Between 1 December 2023 and 11 January 2024, there were 164 road deaths in the Western Cape compared to 131 fatalities during the festive period the previous year.

Rise in deaths on municipal roads in Western Cape

Behaviour on the roads in South Africa is “deeply problematic,” Minister of Mobility of the Western Cape, Ricardo Mackenzie has said after road safety...
The organization said the high cost of replacing and calibrating the sensors that operate the systems created the additional costs but advised drivers to be aware of the repair costs and prioritize repairs when necessary to ensure the systems worked as intended.

Improperly functioning advanced driver assistance systems could result in a deadly...

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), like automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning, can add up to 37 percent to the...
Now a new fact sheet which looks at these types of collisions with the aim of guiding prevention strategies and helping to make roads safer has been published.

Trends in wildlife-vehicle collisions can guide prevention strategies in Canada

Wildlife-vehicle collisions killed 570 people in Canada during 2000 to 2020. Now a new fact sheet which looks at these types of collisions with the...
The latest Transport Accident Commission (TAC) Road Safety Monitor report has revealed that 48 per cent of Victorians would still consider driving after two or more alcoholic drinks.

New campaign aims to ‘bust’ drink driving myths

A new road safety campaign which aims to tackle drink driving myths has launched in Victoria. The latest Transport Accident Commission (TAC) Road Safety Monitor...
Minister for Police Anthony Carbines has introduced the Justice Legislation Amendment (Police and Other Matters) Bill into the Victorian Parliament which will deliver a suite of reforms aimed at keeping the community safe.

Crackdown on dangerous drivers in Victoria

Dangerous drivers are to be targeted earlier as part of new legislation being introduced in Victoria. Minister for Police Anthony Carbines has introduced the Justice...
Observers relying on photographs taken with roadside cameras were almost as good as in-person monitors at identifying drivers who were using their cellphones, one study showed. A second study

Roadside cameras and telematics could help combat cellphone-related distractions behind the...

Roadside cameras and telematics data could provide a more complete picture of driver cellphone use, according to two new studies from the Insurance Institute...
The change, which came into force on 17 September, is expected to save up to 100 lives and 20,000 casualties, according to the Welsh government.

New default 20mph speed limit introduced in Wales

Wales has become the first UK nation to introduce a new default 20mph speed limit on most residential roads across the country. The change, which...
The organization has updated its factsheet 'The impact of the weather' to addresses the effect of hot weather after studies from China, Italy, and the United States showed that the chance of a crash increased with high temperatures, from just over three per cent to as much as 20 per cent.

Hot weather affects the risk of having a crash

The SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research has highlighted the effects high temperatures can have on road safety. The organization has updated its factsheet 'The...
The report called ‘Highway Safety Behavioral Strategies for Rural and Tribal Areas: A Guide’, aims to help state and local governments and their partners find the behavioral and engineering strategies that are most appropriate, including laws and regulations, enforcement and adjudication, and public outreach.

New report focuses on improving rural road safety

A new report has been published along with a toolkit for strategies to improve rural road safety by the Transportation Research Board (TRB). The report...