Archive for the ‘Europe’ Category

  • European Commission considers in vehicle technology

    on Sep 4, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on European Commission considers in vehicle technology

    The European Commission is considering introducing “Big Brother” in vehicle technology that would reduce the speed of cars or trucks that break the speed limit, in a bid to slash road deaths on Europe’s roads

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  • Britain’s most unloved drivers revealed

    on Sep 3, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on Britain’s most unloved drivers revealed

    People who drive Audi and BMW cars have been named as the UK’s least favourite road users, according to a survey by a leading car and motorcycle dealership

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  • Only half of truck drivers use the safety belt

    on Aug 29, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on Only half of truck drivers use the safety belt

    Wearing a safety belt doubles the chances of survival in a serious road accident. Nonetheless, half of all truck drivers choose not to use their safety belts, according to truck-maker, Volvo

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  • On course towards accident-free driving

    on Aug 28, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on On course towards accident-free driving

    Car-maker Volkswagen has set the goal of exploiting all potentials that contribute towards significantly reducing traffic fatalities as well as the sheer number of accidents. All of these activities are bundled under the company’s “Vision Zero” concept. In the development of innovative driver assistance systems, Volkswagen is pursuing this vision as systematically as it is the concept of piloted parking and driving. Focal points of research and development at Volkswagen towards this goal are: improved perception of the vehicle surroundings and events in traffic, assisting the driver in challenging traffic situations, improving the safety of

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  • Volvo cyclist detection system wins safety award

    on Aug 20, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on Volvo cyclist detection system wins safety award

    Carmaker Volvo, has earned industry recognition for its revolutionary Cyclist Detection system after winning the Best Car Safety System award at the 2013 BusinessCar Fleet Technology awards in the UK – the Techies

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  • New pan-European driving rules on the way

    on Aug 20, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on New pan-European driving rules on the way

    New pan-European legislation to prevent motoring offenders from avoiding justice comes into force in November. Drivers across the European Union will face penalties for breaking traffic laws when driving outside their home country. The regulations will come into force by November 7, the deadline date for EU Member states to implement the Directive facilitating cross border exchange of information on road safety related traffic offences. There are eight offences included in the text of the EU Directive: · Speeding · Not using a seatbelt · Not stopping at a red traffic light or other mandatory

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  • New penalties for UK careless driving

    on Aug 18, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on New penalties for UK careless driving

    Changes giving the police powers to issue fixed penalty notices for careless or inconsiderate driving have come into effect today (August 16 2013) in Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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  • Pan-European speed checks

    on Aug 15, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on Pan-European speed checks

    Police across Europe commence a week-long speed enforcement operation starting Monday 19 August. During the operation, co-ordinated by the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL), officers will use a number of speed detection methods across all types of road. The purpose of the operation is to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding, and to remind drivers of the benefits for all road users of driving at speeds that are both legal and appropriate. “We urge all drivers to challenge their own attitude to speeding,” says TISPOL President Koen Ricour.  “Anyone who still believes that speeding

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  • AA warns on Bank Holiday traffic

    on Aug 7, 13 • in Europe • with Comments Off on AA warns on Bank Holiday traffic

    Wellies at the ready this August Bank Holiday Weekend as Oxegen returns to Punchestown Racecourse after a break last year. Although the festival has been somewhat downsized, the quality has by no means been compromised. Headline acts include Calvin Harris and David Guetta

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