The new legislation, which came into force this month, will see drivers fined €120 and handed three penalty points if they are caught putting cyclists at risk.

New law to protect cyclists in Ireland

A new law has made it an offence to “dangerously overtake” a cyclist in Ireland. The new legislation, which came into force this month, will...
Data shows that about nine people are killed every day in collisions involving a distracted driver, with texting continuing to be a major distraction. However, some states have harsher texting laws than others.

Texting and driving laws vary significantly between states

Drivers in the U.S. can be fined anything from $20 to $1,000 for texting while driving depending on the state they are in, according...
The two organizations say that poor vision and tires in a bad state of use are two main risk factors for road safety.

New campaign raises awareness of good driver vision and safe tires

A two-year collaboration through a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by Michelin and Essilor to raise awareness of the importance of good vision...
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and state-wide law agencies teamed up for the annual Halloween The Heat Is On DUI enforcement campaign which ran from October 31 to November 4.

Colorado enforcement campaign arrests 228 impaired drivers

A total of 228 drivers were arrested in Colorado during an annual Halloween enforcement campaign – 150 less than last year. The Colorado Department of...
In the NTSB’s first examination of bicyclist safety since 1972, the agency recommended all “50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, require that all persons wear a helmet while riding a bicycle.”

Safety chiefs call for all bicyclists to wear helmets

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is calling for bicyclists across the U.S. to wear helmets in a bid to reduce the number of...
Trucks and buses will have to be designed and manufactured in such a way that the blind spots around the vehicle are significantly reduced. They will also have to be equipped with advanced systems capable of detecting pedestrians and cyclists located in close proximity to the vehicle.

Fatigue and distraction warning systems to be mandatory on all new...

As of mid-2022, all new cars put on the EU market will have to be equipped with advanced safety systems, the European Council has...
HAMS, which stands for Harnessing AutoMobiles for Safety, was originally conceived as a system to monitor drivers and their driving, with the aim of improving road safety.

Smartphones used instead of instructor for driving tests in India

Instructor-free driving tests conducted by a smartphone attached to the car’s windshield are being carried out in India as part of a Microsoft Research...
The Electra 100% Electric Gritter - thought to be the first vehicle of its kind in the world - is the latest addition to Transport Scotland’s fleet and will be trialled on the Forth Bridges Unit, undertaking winter patrols on the two iconic crossings.

World first as electric gritter prepares for work on Scotland’s roads

A state-of-the-art fully electric gritter will be trialled on Scotland’s Forth Bridges this winter. The Electra 100% Electric Gritter - thought to be the first...
But the AAA said some of the self-regulated changes older drivers make like avoiding driving at night, on the freeway, in afternoon rush hour traffic or in unfamiliar areas can be unnecessary and do not always improve safety.

Older drivers urged to address issues of discomfort early

Older drivers are changing their driving habits because of a lack of confidence or discomfort while behind the wheel, according to new research from...