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...
A Department for Transport study looking at the change said there was a possible “statistically significant” improvement to road safety and suggests it has saved businesses millions of pounds a year.

HGV speed limit change has “potentially improved road safety”

A new report has suggested a speed limit increase for HGVs has improved road safety. In 2015 the speed limit for lorries over 7.5 tonnes...
New guidance for driving in EU after Brexit

New guidance for driving in EU after Brexit

The Department for Transport has issued an updated guidance document explaining what all drivers from the UK may need to do to drive in...
Driving in wet weather

Road safety tips: driving in the rain

With heavy rain falling across most of the UK and wet weather conditions expected into next week, here are ten safety tips for driving...
According to a 2016 study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, more than 200,000 crashes from 2011 to 2014 involved debris on roads. Road debris accounted for about 39,000 injuries and more than 500 deaths over the same time period, the study found.

OTS reminds drivers to secure their load

June 6 is Secure Your Load Day, and the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) is reminding drivers of the importance of keeping materials...
The trucker, who was seen holding his credit card and phone in each hand, was among over 3,000 dangerous drivers filmed by three unmarked HGV “supercabs” in the past year to improve safety on England’s high-speed roads.

Trucker caught making mobile card payment while driving

Footage of an HGV driver using a mobile phone to make a credit card payment as he travelled along a motorway has been released...
The FICO® Safe Driving Score leverages telematics-based driving data provided by Mentor to predict the likelihood of future driving incidents by evaluating driving behaviors, such as acceleration, braking, cornering, speeding and cellphone distraction.

FICO Safe Driving Score predicts likelihood of future collisions

This blog was originally published on the FICO website. Despite advancements in safety technology, road fatalities are on the rise. Per...