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FAMILY SAFETY

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is educating the public on all aspects of child safety in and around vehicles as part of the campaign.

Motorists in Florida urged to slow down in school zones

August is Child Safety Awareness Month and motorists are being reminded to drive safely on Florida roads as children go back to school. The Florida...

MOTORCYCLES

Every year more than 5,000 motorcyclists are killed in crashes on US roads with many of the tragedies attributed to a motor vehicle driver not seeing the motorcyclists.

Bikers reluctant to wear high-visibility clothing

Motorcyclists are reluctant to wear high-visibility gear which could make them safer on the road, according to a new report. Every year more than 5,000...

DRIVING FOR WORK

In October 2019 the first phase of the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) begins, which will see HGVs over 12 tonnes entering or operating in Greater London requiring a free safety permit.

New HGV safety scheme alone “will not achieve zero vehicular harm”...

The haulage industry body has urged the Mayor of London to find more effective ways of achieving zero vehicular harm in the capital. In October...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requested comments on a possible pilot program to allow 18- to 20-year-old drivers to operate commercial vehicles in interstate commerce.

IIHS calls for more research into crash risk of young truck...

More research into the crash risk of truck drivers under age 21 should be conducted before allowing them to drive between states, according to...
Throughout the week law enforcement will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in dangerous driver behaviors.

Operation Safe Driver Week underway in US

This week (July 14-20) is the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week. Throughout the week law enforcement will be on the lookout...