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 …

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 …

Wild animal collision advice

The coming weeks will see a significant rise in the risk of collisions with deer and other wild animals, warns road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist. This is the rutting season, which makes deer more likely to be on the roads. Figures from the Deer Initiative indicate that between 42,000 and 74,000 deer are involved …