Research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) showed motorists are confident in adaptive cruise control systems but have less faith in systems to stop vehicles from drifting over the center line.

Drivers don’t trust lane-centering technology

A new study has revealed that drivers’ lack of confidence in lane-centering technology systems affects their acceptance of automated vehicles. Research by the Insurance Institute...
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which is investigating the crash involving a 2001 Ford Excursion, has provided a number of recommendations to make limos safer in a new report.

Calls for US national safety standards for limousines

Calls have been made for safer seating and seat belts for all passengers to be fitted in all new limousines after a crash in...
In a study by the RAC, 72 percent of 2,130 members said they wanted to see councils tackling motorists who leave their engines on, with 44 percent calling for drivers to be hit in the pocket.

Calls made for engine idling fines

Almost half of drivers want to see fines handed out to motorists who refuse to turn off their engines while parked, according to a...
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) Drowsy Driving Prevention Week will be held from November 3-10 when the NSF will be encouraging motorists to prioritize sleep and only drive when alert and refreshed.

Campaign aims to keep sleepy drivers off the roads

An annual campaign aimed at reducing the number of drivers who drive while sleep deprived takes place next month. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) Drowsy...
The American Automobile Association (AAA) tested four 2019 model midsize sedans equipped with the feature in a number of scenarios.

Pedestrian detectors don’t work well at night, study finds

Pedestrian detection technology on vehicles is completely ineffective at night, new research claims. The American Automobile Association (AAA) tested four 2019 model midsize sedans equipped...
The policy requires all drivers who sign up to the Uber Australia rides platform to drive a vehicle which holds a five-star ANCAP safety rating.

Uber Australia introduces ANCAP five-star safety requirement

Uber has introduced a five-star vehicle use policy for its Australian driver partners. The policy requires all drivers who sign up to the Uber Australia...
The report, by road safety charity Brake and Direct Line, based on a survey of 1,000 drivers, also found that seven in 10 motorists think cycling is a risk.

Traffic threat makes UK city streets unsafe for kids, survey claims

Two thirds of drivers do not think it is safe for children to walk down UK city streets because of the threat of traffic,...
The AA Research Foundation study analysed six months of court data from when alcohol interlocks became a mandatory sentence for many drink drivers in July 2018.

Report finds NZ drink drivers are avoiding alcohol interlocks

Nearly half of drink drivers in New Zealand facing an alcohol interlock on their vehicles are not being sentenced to install one despite law...
Extra signs to show motorists the distance to the next area will also be provided and each area will have a marked out box to make it clearer for drivers to see where the ideal central stopping position is.

UK motorway emergency areas set for safety makeovers

Emergency areas on smart motorways in Yorkshire, England, are being turned bright orange to make them more visible for drivers. Extra signs to show motorists...