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:  …

Covid 19 impacting our roads

The COVID-19 pandemic has been akin to a car crash for the UK’s health and economy. But collateral damage caused by the virus has also had an impact on other areas of people’s lives.  As many people embraced staying at home, many cars were left to languish on driveways. But since social gatherings, offices, and …

Motorists urged to get a grip on Tyre Safety Day

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), An Garda Síochána and the Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA), have teamed up for ‘Tyre Safety Day’ on Wednesday 6 October, during Irish Road Safety Week, to remind all road users to check their tyres to ensure they are roadworthy. Motorists are being encouraged to visit any ITIA dealer nationwide …

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 …