Autotalks has developed a new technology which has the potential to drastically improve road safety in the UK, by installing a computer system that allows vehicles to share information and ‘talk’ to one another.
If a car has V2V, a vehicle-to-vehicle communication connection, it can share information about its location, acceleration, …Read More
Concern is mounting across Cumbria’s district council of South Lakeland over road safety.
In 2018, there were a total of 70 people who were killed or seriously injured in road traffic collisions in the South Lakeland district. Across the whole county, there were 30 fatalities as a result of road vehicle …Read More
The UK Government has revealed that 38 people have been killed on smart motorways over the last five years. The statistics come after Highways England responded to a Freedom of Information (FoI) request from BBC’s Panorama programme, “Britain’s Killer Motorways”.
The report also found that on one section of the M25, …Read More
This year, for the first time, Scottish police forces have been able to not only test for drink driving but also test to see if motorists have been driving under the influence of drugs. Over the festive period, Police Scotland has been pushing to stop people driving over the limit, …Read More
A permit scheme could be introduced in County Durham this spring, which is aimed at reducing the disruption caused by street works.
Whether the permit scheme is brought into effect or not rests on if councillors decide to approve the proposal. The Durham Roads and Street Works Scheme will be discussed …Read More
A number of new road laws are set to be introduced this year which could impact motorists in several ways. These include new parking restrictions, low emission rules and a ‘graduate drivers license’ which would impose restrictions on new drivers.
One of the major changes affects how we will be able …Read More
A new law could be introduced in Wales to fine those who throw litter out of car windows, which is not only harmful to drivers on the roads but highway workers, too.
According to Welsh councils, millions of pounds are spent picking litter off the sides of roads each year, primarily …Read More
From April 2020, the Isle of Man will be hit with a new electric vehicle tax designed to cover the loss of fuel tax revenue from petrol and diesel vehicles.
Presently, the island is home to 706 registered hybrid vehicles and 280 electric vehicles.
In the past, zero-emission vehicles have not been …Read More
Road safety standards charity, IAM RoadSmart has called for employers, the government and police to address the number of deaths amongst company car drivers.
Latest figures show that the number of serious and fatal crashes involving an at-work road driver has increased over recent years, rising from 5,442 in 2009 to …Read More
Recently, New South Wales in Australia has seen mobile phone detection cameras implemented on its roads, which are being used to tackle mobile phone usage when people are driving and in turn, lower road fatalities.
NSW is the first state in Australia to use the cameras on their roads and fatalities …Read More