Tag Archives: safety

Volvo launches Life Paint initiative

Volvo Car UK has launched Life Paint – a product aimed at increasing the visibility and safety of cyclists on the road. The unique reflective spray is designed to react to a car’s headlights, alerting drivers to the presence of cyclists in the dark. Life Paint was conceived by creative agency Grey London and has been produced in partnership with […]

Right balance for safety

In the wake of the latest government statistics indicating injuries and fatalities were up by four per cent in the 2013/14 period, Tyre Bay Direct is urging motorists to realise the importance of wheel balancers. Leigh Stote, sales and marketing director at Tyre Bay Direct said, ‘Unsafe driving is a major concern however many people underestimate the lethal consequences of […]

Older drivers must embrace technology

Older drivers need to be helped to stay safe on the roads for as long as possible through a combination of training and technology, according to the AA Charitable Trust. Today Edmund King, director of the AA Charitable Trust and Visiting Professor of Transport at Newcastle University, will address the subject at the Transport Matters Event at Newcastle University to […]

Airbag development for Google’s car

Google has been awarded a new patent which could see its driverless car come with airbags on the outside to protect pedestrians, Quartz has reported. In a new patent awarded to Google yesterday, the company outlined a system for external airbags and bumpers that could deploy in the event of an accident. One idea suggested in the patent is to […]

Brake calls for graduated driving licensing

It has been estimated that almost 9,000 injuries, 866 of them deaths or serious injuries, could have been prevented in the last two years if the government had introduced a system of graduated driver licensing. Brake, the road safety charity, has condemned the government’s failure to deliver progress, and urged politicians of all parties to commit to putting young driver […]

Operation Safeway a success

Met officers engaged with more than 5,000 motorcycle and scooter riders last week (16-22 March) as part of Operation Safeway. The Roads and Transport Policing Command Motorcycle Safety Team, funded by Transport for London, were out encouraging riders to take part in future BikeSafe-London and ScooterSafe-London rider skill assessment days, which are designed to educate riders to become safer road […]

US investigates Nissan recall

US safety regulators are investigating complaints that two Nissan recalls didn’t go far enough to fix a problem with front-seat airbag seat sensors, the Associated Press has reported. The probe covers nearly 990,000 vehicles in the US that were recalled in 2013 and last year because computer software may not detect an adult in the passenger seat. The recall affects […]

Nine caught topping 120mph

Nine people have been caught by safety cameras in Scotland exceeding 120mph during 2014, according to the latest figures obtained by road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). The charity made a Freedom of Information request to Police Scotland asking for details of the top 20 cases of excessive speeding captured on safety cameras on Scottish roads in […]

Global road safety campaign launched

The UK campaign to support UN Global Road Safety Week 2015 (GRSW) has been officially launched at the ROSPA conference to show support for the #SaveKidsLives campaign. The focus for GRSW, taking place on May 4 to 10, is child road safety. Using the slogan #SaveKidsLives, theUN Road Safety Collaboration campaign is seeking to highlight the plight of children on […]

Cars fail UN safety standards

Millions of new cars sold in middle and low income countries fail to meet the UN’s basic safety standards for front and side impacts revealed international automotive safety watchdog Global NCAP. Speaking at the UN in Geneva during the launch of its new policy report, Democratising Car Safety: Road Map for Safer Cars 2020, Global NCAP Chairman Max Mosley said, […]

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