Archive for the ‘Europe’ Category

  • Weather woe inflates the need for tyre safety checks

    on Jan 15, 14 • in Europe • with Comments Off on Weather woe inflates the need for tyre safety checks

    Drivers are being reminded about the need for more regular tyre checks as flooding flooding abates across the country

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  • Euro NCAP announces Best in Class Cars of 2013

    on Jan 13, 14 • in Europe • with Comments Off on Euro NCAP announces Best in Class Cars of 2013

    Each year, Euro NCAP identifies the models tested that have achieved the highest scores in their respective class. In 2013, a total of 33 cars were tested in seven different categories. The top achievers gained the highest overall scores, calculated from the results achieved in adult, child, pedestrian protection and safety assist tests

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  • Police warn drivers on drink and drug driving

    on Dec 5, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on Police warn drivers on drink and drug driving

    Police Officers across Europe begin a week-long campaign on Monday 9 December to raise awareness of the dangers of drink and drug driving. The campaign is co-ordinated by TISPOL (the European Traffic Police Network), and involves officers carrying out alcohol and drug checks at any time of the day and night

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  • RSA and Garda Siochána launch Christmas road safety campaign

    on Dec 4, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on RSA and Garda Siochána launch Christmas road safety campaign

    The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána today launched their Christmas and New Year Road Safety Campaign at the Medical Bureau for Road Safety,

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  • Kids advised to Glow in the Dark

    on Nov 1, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on Kids advised to Glow in the Dark

    Kids love all things ‘Glow in the Dark’, so it shouldn’t be a problem convincing them to adopt fluorescent reflective clothing and accessories this winter

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  • Tyre manufacturer highlights road safety

    on Oct 31, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on Tyre manufacturer highlights road safety

    Leading tyre manufacturer Michelin has won three Peer Awards for the Company’s outstanding work highlighting road safety in the community. Michelin was awarded the Education of the Community, Corporate Responsibility and Innovation Awards at a lavish ceremony in London last week. The 2014 Peer Awards for Excellence are now in their fourth year and celebrate innovation in the areas of Corporate Responsibility, Customer Engagement and People and Performance. Unusually, award winners are voted for and chosen by other companies in a bid to inspire participants and encourage interaction and co-operation between entrants. Michelin was the

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  • Drivers wary of safety benefits of EU vehicle control

    on Oct 30, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on Drivers wary of safety benefits of EU vehicle control

    Three quarters of drivers are concerned that the use of Intelligent Speed Adaptations (ISAs) will compromise safety, according to research by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM)

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  • On the Road with Autonomous Emergency Braking Systems

    on Oct 29, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on On the Road with Autonomous Emergency Braking Systems

    Euro NCAP has released the first results of rear-end crash avoidance systems tested against the upcoming 2014 rating protocol. Eight vehicles have been compared with respect to their performance on the test track

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  • New tyre safety blockbuster

    on Oct 18, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on New tyre safety blockbuster

    TyreSafe, the UK’s leading tyre safety organisation has launched a YouTube video that promotes tyre safety, and help drivers to stay safe on the roads.TyreSafe’s family of road safety ambassadors, the McIntyres, are making their latest online appearance in a new ‘movie’ designed to help drivers stay safe on the road. In their latest episode, the safety conscious family star alongside their less well-informed neighbours, the Hazards, who are making their acting debut. While it may not have a Hollywood budget and star A-list actors, what it lacks in glitz and glamour it more than

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  • Carmaker works to reduce pedestrian collisions

    on Oct 15, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on Carmaker works to reduce pedestrian collisions

    Carmaker, Toyota has revealed two new integrated safety systems designed to reduce the risk of pedestrian collisions and deliver safer driving in traffic, both of which will be brought to market in the next few years

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