A leading independent UK road safety charity is calling for speeding to become as socially unacceptable as driving under the influence after discovering that many people see excessive speed as acceptable.
Each day during the Government’s official coronavirus briefing, we are shown how the use of motor vehicles has fallen by around 60% since February – as a result of the ‘lockdown’ restrictions first announced on 23 March.
Young men are over-represented in alcohol-related deaths and serious injuries on the road.(more…)
Hundreds of people are injured every year in collisions involving animals in the road, according to the latest Department for Transport figures.
As the countdown to Christmas begins, drivers are being warned they are nearly three times more likely to be breathalysed in December than a normal month.
The government has announced measures to tackle road rage and encourage mutual respect between road users as part of a two-year plan to improve road safety.(more…)
Motorists are being urged to check their headlights as evening commutes get darker thanks to the clock change.(more…)
Earlier this year, Euro NCAP, the Brussels-based European car safety performance assessment program, introduced new and improved test criteria which reflects whether the tested vehicle features advanced driver assistance systems. Now, the organization is also starting to evaluate these systems and is ready to disclose its first findings based on the results.(more…)
Breakdown companies are calling for new guidance to protect roadside patrols after three mechanics were killed in 12 months.