road safety


Government launches safe towing training scheme

RED Driver Risk Management has been made an inaugural member of the Government’s new safe towing scheme, intended to give businesses accredited training for drivers who tow. Read More

Government publishes ‘Safe use rules for automated vehicles’ consultation responses

Last year the government issued a consultation detailing proposals to amend The Highway Code to create rules on the safe use of automated vehicles on Great Britain's motorways. It has now published a summary of responses received, alongside the government's response to the consultation. Read More

Mobile phone laws: ‘The problem of distraction isn’t going away’

'We welcome stricter mobile phone laws, but with infotainment the problem of distraction isn’t going away,' says RED Driver Risk Management’s General Manager Greg Ford. Read More

Government make it illegal to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving ‘under any circumstance’

New mobile phone laws, making it illegal to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving under virtually any circumstance, will come into force on 25 March. Read More

‘Two-second rule’ campaign launched by National Highways

National Highways have launched a new campaign to tackle the issue of tailgating, a factor in around 1 in 8 crashes on England’s motorways. Read More

Ambulance crews urge drivers to respect the Red X

National Highways and ambulance crews ask drivers to respect the Red X and give them the space they need to reach incidents and treat casualties. Read More

New equipment cuts time taken to move stranded vehicles to safety

National Highways has invested £200,000 in new equipment and training to help cut the time taken to move a stranded vehicle to safety on motorways. Read More

New campaign launched to urge drivers to gain a better understanding of smart motorways

Two TV presenters are working with National Highways to produce helpful, practical videos featuring advice and information about using smart motorways. Read More

3 new highway Code rules: Guidance for fleets

RED Driver Risk Management has published explainer guidance for fleets to send to their drivers on the recent Highway Code changes. Read More

‘All road users must be informed of Highway Code changes’, says RoSPA

RoSPA has welcomed the planned updates to the Highway Code but has called for a major education campaign to ensure that all road users are aware of the new rules and advice. Read More



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