Transport Safety


New standards introduced to improve safety for taxi and private hire vehicle passengers

Passengers travelling in taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs), including app-based services, will be kept safer under tough new licensing standards introduced by the government. Read More

Trains still discharging waste onto tracks

Approximately 350 rail vehicles continue to discharge waste on the tracks, according to a report in Rail Magazine. Read More

Does motorway roadworks speed limit increase put roadworkers at added risk?

Speed limits through most major roadworks in England will be increased to 60mph, Highways England has announced. 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

Managing Work Related Road Risk as employees return to work post COVID-19 Lockdown

Dr Jim Golby, Director of Research and Customer Experience at Applied Driving Techniques, highlights the opportunities and benefits for Employers as their staff begin to return to work. Read More

‘Poor lift truck inspections could pose risk to life’

Thorough Examinations should be completed by qualified engineers, says CFTS — the body behind the national standard. Read More

Work Related Road Risk in 2020: Not the time for cutting corners

All employers are very much presented with an opportune moment now to shine the spotlight back on Work Related Road Risk ("WRRR"), given that the legal framework which underpins this area otherwise remains unchanged and more than ever, businesses should look to comply. Read More

Technology in infrastructure could ‘slash fatal building site accidents’ and ‘revolutionise construction’

Highways England has launched a 15-year plan to accelerate the use of technology in infrastructure. It says this ‘digital revolution’ in the construction industry could ‘slash the number of fatal building site accidents. Read More

Rail regulator warns trespassers after 25% increase in year-on-year incidents

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has urged people to stop taking unnecessary risks around the railway, with the rail regulator seeing a spike in near miss incidents being reported as well as a surge in actual trespass incidents on the railway. Read More

Road safety: ‘Europe’s roads are getting safer, but progress remains too slow’

The European Commission has released preliminary figures which say that, compared to previous years, fewer people lost their lives on EU roads in 2019. Read More



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