Consumers surveyed told AAA they are more interested in improved vehicle safety systems (77%) versus self-driving cars (18%).

US drivers favour improved vehicle safety systems over self-driving cars

Drivers want automakers to improve the performance of existing driver support features rather than develop self-driving cars, according to a new American Automobile Association...
The new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary grant program aims to support communities to develop safety action plans and implement projects and strategies which reduce or eliminate road deaths and serious injuries.

$1 billion funding available for local communities to improve road safety

Funding worth $1 billion has been made available by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for local communities to make road safer. The new Safe...
The appeal insists that removing fossil fuel burning vehicles from the road is imperative for Europe reaching its goal of net zero emissions by 2050, and to help avoid the worst impacts of climate change on people and the planet.

Ford joins appeal to the EU for 100% all-electric vehicle sales...

Ford along with 27 companies have joined an appeal to the European Union (EU) to ensure all new cars and vans in Europe are...
Under the voluntary commitment brokered by IIHS and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 12 out of 20 major automobile manufacturers equipped nearly all the light vehicles they produce for the U.S. market with AEB last year — well ahead of the September 2022 target.

IIHS eyes higher-speed test for automatic emergency braking

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is looking at increasing the speed it carries out crash tests after achieving its goal of making...

Campaign launches in British Columbia to slow down speeding summer drivers

A month-long campaign has launched in British Columbia to tackle speed-related crashes. According to police data as the weather warms up an average of 141...
The organisation said nearly 80% of drivers want automakers to focus on improving fuel economy, while 76% want active driving assistance systems (ADAS), like automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assistance, and adaptive cruise control.

Vehicle safety features are a priority for car buyers

Better fuel efficiency and more driver assist safety features are top of the shopping list for car buyers, according to the American Automobile Association...
The Safe Travel in Local Streets Program has delivered safety improvements on local streets from 2019 to 2022, in partnership with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).

$46m road safety projects to make Victoria streets safer

An investment of $46 million has been injected into traffic calming and road safety projects across Victoria to make local streets safer for pedestrians,...
Researchers from the University of Toronto and the University of Minnesota focused on Texas, where officials display messages for one week each month.

Highway death toll warning signs could increase crashes

Electronic highway message boards which display traffic fatality numbers in a bid to reduce crashes could have the opposite effect, according to a new...
To help reverse the trend young leaders from across the world are claiming their space in the global road safety agenda in preparation for a United Nations High-Level Meeting on Road Safety taking place in June 2022.

Road traffic accidents leading cause of death for young people

Road traffic crashes are said to be the leading cause of death for young people aged 15-29. To help reverse the trend young leaders from...