Between July 1–5, travel volumes are expected to almost fully return to pre-pandemic levels with the AAA predicting the second-highest Independence Day travel volume on record.

47 million Americans expected to travel for Independence Day

More than 47.7 million Americans are expected to take to the nation’s roadways and skies this Independence Day. Between July 1–5, travel volumes are expected...
More than 3,200 people and organisations responded to a consultation on the guidance, with their comments directly leading to it being amended and improved. The amendments are expected to become part of The Highway Code later this year.

Highway Code updates revealed

Highways England has drafted updated guidance for The Highway Code with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to help road users better understand...
In 2020 there were more than 48,500 crashes in Florida caused by drivers who had diverted their attention. FDOT will be educating drivers on distracted driving prevention during this year’s peak summer travel months.

Florida drivers urged to cut distractions

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), along with its highway safety partners statewide, is urging drivers to cut out distractions while driving this summer. In...
The 2021 GHSA-Responsibility.org grant awards will provide four states – Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland and Wisconsin – with a total of $157,165 to support enhanced identification and assessment of alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers.

GHSA awards grants to combat impaired driving

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) are awarding grants to help states keep Americans safe from...
A total of 2,123 drivers were cited during the enforcement (May 24 to June 6), including 58 drivers who had an improperly restrained child under the age of 15 in their vehicle.

Colorado’s seat belt enforcement cites 2,123 drivers

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and 63 law enforcement agencies throughout the state recently partnered for the largest statewide Click It or Ticket...
The 17 percent annual reduction in deaths is most likely attributable to Covid-19 restrictions on travel.

EU road deaths decrease 17%

There were around 3,900 fewer road deaths in the European Union in 2020 compared to the previous year, according to a new report by...
The result is based on the real-world experiences of UK motorists, with more than 148,000 people submitting their opinions on a wide range of ownership categories.

Toyota voted most reliable brand by drivers

Toyota has been voted the most reliable brand in the Auto Trader New Car Awards. The result is based on the real-world experiences of UK...
Using federal crash statistics, transportation data analysis firm Impact Research estimated that 566 people were killed and 14,371 injured each year over 2016-18 in crashes on all types of roads involving a disabled vehicle in which visibility was likely a factor.

Stopped-vehicle crashes result in hundreds of U.S. deaths every year

Hundreds of people are killed and thousands are injured each year in the U.S. in crashes involving stopped or disabled vehicles that may not...
The organisation has joined Keep Britain Tidy’s Million Mile Mission to help clear litter from the roads.  

UK drivers urged to take their litter home 

Highways England is asking motorists to take their rubbish home as part of the Great British Spring Clean. The organisation has joined Keep Britain Tidy’s...