Young people are encouraged to wear high-visibility clothing when walking near roads or using public or school transport, especially during misty and rainy days in winter, and in the early morning when visibility is poor.

Western Cape government plea to teach children good road safety habits

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) is urging teachers, parents and other caregivers in the Western Cape to promote good road safety...
As part of the campaign, parents are encouraged to have conversations with their teenagers about the important rules they need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel.

Parents urged to talk to teens during Teen Driver Safety Week

This year’s National Teen Driver Safety Week is taking place October 20-26. As part of the campaign, parents are encouraged to have conversations with their...
Coordinated by the National Center for Safe Routes to School, the event highlights the health benefits of walking to school and the need for safe places for students to walk and bike to school.

Families encouraged to join Walk to School Day

Communities across the United States are participating in National Walk to School Day on October 2. Coordinated by the National Center for Safe Routes to...
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury and death among 16- to 19-year-olds in the United States but previous studies have often focused on driving experience and skills.

Slow working memory in teen drivers linked to crash increase

Brain development could be a major indicator in how likely a teenager is to have a car crash, according to new research. Motor vehicle crashes...
In a report – Keeping Young Drivers Safe During Early Licensure – commissioned by the RAC Foundation, it is suggested that the combined use of dash cams and “accelerometers” – which record the high G-forces created when a car is driven erratically or dangerously – reduces bad driving if young people know the information will be shared with their mum and dad.

Parents key to reducing young driver crashes

In-car cameras and black box technology that records young drivers could cut crash rates if the information is shared with parents, according to new...
While some children are buckled in properly in the correct car seats for their ages and sizes – most are not, if they are buckled up at all.

Child Passenger Safety Week: Car seat safety tips

Every day in America, millions of parents and caregivers travel with children in their vehicles. While some children are buckled in properly in the...
With those findings in mind, and with Freshers’ season underway, Highways England is reminding students to avoid driving tired and to load their vehicle correctly.

Students reminded to travel light and avoid fatigue

Seven out of 10 students have driven while tired and six out of 10 would carry on driving with an overloaded car, according to...
The National Safety Council (NSC) says 40 children have died of pediatric vehicular heatstroke in 2019. The figure follows 53 deaths in 2018 – the worst record to date.

US hot car child fatalities surpass annual average

The number of children who have tragically died in hot cars in the US this year has already surpassed the annual average of 38,...
The 2019 Used Car Safety Ratings assessed more than eight million real-life crashes in 300 models to calculate how well each vehicle protects its driver from death or serious injury.

Choosing the right used car could “save your life,” say RAC

The RAC has released its latest Used Car Safety Ratings guide which shows just 23 percent of models score top marks for safety. The 2019...