While hybrid and electric vehicles are revolutionising our roads by offering a green and environmentally-friendly alternative to fossil fuelled cars, it is said that there is an inherent safety risk involved with these vehicles.
Electric cars save on energy in many ways and a result, they make very little noise compared …Read More
Provisional statistics released by the government this month have led to cause for concern for Scottish motorists, with suggestions that road safety in the country could be worsening.
The figures report that 160 people were killed in reported road accidents last year, which is approximately 10% more than in 2017. This …Read More
Various wildlife charities and the government have come together to work on a solution to make roads safer for road users, to protect our country’s endangered animals, whose numbers are being drastically affected.
Newly-planned road signs will be added to our roads, in an aim to warn drivers of animal presence …Read More
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