 comments

In the interest of safer roads for all, Volvo Cars has joined forces with other car makers, service providers and national governments in a ground-breaking, pan-European … Read More »

Kia instigates Niro Hybrid and PHEV safety recall

6 months ago / 0 comments

Kia has instigated a voluntary recall of 5,020 Kia Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) models due to possible overheating in an electrical relay.

Drivers’ sight tests needed every ten years, says GEM

1 year 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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’

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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.