Tag Archives: road safety

Drivers struggling with cost of repairs

New research from Kwik Fit reveals that in the last two years more than four million car owners have had to keep their car off the road because they couldn’t afford repairs needed on their vehicle. With 21 million owners saying they have needed repairs in the last two years, this means that one in five (19%) have been forced […]

Millions driving with dashcams

Almost three million motorists are now recording their journeys with on-board dash cams, according to a new RAC study. And the survey carried out by the motoring organisation suggests millions more – 52% of those polled – are thinking about getting one. One in four believe fitting a dash cam will make their driving better, while over two-thirds (69%) of […]

Driver error main cause of crashes

Analysis by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has found that human factors continue to significantly outweigh other reasons for crashes on British roads. The group has called again for drivers to look on improving driving skills as part of their lifelong personal development. The figures from the Department of Transport show that in 2014 driver/rider error or reaction were […]

Government promotes changes to Highway Code

The Government has announced that the Highway Code on GOV.UK, has now been made easier to use, after research shows how keeping up to date changes people’s road behaviour. The improvements to how The Highway Code is published on GOV.UK mean that you can now: search just within The Highway Code, rather than all of GOV.UK quickly move between related rules follow links to […]

Pro-Align ‘kicks-off’ safety checks

Players and coaching staff from table-topping Burton Albion FC and Carlisle United were on hand to help kick-off a pair of tyre safety events hosted by Pirelli and Pro-Align. The roadshows, which were held at Pirelli’s Carlisle factory and Burton headquarters, were timed to coincide with the start of October’s Tyre Safety Month and aimed to remind Pirelli staff and […]

AA joins TyreSafe

AA Tyres, the new mobile tyre fitting business of the Automobile Association, has joined TyreSafe’s growing membership. ‘TyreSafe is delighted to welcome the AA and its mobile tyre fitting business, AA Tyres, to its membership,’ said Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe. ‘Breakdown recovery services deal with the majority of tyre-related incidents on our roads, which are more often than not caused […]

TyreSafe launch safety competition

Tyre Safety Month kicks off today with TyreSafe asking drivers in Britain the tongue-in-cheek question: When did you last do it? Ideally, the response will be at least once a month and before long journeys. The cheeky question is a reminder to motorists to check their tyres during Tyre Safety Month. If they can prove they’ve checked air pressure, condition […]

Speeding still top road offence

Figures obtained by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) have found that, over the last decade, speeding is still the biggest motoring-related offence where the defendant is found guilty in court. And the numbers of those found guilty have risen sharply in the past 12 months – from 115,935 to 148,426, an increase of 28% which is the highest number since […]

Brake back 20mph speed limit

A research report released today (30 September 2015) by Brake, the road safety charity, has called for the removal of unnecessary barriers faced by local councils in implementing 20mph speed limits to deliver safer walking and cycling. The report finds that moving to 20mph limits across built up areas would deliver significant safety benefits, especially for pedestrians and cyclists, and suggests red […]

Asda boosts TyreSafe campaign

Supermarket giant Asda has joined forces with the UK’s tyre safety organisation, TyreSafe, to bring vital lifesaving tyre safety messages to its stores and customers nationwide. Asda is the first major supermarket to team up with TyreSafe, a not-for-profit organisation which campaigns to raise awareness of the dangers of defective and illegal tyres. Asda will be able to work with […]

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