road safety


Footage reveals dangers of not paying attention in roadworks

Highways England has urged motorists to drive carefully through roadworks as it reveals new research and shocking footage that show the dangers of not paying attention. Read More

Proposed new Highway Code could ‘potentially reduce’ road safety

UK drivers and motorcyclists are unconvinced by proposed changes to the Highway Code, according to a survey conducted by road safety charity IAM RoadSmart. Read More

Why RoSPA supports a life sentence for dangerous driving

Dr Karen McDonnell, OSH Policy Adviser at RoSPA, explains why seeking to influence policy and legislative change is one of many routes taken by RoSPA to meet its vision of life free from serious accidental injury. Read More

How safe are smart motorways? Only 48% of motorists say they know how to use them

More than half of UK motorist claim not to understand the rules of smart motorways, according to a recent poll. Read More

Road safety: Drivers to be banned from handling mobile phones

From next year, it could become illegal for anyone to pick up and use their mobile phone while driving, putting an end a loophole that can allow drivers to escape punishment for using a hand-held phone to take a photo or play a game. Read More

Highways England airs plan to protect roadworkers with new inflatable barrier

An inflatable safety barrier that can be put up in a matter of minutes is to help protect road workers on Highways England’s road network. Read More

Webinar Wednesdays: Driver safety – Understanding & influencing drivers’ attitudes & behaviour to reduce risk

Learn how to assess your drivers’ attitudes and influence their behaviour, how to effectively use driver risk profiling and the impact of COVID-19 on driver attitudes and behaviour. Read More

Webinar Wednesdays: Driver safety & managing work-related road risks – responsibilities, policies & mistakes

How do you manage work-related road risks? What are the common mistakes made by firms whose staff drive for work. Read More

Tests carried out for automated cone laying vehicle

A pioneering cone-laying vehicle is set to eliminate the need for roadworkers to do the job from the back of a truck, after successful tests on British roads. Read More

Coronavirus: Safety screens developed for taxis

Toyota has developed a new safety screen to fit into the cabins of taxis, to help mitigate coronavirus transmission for taxi drivers and customers. Read More



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