As part of “The Heat Is On” campaign, The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law agencies are conducting a driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement until the beginning of September.

Traffic safety event rolls out Colorado

Law enforcement agencies across Colorado have teamed up to crack down on impaired driving in the weeks before Labor Day and through the holiday...
The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) is behind the new scheme which follows on from its recently launched distracted driving campaign. Promotional videos feature the comedy duo activating the function on their own phones, and having fun creating their own personalised “Do Not Disturb” auto-response messages throughout.

Comedy duo support new initiative against driver distraction

Australian comedians Sam Simmons and Aaron Chen are backing a new initiative aimed at encouraging drivers in Victoria to activate their smartphone’s ‘Do Not...
In a new report the Transport Committee said using mobile phones while driving is dangerous, with potentially “catastrophic consequences” and cites evidence showing that using a hands-free phone creates the same risks of crashing.

MPs in UK call for hands-free driving ban

Tougher action is needed on mobile phone use in cars including extending the ban to hands-free devices, according to MPs in the UK. In a...
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) researchers looked at injury measures from more than 400 frontal crash tests it performed as part of its vehicle ratings program to see if injuries were less likely in vehicles with knee airbags.

Study finds little benefit from knee airbag safety features

Knee airbags have little effect on injury risk and could increase it in some cases, according to a new study. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety...
The program, that involves school-based educational campaigns and helmet distribution programming in primary schools, has reported an increase in the average helmet wearing rate from 40.6 percent to 82.2 percent at four schools in Nha Be district that are new to the program.

AIP Foundation progress report sees increase in helmet wearing rates

The AIP Foundation has published a progress report on its Helmets for Kids Program. The program, that involves school-based educational campaigns and helmet distribution programming...
The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has released a white paper discussing strategies for delivering safety messages to the public and preparing the criminal justice system as AVs take the road.

Automated vehicles need to “win the public’s trust,” report says

Driver operated and automated vehicles (AVs) will be sharing the roadways for a long time, according to a new report looking at safety issues...
The Tasmanian State Government’s proposed “Slow Down Move Over” legislation – set to be introduced this year – will mean drivers must travel at no more than 40km/h when driving in the same direction as stationary emergency response vehicles with flashing lights.

Calls for new Tasmanian road rules to include tow truck drivers

The RACT is calling for tow truck drivers and roadside assist workers to be included in new legislation aimed at improving the safety of...
The hands-free cell phone bill became law in the State this month in a bid to reduce fatalities and injuries on Minnesota roads.

New hands-free driving law now in force in Minnesota

Motorists in Minnesota can no longer hold a phone in their hand while driving. The hands-free cell phone bill became law in the State this...
Drivers will see new technologies in action ahead of the Government’s $600 million M4 Smart Motorway project’s completion in 2020.

Smart Motorway project put to the test

A range of new intelligent transport systems aimed at ensuring less “stop-start traffic” are being put to the test along the M4 Motorway in...