Safeguarding

Government accused of 'gambling with women's lives' after not adopting EU crash-test rules

Government accused of ‘gambling with women’s lives’ after not adopting EU crash-test rules

The Government is being accused of ‘gambling’ with the lives of women and older drivers as delays to new safety measures for car manufacturers continue, according to the AA. In Northern Ireland and the European Union new vehicle models will be required to be fitted with new safety features. Head-on collision protection has become necessary, …

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Experts claim measures needed to keep older drivers safe on the road

Experts claim measures needed to keep older drivers safe on the road

Road safety experts have said that measures are needed to keep elderly drivers on the road after a report indicated that in 20 years motorists in their seventies will stand a 40 per cent-higher chance of being killed in a car accident. A Government-funded report from the Road Safety Foundation (RSF) highlighted the fact that …

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Road Safety Week: Road safety awarenes should be taught in schools, says TTC

Road Safety Week: Road safety awareness should be taught in schools, says TTC

Adding road safety training to the national school curriculum could leave the next generation of road users better prepared for when they start learning how to drive. The call comes from risk management specialist and road safety provider TTC Group stating that road safety awareness should be taught in schools. With 4,140 reported road casualties …

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Driving Instructors wanted for the Cycle Savvy project

Driving Instructors wanted for the Cycle Savvy project

Shape the future of driver instruction and improve safety for learners and cyclists. Cycle Savvy is a new educational initiative, funded by the Department for Transport, designed to improve understanding and cooperation between drivers and cyclists. Driving Instructors are wanted to take part in this exciting project and help make our roads safer for everyone. …

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Ford's brain research to help prevent drivers from switching off at the wheel

Ford’s brain research to help prevent drivers from switching off at the wheel

Car giant Ford has teamed up with neuroscientists to develop a more effective way of detecting if drivers are tired, distracted or not concentrating behind the wheel. According to Ford, alerting drivers who are tired or distracted could help keep other road users safe, given that driver fatigue is cited as a contributing factor in …

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