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Why Distracted Driving Campaigns don't work

21 January 2021 – Driving while distracted, whether by mobile phones, sat-nav systems, radios, children, smoking, eating or perhaps just daydreaming, is ubiquitous and anecdotally, on the increase, but can we counter the effects?

Data Driven 2020

21 January 2021 – Each year the RAC Foundation invites a range of experts to use their analytical skills and specialist tools to interrogate and interpret a whole host of transport-related datasets to provide a better understanding of the way we travel in the UK.

Twenty National programmes announced by EuroRAP

20 January 2021 – This is a major milestone in the ongoing cooperation between Civil Society, Mobility clubs, Universities/Research institutes and National Road Authorities to support the implementation of the National Road Safety Action plans.

Electric Car wins UK top award

19 January 2021 – Volkswagen family, the ID.3 wins What Car Awards organised by Thatcham.

Real-world benefits of crash avoidance technologies

18 January 2021 – HLDI and IIHS study the effects of crash avoidance features.

Better training is essential to make ADAS a safety benefit and not a potential hazard

18 January 2021 – Vehicle manufacturers, dealerships, DVSA (Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency) and driving instructors should include a comprehensive lesson for motorists on how to use advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) so they are a road safety benefit and not a potential hazard, says IAM RoadSmart.

World Bank’s Global Road Safety Facility Annual Report 2020.

13 January 2021 – The World Bank's Global Road Safety Facility's Annual Report is now available.

DfT and HSE want fleet views on driving for work guidance

13 January 2021 – A survey has been launched for fleets to have their say on how driving for work guidance from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Department for Transport (DfT) can be improved.

TfL launches new Vision Zero Dashboard

13 January 2021 – New Vision Zero Dashboard presents collision data in a more accessible format with enhanced search tools, maps and data visualisation, highlighting the frequency and severity of collisions in the capital

Cycle Helmet Safety Tests

8 January 2021 – UK Road Safety Trust has funded Folksam, the Swedish insurance company, to expand their annual tests and include additional cycle helmets available to UK consumers.

The outlook for managing drivers and vehicles in 2021

7 January 2021 – The latest lockdown, which the government appears to expect to be in place for at least the next 2-3 months, with some restrictions staying in place for much of the year, means those who are managing drivers and vehicles have to continue to adapt to the current situation.

Focus on Speed Management - Professional Resources

7 January 2021 – Each month we will focus on highlighting resources to support professionals working on speed management programmes.