The road safety charity, Brake has released statistics about road safety, and even though their findings are startling, there seems to be little action towards change. Their study reveals that country roads are far more dangerous for cars, motorbikes and cyclists, too.
Statistics show that over 51% of fatal crashes …Read More
Scottish Parliament has rejected plans to introduce 20mph speed limits in all residential roads throughout the country.
It was hoped that the blanket speed limit would improve road safety by reducing the number of accidents in built-up areas, making local roads safer for children. The proposal also suggested that the limits …Read More
With an aim to improve road safety live on the roads while we travel, top car manufacturers BMW, Ford, Volvo and Mercedes have announced new plans to issue cars with safety alert systems.
These new plans will see cars processing alerts and sending them over to a shared cloud database, …Read More
The UK-based road safety charity “Brake” has launched a new road safety campaign alongside Disney Junior, featuring Disney-inspired road signs. The campaign aims to help improve road safety for children in the UK.
The campaign follows the news that 12-year-olds are more at risk of being killed by road traffic (when …Read More
New statistics have revealed that the number of cyclists in the South has risen to its highest figure for up to three years. This dramatic increase in cyclists taking to the road has lead to increased worries for cyclist safety.
Surprisingly, in 2016, there were 516 million miles pedalled in the …Read More
A new survey conducted by motor servicing company Fixter, has revealed the worst cities for speeding in the UK. The survey, which polled 1,000 car owners, found that Edinbrugh is the UK’s worst city for speeding, with a staggering 81% of drivers admitting to regularly breaking speed limits.
Edinburgh is …Read More
Big plans have been made to drastically change roads over the next six years, by introducing ‘digital motorways’ to improve congestion and make travelling more efficient.
These digital, or smart motorways, will be without the traditional emergency lane, but will have emergency laybys closer together to compensate for this.
Highways England have …Read More
Volkswagen and SEAT, the automobile manufacturer, have come up against Which?, after the reviews company called them out on a dangerous rear seatbelt fault.
After an independent assessment of the affected cars, the Finnish magazine, Tekniikan Maailma found that when these brands of cars were driving at speed, and all …Read More
Highways England, along with representatives from several other road safety bodies, are set to attend the opening round of the British Superbike Championship at Silverstone next weekend, to promote the importance of motorcycle safety.
The championship event is attended by tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts every year, making it one …Read More
There have been big plans put in place to encourage drivers to stick to speed limits, in an effort to reduce deaths on the UK’s roads. By 2022, the government intends to introduce speed limiting technology, and make it mandatory for all vehicles sold in Europe, which The Department for …Read More