Home Menu Search

'Fresnel Lenses' Now Being Rolled Out Across the Country

6 December 2007

An innovative trial to tackle 'side-swiping' incidents involving left-hand drive trucks has shown a 59% reduction in accidents and work is now underway to roll it out across the country, Road Safety Minister Jim Fitzpatrick announced earlier in the week.

The results follow the distribution of 40,000 window-mounted lenses - known as Fresnel lenses - to left-hand drive trucks entering the UK across the Dover Straits. The Highways Agency will now distribute a further 90,000 lenses, targeting major ports in both England and France .

Full details here

Related news, events and information

Platoons lead the way to an autonomous future

24 May 2017 – In recent months there has been much discussion in the media about autonomous vehicles and, in particular,...

Penalty increase for mobile phone use

28 February 2017 – In UK it’s been illegal to use a hand held mobile phone while driving, or while stopped with the engine on,...

ITF – Safer Roads with Automated Vehicles

24 June 2018 – The International Road Traffic and Accident Group (IRTAD of the International Transport Forum (ITF/OECD) have...

Hands Free remains a danger

23 July 2018 – Highlighted on the Road Safety Knowledge Centre is a paper which explains that a hands-free mobile phone at the...