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RISK MANAGEMENT

A recent NSC survey revealed 90 percent of employers are concerned about mental health and chronic stress impacting fitness for duty – in addition to persistent concerns around legal and illicit substance misuse.

US employers urged to take a broader approach to “workplace impairment”

The National Safety Council (NSC) is calling on America’s employers to consider more than substance misuse when addressing “workplace impairment” - in response to...

FAMILY SAFETY

The study from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) and the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is the first to objectively look at the real-world risk of crashes and traffic violations among autistic adolescent and young adult drivers.

New study examines crash risk for autistic young drivers

Young autistic drivers have lower rates of moving violations and license suspensions, as well as similar to lower crash rates compared with their non-autistic...

MOTORCYCLES

The law specifies the type of vehicle that a candidate can use for their driving or riding test. This is known as the minimum test vehicle (MTV) requirement.

DVSA launches consultation on changing A2 test

The DVSA has launched a consultation on whether to allow candidates to take their A2 motorcycle test on motorcycles with a cylinder capacity as...

DRIVING FOR WORK

While the clock change brings welcome lighter evenings, the beginning of DST is also associated with increased crash risk.

Preparing for Daylight Saving Time (DST): Driver Safety Tips

This year Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts in the U.S. and Canada on Sunday March 14 and in the UK and Europe on Sunday...
The 2021 Top Truck Bottleneck List measures the level of truck-involved congestion at over 300 locations on the national highway system, using analysis, based on truck GPS data from over one million freight trucks.

Top 100 US truck bottlenecks revealed

The American Transportation Research Institute has released its annual list highlighting the most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America. The 2021 Top Truck Bottleneck List...
The red stripes, available on Transit and Transit Custom models, are illuminated by electricity passing through a thin layer of phosphorus gas – technology already used in aeroplane cockpits and on screens for medical and military equipment.

New technology designed to help keep roadside workers safe

In an effort to protect roadside workers, Ford has developed new electronic high-visibility panels which do not rely on other light sources to be...