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FAMILY SAFETY

Young people are encouraged to wear high-visibility clothing when walking near roads or using public or school transport, especially during misty and rainy days in winter, and in the early morning when visibility is poor.

Western Cape government plea to teach children good road safety habits

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) is urging teachers, parents and other caregivers in the Western Cape to promote good road safety...

MOTORCYCLES

The BikerTek campaign features a spoof pop up shop which has been set up at bike shows and cafes across south east England selling new bike “parts”.

Motorbike safety campaign targets leisure riders

A campaign has been launched by Highways England aimed at reducing the number of motorbike crashes in the UK. The BikerTek campaign features a spoof...

DRIVING FOR WORK

Researchers from King’s and Queen Mary University of London recruited 140 professional drivers from a range of different occupations working in the heart of London and asked them to carry black carbon monitors for 96 hours.

Black carbon exposure levels compared among professional drivers

Taxi drivers in London experience the highest exposures to black carbon compared to other professional drivers such as couriers, truck drivers, waste removal and...
The analysis, from the American Transportation Research Institute, showed detention times have increased, with negative impacts on driver productivity, regulatory compliance and compensation.

Truck drivers report increase in detention times

Truckers are seeing more frequent and lengthier detention times, according to new research looking at the safety and productivity impacts. The analysis, from the American...
DfT issues Brexit guidance for goods vehicle drivers

DfT issues Brexit guidance for goods vehicle drivers

The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued guidance describing what UK lorry and goods vehicle drivers need to do to drive professionally in the...