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RISK MANAGEMENT

Organized by the National Safety Council, this year marks the 25th anniversary of the month-long safety campaign.

June is National Safety Month

This June is National Safety Month, an annual observance to help keep each other safe from the workplace to anyplace. Organized by the National Safety...

FAMILY SAFETY

A $4 million grant from NJM will launch a state-of-the-art virtual driving assessment system for young drivers and comes after research showed that more than 95 percent of novice driver crashes are due to driver error.

$4m grant awarded to virtual program for teen driver safety

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has announced an innovative new partnership with auto insurers NJM Insurance Group (NJM) to help prepare teenagers to drive...

MOTORCYCLES

Now the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is launching a new campaign - which coincides with May’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month – highlighting the importance of wearing a helmet.

2020 was deadliest year for motorcyclists in Colorado

Last year marked the deadliest year on record for motorcyclists in Colorado, with 137 riders killed. Now the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is launching...

DRIVING FOR WORK

UK delivery company, Hermes, is the first business to partner with Ford on the programme. Using a customised Ford commercial vehicle, the research aims to better understand how other road users would interact with an apparently driverless delivery van.

Research launches to see if self-driving vans could deliver parcels

Ford has announced a new self-driving vehicle research programme designed to help businesses in Europe understand how autonomous vehicles can benefit their operations. UK delivery...
And, according to the researchers at the University of Missouri, the people who develop this condition are more than three times more likely to be involved in a crash.

Shift work sleep disorder increases crash risk

People who work non-traditional work hours, such as 11pm to 7am, or the “graveyard” shift, are more likely than people with traditional daytime work...
Mandatory entry-level training (MELT) will need to be completed by Class 1 commercial driver licence applicants and will exceed the minimum requirements set by the National Safety Code.

New truck driver training to improve road safety in British Columbia

Mandatory commercial truck driver training is being introduced in British Columbia (B.C.) to improve road safety. Mandatory entry-level training (MELT) will need to be completed...