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RISK MANAGEMENT

However, despite the heightened danger they pose to other road users, pickups are less likely to be equipped with the crash avoidance feature than cars or SUVs, according to the organisation.

AEB cuts rear-end crash rates for pickups by more than 40%

Automatic emergency braking (AEB) reduces rear-end crash rates for pickups dramatically, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has shown. However, despite...

FAMILY SAFETY

MOTORCYCLES

The project will investigate the extent of under-reporting of e-scooter casualties and ways in which it could be improved, consider the DfT evaluation report of the e-scooter trial rental schemes and respond to the Government’s proposed Transport Bill.

Further funding to assess e-scooter safety

The Road Safety Trust has provided funding to The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) to assess private e-scooter safety and understand casualty...

DRIVING FOR WORK

The small-scale observational study, carried out on behalf of the Association of French Motorway Companies (ASFA), found on average drivers used their telephone ten times per hour while driving, for an average duration of use of 32 seconds.

Study shows lorry drivers spent 9% of driving time on the...

Lorry drivers spent an average of nine per cent of driving time using their mobile phone, according to a new study. The small-scale observational study,...
The research, originally published in 2005 with updates in 2011 and 2018, designed and tested a predictive model that identified statistically significant relationships between truck driver safety behaviors and future crash probability.

Study shows the truck driver behaviour that can increase crash risk

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released the 2022 update to its well-known Predicting Truck Crash Involvement research. The research, originally published in 2005...
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) together with An Garda Síochána and the Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA), came together to highlight the importance of roadworthy tyres as part of Tyre Safety Day, held earlier this month.

Correctly inflated tyres can cut costs and improve safety for businesses

Businesses are being urged to ensure company vehicles have correctly inflated tyres to improve safety and save money. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) together with...