Look out for each other campaign

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has launched a new campaign aimed at reducing the number of fatalities and serious injuries among older age groups.  Data, gathered from 2016 to 2020, shows that 31% of pedestrian fatalities are aged 65 and older and that the majority of fatal collisions involving these older pedestrians occurred on urban roads.  This new campaign …

The public’s concern over green transport

 With the world focusing on the upcoming COP26 in Scotland, UK road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, has asked its members what issues should be addressed regarding road users.    The poll revealed the top concern for the charity’s members was the lack of support for the transition to Electric Vehicles and the impact of the 2030 target to replace fossil fuelled vehicles.   The rest of the poll’s data is as follows:  …

E-scooter casualties revealed

The UK’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, is calling for the Government to make up its mind now to drive down injuries on UK roads caused by e-scooters.  The plea comes after Department for Transport’s (DfT) latest findings in: Reported Road casualties Great Britain, annual report: 2020 revealed for the first time that there were 484 …

EVs at the top of August sales

Electric Vehicles (EVs) have topped sales in the month of August in Europe for the first time ever.  According to the data of  26 European markets, new car registrations slowed down this August, with a decline of 18%. This marks the lowest recorded volume in August since 2014. However, this decline did not offset the growth registered during the second quarter of 2021. Year-to-date volume remains higher than last year, with 8,095,419 registered units compared with 7,192,839 registered …

See and be seen while driving

If you’ve driven after dark or on a wet day, you’ve seen it. A car up ahead with no rear lights illuminated, barely visible on the road.   As of September 1st 2021, in Canada, all new vehicles must have both headlights and taillights that turn themselves on at dark and dashboards that stay dark if …