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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

Unite calls for urgent action on agricultural safety

Unite has called on the Government to take urgent action to improve safety in farming. The trade union released new Read More

Union calls for review of mobile crane safety regs

Unite has written to the transport minister urging action to ensure the safety of mobile cranes on roads. Read More

Four in ten business drivers given license points

Almost four in ten business drivers have been given points on their license from work-related driving offences, according to research Read More



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