Up to 27 May 2020, 60 people have been killed in 56 fatal collisions, compared to 55 deaths in 48 fatal collisions up to 27 May 2019.

Ireland road safety appeal renewed as road deaths increase 9%

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have renewed their appeal for road users to take extra care, as provisional collision figures...
The exceptions would provide more space for restaurants and stores to serve their customers at a safe distance. The FHWA says States must implement proper safety measures to protect both clients and employees in the ROW area, including ensuring safety for drivers and pedestrians.

Sidewalks and parking areas may be used to “reopen the economy”

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) says it is considering short-term exceptions to the fair market value (FMV) requirement for the...
Small cars and minicars accounted for 15 of the 20 models with the highest death rates for model year 2017, while nearly half of the 20 models with the lowest death rates were luxury SUVs.

New report: small cars most dangerous for drivers

Driver death rates are highest in small cars and minicars, according to a new report from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). Small cars...
New test procedures will include a moving barrier to the moving car frontal crash test, replacing the regulation-based moderate offset-deformable barrier test, used by Euro NCAP for the last 23 years.

Euro NCAP announces major changes to safety testing

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) has announced changes to the way it tests the safety of vehicles. New test procedures will include...
The National Safety Council (NSC) says preliminary estimates show that, despite less drivers on the road, there was a year-over-year 14 percent jump in fatality rates per miles driven in March.

Death rates increase on U.S. highways despite lockdown

America’s roads have become quieter yet more “lethal” during the coronavirus pandemic, according to latest statistics. The National Safety Council (NSC) says preliminary estimates show...
The manufacturer says the move delivers on its promise made last year to introduce such a limitation and goes beyond regulation and legislation to help close the remaining gap to zero serious injuries and fatalities in traffic.

Volvo limits speed on all new cars

All Volvo cars now come with a limited top speed of 180kph. The manufacturer says the move delivers on its promise made last year to...
The Electric Bicycle Management Regulations, which will go into effect on 1 July 2020, is the first provincial law in China mandating e-bike rider helmet use with penalties for breaches, since China implemented new e-bike standards in April 2019.

Helmets on e-bikes to become mandatory in China

The Jiangsu People’s Congress has passed new regulations making the use of helmets by e-bike riders and passengers mandatory. The Electric Bicycle Management Regulations, which...
As coronavirus lockdown measures loosen, Minister for Transport and Roads, Andrew Constance, is urging people to walk, cycle or drive to work to ensure the public transport system can operate safely.

NSW commuters urged to avoid rush hour public transport

Commuters in New South Wales returning to work are being advised to avoid using public transport at peak times. As coronavirus lockdown measures loosen, Minister...
More than 36,000 Americans are killed on the country’s roads in an average year and as stay at home orders related to the pandemic ease and the number of drivers increase, the organization is urging motorists not to speed, drive distracted or drive impaired, and always fasten seatbelts.

Highway safety warning issued in U.S. as roads get busier

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is calling on Americans to practice highway safety with the same sense of responsibility they applied to reducing...