Home Menu Search

Don't get side-swiped

20 August 2007

As part of its contribution to National Motorway Month, the Freight Transport Association wants drivers to look out for and take care when passing left-hand control vehicles. Their drivers inevitably run the risk of 'losing' overtaking vehicles, particularly cars, in blind spots on the right-hand side.

"On motorways there is are special problems involving foreign vehicles and the driver's vision. Drivers must take special care when overtaking a foreign vehicle, particularly a truck or coach. National Motorway Month is an idea for August, promoted by the FTA and others to encourage safer driving on motorways.

More details here

Related news, events and information

‘High-tech’ headgear highlights commercial vehicle blind spots

2 May 2018 – Story from Road Safety GB. Highways England has developed a new virtual reality app to in a bid to reduce the...

Motorway Driving for Learner Drivers

9 January 2017 – Learner drivers will be allowed to have driving lessons on motorways with a driving instructor in a car fitted...

Learner drivers on motorways from 4th June 2018

7 March 2018 – From Monday 4th June 2018, learner drivers will be able to take driving lessons on motorways in England,...

Driver offender courses broadened

22 January 2018 – The RAC Foundation has reported that more than 1.4 million drivers attended offender retraining courses in...

Hauliers urged to ‘get Smart’ on motorway driving

14 May 2018 – Story from Driving for Better Business. Haulage companies across the UK are being urged to enrol their drivers...

Young Drivers need to learn crash avoidance more quickly

11 January 2018 – A new report by Roadsafe partners IAM RoadSmart and TRL into crashes involving young drivers, has concluded...

Casualties fall as a result of active safety systems on cars

22 January 2018 – As reported in Fleet News, systems that mitigate driver errors and prevent accidents are now available on...

Jaguar Land Rover to begin UK real-world tests of autonomous technologies

15 July 2016 – Story from FleetWorld. Under the plans, the carmaker will roll out a fleet of more than 100 research vehicles...

Campaign urges drivers to act on vehicle safety issues

8 February 2017 – The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has launched a nationwide campaign urging drivers to check that...