Police in Leicestershire this week used an unmarked lorry to catch lorry drivers breaking road safety laws on the M1.
Police used the lorry to get “a lorry cab’s-eye view” of offending drivers, allowing officers to see into lorry drivers’ cabs easier to spot lorry drivers breaking any of the ‘fatal …Read More
Debates are arising over the “evolving law” regarding toxic air pollution, which could hold the government and public bodies liable for deaths linked to air pollution.
Air pollution is a problem that both the government and road safety campaigners are constantly trying to combat. Yet, in 2013 a girl from London, …Read More
A survey by the RAC has shown that the vast majority of motorists believe that average speed cameras are a more effective way of slowing traffic than fixed location cameras.
Out of the of 2,000 motorists that took part in the survey, 79% indicated that they felt this way, with a …Read More
A new study by Direct Line Car Insurance revealed a shocking 1.25m speeding incidents were reported by local police between 2015-2017. In 61% of these cases, motorists were driving in slow, 30mph zones and, on average, exceeding this speed limit by 10mph.
The new survey revealed that a shocking 1,000 motorists …Read More
The road charity Brake has urged the government to follow in the footsteps of the EU with regards to implementing national road safety targets.
It appears the UK is lagging behind; in fact, the only countries to achieve a lower performance for improvement in road fatalities were Malta, Sweden and Lithuania.
The …Read More
The latest official figures show that Scotland has already achieved two of its four road safety targets for 2020.
Amongst the set of targets set out by the Scottish Road Safety Framework, Scotland were looking to reduce the number of fatalities on their roads from the 2004-2008 baseline by 40% …Read More
A new road safety campaign has been launched by THINK! to educate children on the rules of the road. The campaign comes in response to new statistics revealing that six children and a further 170 get seriously injured on UK roads every month. The highest rate of child fatalities on …Read More
Cyclist safety is a persistent issue that road safety officers and councillors are constantly looking to improve. Now, car manufacturer Ford are putting their knowledge on road safety to the test, after creating a VR-programmed empathy tool to aid cyclist safety and increase awareness on the worries of travelling on …Read More
A new rule, which came into effect last Sunday as part of the changes to MOT laws, means that classic cars over 40 years old will now be exempt from having to take MOT tests. This means that approximately 300,000 vehicles will no longer need to take the test. The …Read More
The European Commission has announced a new set of car safety features which are to be made compulsory for all new cars by 2021. This follows the news that there has been a 20% decrease in EU road fatalities since the turn of the decade.
There is a total of …Read More