New survey on emerging road safety

All road users are being encouraged to take five and complete a new survey on emerging road safety issues. The 2020 Road Safety Survey, launched today (26 March) by the Road Safety News editorial team, covers subjects including electric scooters, autonomous vehicles, drug driving, smart motorways and electric vehicles. Click here to take the survey The […]

Road Safety News w/comm 9/3/20 – in association with THINK!

Click here to read all news reports • A new report challenges the assumption that there is a link between the speed a motorcycle is travelling at, and the severity of the injuries to the rider, in the event of a collision. • The Government is being urged to ‘seize the opportunity’ to improve safety […]

Road Safety News w/comm 2/3/20 – in association with THINK!

Click here to read all news reports • Transport ministers from around the world have set out a plan to halve the number of road traffic deaths by 2030. • Businesses in Wirral participated in a mock trial, to gain an understanding of the consequences if one of their drivers is involved in a collision. […]

2020 National Road Safety Conference • Call for papers

The 2020 National Road Safety Conference organising committee has published details of the topics to be covered on the main agenda, and is now inviting practitioners and academics to express interest in presenting at the conference. The 12th running of National Conference, which is being organised by the Road Safety GB Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Group and co-sponsored […]

Road Safety News w/comm 24/2/20 – in association with THINK!

Click here to read all news reports • THINK! has commissioned a series of illustrations, as part of its Pint Block drink drive campaign, to highlight how friendship can encourage safer driving. • The DVSA has announced plans to make the driving theory test more accessible to people with reading or learning difficulties. • Drivers […]

Road Safety News w/comm 10/2/20 – in association with THINK!

  Click here to read all news reports • IAM RoadSmart has warned that allowing electric scooters to operate on roads and pavements would be ‘bad for road safety’. (3 reader comments) • School crossing patrols in Suffolk are being issued with body cameras in order to curb abuse from motorists and other road users. […]

Road Safety News w/comm 3/2/20 – in association with THINK!

Click here to read all news reports • A new THINK! campaign tackles ‘driving distractions’ caused by young men travelling as passengers in a car driven by one of their peers. • A group of MPs says the DfT and Highways England behaved with a “shocking degree of carelessness” over the introduction of smart motorways. […]

Panorama to focus on ‘Britain’s Killer Motorways’

Smart motorways are set to come under intense scrutiny tonight during an episode of BBC’s Panorama programme. A Freedom of Information (FoI) request sent by Panorama to Highways England shows 38 people have been killed on smart motorways in the last five years. The FoI request also reveals on one section of the M25, the number […]