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Proactivity in driver safety

Nowadays, detailed health and safety policies come with the territory for anyone who drives for work. Companies will instruct their drivers in vehicle maintenance, driving style, designated breaks and lone working before sending them out onto the road. With hundreds or even of thousands of hours racked up every week by organisations with large fleets, this is a natural and necessary step. However, it’s also only a first one Read More

UK to leave EU aviation safety regulator at end of 2020

The UK will leave the European aviation safety regulator after the Brexit transition period, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed. Read More

Driver eye care – minimising risk

Stark Government statistics show that up to a third of all road traffic accidents involve someone who is working at the time. Read More

Preparing for the future: Road safety and occupational health in the era of autonomous cars

Giles Kirkland addresses the responsibility and decision-making capacities of Artificial Intelligence, lack of the human factor, automated traffic and whether road regulations are adjusted to self-driving vehicles. Read More

Mandatory vehicle speed limiters ‘landmark day for safety’

Campaigners have hailed a decision by the EU to introduce vehicle speed limiters as a 'landmark day for safety'. Read More

Taxi safety: Taxi drivers set to face tougher safety standards

The Department for Transport has launched a consultation on tougher licensing guidelines, which include the option of installing CCTV in every taxi and private hire vehicle. Read More

Driverless cars on British roads by 2021

Fully self-driving cars without safety drivers could be on British roads by 2021, under new plans published by the Government. Read More

Duke of Edinburgh seatbelt incident: ‘The law applies to everyone’

According to data from the Department for Transport, seatbelts help to save around 2,000 lives every year. Read More

Review calls for tougher safety rules for minicab drivers

An independent review has called for tougher regulations and rules for taxi drivers to ensure minicab safety, following a series of attacks on passengers. Read More

Gig economy drivers more likely to be involved in traffic collisions

63% of self-employed drivers and couriers are not provided with safety training, while a similar number (65%) said they are not given any safety equipment. Read More



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