However, despite the heightened danger they pose to other road users, pickups are less likely to be equipped with the crash avoidance feature than cars or SUVs, according to the organisation.

AEB cuts rear-end crash rates for pickups by more than 40%

Automatic emergency braking (AEB) reduces rear-end crash rates for pickups dramatically, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has shown. However, despite...
From January 2023 ANCAP, which shares common test and rating protocols with its European counterpart Euro NCAP, will expand its criteria by adding new and updated tests and assessments to its star rating regime.

ANCAP to make crash tests more difficult in 2023

Australasia’s independent voice on vehicle safety, ANCAP, is broadening its test and rating criteria. From January 2023 ANCAP, which shares common test and rating protocols...
The document, Cybersecurity Best Practices for the Safety of Modern Vehicles, is an update to its 2016 edition.

NHTSA updates cybersecurity best practices for new vehicles

The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released updated guidance to the automotive industry for improving vehicle cybersecurity for...
The new offence of 'Causing Serious Injury by Careless Driving' came into law in the UK this summer under The Police Crime and Sentencing Act 2022.

Company drivers should be made aware of new careless driving law

Fleet managers in the UK should ensure their company drivers are aware of a new careless driving law, advises QBE Insurance Group. The new offence...
The risk is increased whenever a driver takes their eyes off the road. A vehicle travelling at 90 km/h covers 25 metres per second, meaning even a short glance at the navigation on the in-car screen can result in “driving blind” for ten metres or more. On an unlit road, this could potentially mean missing an important sign or a bend in the road.

New headlight technology helps keep drivers’ eyes on the road

In the UK, an estimated 40 per cent of collisions happen in darkness, even though there are far fewer people driving than in the...
The report published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows the overall gap drops from 18 per cent to 6.3 per cent for 2010-2020 vehicles and to 2.9 per cent for 2015-20 vehicles.

Newer cars appear to reduce gender disparities in crash outcomes

A new study has found woman involved in vehicle crashes are safer in newer cars but still not as safe as men. The report published...
The new slower speed limits are currently being trialled in eight communities across Wales and will be rolled out nationally in September 2023.

Plans to reduce the speed limit in Wales to 20mph given...

Wales will reduce the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph in built up areas from next year. The new slower speed limits are currently being...
The appeal has come from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) as farmers and contractors have started cutting silage around the country.

Farmers and motorists in Ireland urged to share the road during...

Motorists in Ireland are being urged to take extra care on the roads as the number of tractors, trailers and other farm machinery increases...
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research shows that a “learn as you go” approach still leaves gaps in understanding when compared to another group of drivers who had a strong grasp of the technology, partially due to a brief intensive hands-on training session.

Practice doesn’t make perfect with new vehicle technology

Owners of new vehicles with driving assistance technology may understand it better after six months of use, but the depth of their knowledge is...