Using federal crash data from 2016 to 2021, IIHS researchers estimated that equipping every light van on the road with front crash prevention, lane departure prevention, blind spot detection and intelligent speed assistance (ISA) could address 26 per cent of all police-reported crashes, 22 per cent of injury crashes and 37 per cent of fatal crashes involving such vehicles.

IIHS calls for delivery vans to be fitted with better safety...

Equipping the light vans that fulfill America’s online orders with four safety features could prevent or mitigate close to four out of ten fatal...
The most recent data reveals there were 2,066 fatal injuries from transportation incidents in 2022, making up nearly 38 per cent of the total job-related fatalities that year and a rise of just over four per cent from 1,982 in 2021.

Driving leading cause of job-related deaths in the US every year

Driving for work is the leading cause of job-related deaths in the US every year, according to figures from the US Bureau of Labor...
The study looks at three critical challenges for nationwide vehicle electrification US electricity supply and demand, electric vehicle production and truck charging requirements.

New study investigates converting US vehicle fleet to electric

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released a new report that assesses the infrastructure requirements for converting the US vehicle fleet to battery...
The ETSC said the European Commission was coming under pressure from the road transport industry to decrease the recommended minimum age of professional drivers in all sectors to 18, with training allowed from aged 17.

Safety body calls for age of professional drivers not be to...

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) is calling for the minimum driving age for all vehicle categories not to be decreased further claiming it...
The small-scale observational study, carried out on behalf of the Association of French Motorway Companies (ASFA), found on average drivers used their telephone ten times per hour while driving, for an average duration of use of 32 seconds.

Study shows lorry drivers spent 9% of driving time on the...

Lorry drivers spent an average of nine per cent of driving time using their mobile phone, according to a new study. The small-scale observational study,...
The research, originally published in 2005 with updates in 2011 and 2018, designed and tested a predictive model that identified statistically significant relationships between truck driver safety behaviors and future crash probability.

Study shows the truck driver behaviour that can increase crash risk

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released the 2022 update to its well-known Predicting Truck Crash Involvement research. The research, originally published in 2005...
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) together with An Garda Síochána and the Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA), came together to highlight the importance of roadworthy tyres as part of Tyre Safety Day, held earlier this month.

Correctly inflated tyres can cut costs and improve safety for businesses

Businesses are being urged to ensure company vehicles have correctly inflated tyres to improve safety and save money. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) together with...
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Sam Farraway, said the new system would help operators and drivers carry out their work safely.

New system to help improve heavy vehicle safety

Registered heavy vehicle operators in New South Wales (NSW) can now access their drivers' demerit points balance, as long as they have their consent. Minister...
Chairman of the Association, Paul Hollick, said feedback from across its membership showed that serious problems were persisting and causing increasing operational disruption.

New car supply issues ‘worsening’ for some fleets

The new car supply situation for some fleets is worsening and remains extremely patchy for almost all, according to the Association of Fleet Professionals...