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  • Car maker highlights dangers of distracted driving

    on Jul 17, 14 • in Europe • with No Comments

    With mobile phones becoming the number one killer on roads around the world, car maker Volkswagen has stepped up to the plate in China, with an innovative advertisement to make people understand the perils of distracted driving

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  • The shocking facts

    on Jun 18, 14 • in Europe • with No Comments

    Monroe, the shock absorber specialists are advising motorists to check their vehicle, including their shock absorbers before heading off their summer holidays. As millions of motorists across Europe take to the roads for the holidays, only a small fraction will remember to perform comprehensive inspections of key vehicle systems, including brakes, tyres, lights and shock absorbers, That’s right, shock absorbers. Many vehicle owners are surprised to learn that the primary role of a shock is to help protect their safety through precise steering, stopping and stability characteristics in a full range of driving situations. To

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  • IRU launches Crash Prevention Programme

    on May 22, 14 • in Europe • with No Comments

    Pan European trucking organisation International Road Transport Union (IRU) Academy has launched its new Crash Prevention Programme specifically designed to raise risk awareness and encourage road safety best practices among commercial drivers

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  • Fleets urged to take action on tyre pressures

    on May 14, 14 • in Europe • with No Comments

    Tyre manufacturer, Michelin’s new Head of Fleet is calling on fleet managers to take urgent action over tyre pressures after figures revealed company car drivers are worse than private motorists at maintaining the correct inflation

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  • Tyre company brings driver safety talks to Ireland

    on May 2, 14 • in Europe • with No Comments

    Leading tyre manufacturer Michelin has brought its ‘theatre in education’ series of safety awareness talks to Ireland

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  • Fleet operators believe technology could end speeding

    on May 1, 14 • in Europe • with No Comments

      Most fleet operators are convinced technology could bring an end to speeding, a poll on the comparison website TrackCompare.co.uk has revealed.   Asked could technology bring an end to speeding?, 56 per cent of respondents said yes.   Kjell Anderton, a TrackCompare director, said: “After years of uncertainty, there are now clear signs of increasing acceptance among fleet operators that technology will eventually end speeding.   “However, we were surprised by some comments. One respondent told us the only way to beat speeding was to increase speed limits, and a number of others said

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  • Road safety initiative gets medical support

    on Apr 2, 14 • in Europe • with No Comments

    Driver First Assist, a road safety initiative which seeks to reduce road fatalities through incident first-on-scene training has earned the support of The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (FPHC) of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

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  • CLOSER project gets green light

    on Mar 4, 14 • in Europe • with No Comments

    The European Commission has given the go-ahead to the Combined Learning Objectives for Safer European Roads – CLOSER project enabling the International Road Transport Union (IRU) to create safer European road operations through the development of new training materials in the fields of cabotage, cargo securing, and driving and rest time rules, to improve the efficiency and harmonisation of roadside and company checks. Training materials will be aimed at all key road transport professionals, including controllers, transport managers and drivers

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  • AdaptIVe moves automated driving forward

    on Feb 5, 14 • in Europe • with No Comments

    A consortium of 29 partners aims to achieve breakthrough advances that will lead to more efficient and safe automated driving

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  • IAM issues tunnel advice

    on Jan 21, 14 • in Europe • with No Comments

    Road safety charity, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is advising motorists on best practice on driving through tunnels

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