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The agency’s new report, ‘The Economic and Societal Impact of Motor Vehicle Crashes, 2019,’ examines the costs of one year of crashes that killed an estimated 36,500 people, injured 4.5 million, and damaged 23 million vehicles.

New report says traffic crashes cost America $340 Billion in 2019

Motor vehicle crashes cost American society $340 billion in 2019, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The agency’s new report, ‘The Economic...

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 study looks at three critical challenges for nationwide vehicle electrification US electricity supply and demand, electric vehicle production and truck charging requirements.

New study investigates converting US vehicle fleet to electric

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released a new report that assesses the infrastructure requirements for converting the US vehicle fleet to battery...
The ETSC said the European Commission was coming under pressure from the road transport industry to decrease the recommended minimum age of professional drivers in all sectors to 18, with training allowed from aged 17.

Safety body calls for age of professional drivers not be to...

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) is calling for the minimum driving age for all vehicle categories not to be decreased further claiming it...
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,...