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RISK MANAGEMENT

“Fatigue and distraction detection: A review of commercially available devices to detect fatigue and distraction in drivers” provides a detailed comparison of around 100 technologies and systems, with the overall aim to provide a recommendation on which devices to consider for further testing or use.

New report compares driver fatigue detection devices

A new report has been published that compares a range of devices available to help reduce driver fatigue. “Fatigue and distraction detection: A review of...

FAMILY SAFETY

They are warning parents not to buy them as gifts as latest RSA figures show three of the six people who died in Ireland between 2014 to 2019 in an incident involving a quad bike or scrambler were aged 18 or under.

Parents urged not gift quad bikes or scramblers for Christmas

In the run up to Christmas the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána in Ireland have launched a new public awareness campaign...

MOTORCYCLES

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole says a new video released by Transport for NSW and the Motorcycle Council shows riders how the Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS) safety feature works.

Motorcycle riders given a safety lesson in ABS

October is Motorcycle Awareness Month in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, and riders are being encouraged to learn how to protect themselves better on...

DRIVING FOR WORK

Driver shortage, truck parking, driver compensation and retention are among the top concerns, as well as – for the first time since 2005 – insurance costs.

Driver shortage and truck parking among top industry concerns

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, has released its 16th Top Industry Issues report. Driver shortage, truck parking, driver...
In accordance with updated guidance from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the DMV is issuing an extension through December 31, 2020, to all commercial driver’s licenses, learner’s permits and endorsements expiring between March and December 31, 2020.

Expiring commercial driver’s licenses extended in CA

California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has announced a new round of extensions for commercial drivers. In accordance with updated guidance from the Federal Motor...
CDOT and the Colorado State Patrol are teaming up to conduct safety checks of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) at the summit of Wolf Creek Pass.

Safety warning for truckers in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Transportation is warning big rig drivers to use extreme caution when traveling over mountain passes, such as U.S. Highway 160...