Tag: road safety

End of UK road signs by 2027, says report

End of UK road signs by 2027, says report

20th November 2019 | 0 Comments

A new report entitled UK Connected and Automated Mobility Roadmap to 2030, proposes that improved vehicle connectivity will result in road signs and signals being decommissioned as early as 2027. The report by Zenzic, an organisation “dedicated to accelerating the self-driving revolution in the UK by uniting industry, government and academia”, states that emerging CAM (connected and automated mobility) technologies will eliminate the need for road signage, with UK drivers seeing “naked highways” by 2027.

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Nearly a third of drivers have had a car written off

29th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Writing off a car might seem unusual to many, but nearly a third (29 per cent) of UK drivers have written a car off, almost a third of men (32 per cent) and a quarter of women (26 per cent), and 7 per cent have written a car off more than once.

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Smart tyres, smart infrastructure

Smart tyres, smart infrastructure

25th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Tyre people often remind us that the tyre is a vehicle’s only point of contact with the ground. This is, of course, true and a very salient point. However, as tyres get smarter, so are roads and infrastructure.

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Nearly half of drivers misunderstand MOT

Nearly half of drivers misunderstand MOT

26th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Almost half of drivers believe an MOT is a guarantee their car will be safe to drive for the next 12 months, according to a new study of 2000 drivers commissioned by Halfords Autocentres. The OnePoll study also found that 42 per cent shun servicing their vehicle and rely on the MOT as the only annual check. Londoners are the biggest culprits, with 65 per cent admitting the MOT is their car’s only annual check, compared to 30 per cent of Scots.

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1 in 4 cars leave forecourts with MOT advisories that could pose danger in weeks

1 in 4 cars leave forecourts with MOT advisories that could pose danger in weeks

28th August 2019 | 0 Comments

New data from Protyre reveals that more than one in four vehicles with a valid MOT leaves the forecourt with serious advisories that could result in a fine of up to £2,500 if not addressed in a matter of weeks. The analysis by the UK’s fastest growing supplier and fitter of tyres and automotive services with 150 nationwide garages highlights that this could apply to up to 9,550,000 vehicles on the road today, as there are an estimated 38.2 million registered vehicles in Britain according to the Department for Transport.

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MPs call for ban of hands-free mobile phone use behind the wheel

20th August 2019 | 0 Comments

A group of MPs is calling for drivers to be banned from using hands-free mobile phones in England and Wales. While it has been illegal to use a handheld phone at the wheel since 2003, using a hands-free device creates “the same risks of collision”, the Commons Transport Select Committee has warned.

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DVSA, DfT Data reveals Britain’s MOT failure hotspots and top 10 reasons why

9th August 2019 | 0 Comments

An investigation into the best and worst regions for MOT pass rates showed surprising patterns. The top pass rates are all in South East England, and on the flip side, the most failures fall in Scotland.

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TyreSafe launches van tyre safety campaign

TyreSafe launches van tyre safety campaign

22nd July 2019 | 0 Comments

TyreSafe launched a new van tyre safety campaign at its annual briefing at St George’s Park, home of the National Football Centre, on Thursday 18 July.

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Survival tips for summer driving hazards

11th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Sun glare accounted for over 2000 accidents in the latest Government Road Casualties statistics. But everything from heatstroke to sunburn or a lack of water can increase the risk of a drowsy driver, leading to increased risk of an accident. That’s why insurethebox, the global pioneer of telematics-based car insurance, is helping drivers stay safe this summer with top tips.

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Safety worries as more ‘silent killer’ electric vans hit Britain’s streets

6th June 2019 | 0 Comments

More and more environmentally-friendly electric vehicles are hitting UK streets but there is a fear that the rise of deadly silent electric vans will lead to deaths on British streets unless drivers adopt vital noise safety tech.

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ETRMA welcomes EU General Road Safety Regulation

2nd April 2019 | 0 Comments

The ETRMA has welcomed the endorsement of the new General Safety Regulation compromise agreement of 25 March by EU co-legislators. The European Parliament IMCO Committee endorsed the proposal for revising the General Safety Regulation on 2 April 2019. This regulation updates existing rules on vehicle safety by introducing new important elements into EU legislation, such as the tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) for light and heavy commercial vehicles, trailers and buses.

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Speed limiters head raft of safety rules due to be introduced from 2022

2nd April 2019 | 0 Comments

A range of new vehicle safety features, to be fitted as standard on all new cars, vans, lorries and buses sold in Europe from 2022, has moved a step closer after a provisional EU deal was reached in Strasbourg. The new rules include requirements for new technologies, such as Automated Emergency Braking (AEB) and over-ridable Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA), to be fitted as standard for the first time.

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Bridgestone supports Stratford School road safety initiative

Bridgestone supports Stratford School road safety initiative

29th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Road safety is child’s play at one Warwickshire Primary School, thanks to a donation from Bridgestone. The tyre manufacturer gave £350 to Stratford-upon-Avon Primary School to allow the school to become Warwickshire Road Safety Club members.

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Ring backs TyreSafe

Ring backs TyreSafe

28th February 2019 | 0 Comments

European lighting and automotive aftermarket specialist, Ring has become a supporter of TyreSafe. Ring will help spread the key messages of TyreSafe’s campaigns and support the charity in its ongoing awareness raising. The company supplies a tyre safety kit for motorists, including award-winning tyre inflators, tread depth and pressure gauges and emergency sealants.

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Government consulting on 10-year-old tyre ban

Government consulting on 10-year-old tyre ban

27th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Following strenuous campaigning from the industry, Tyred and Frances Molloy in particular, the government announced on 26 February that it will consult on “options to ban older tyres from use on buses, coaches, heavy goods vehicles and mini-buses to help keep road users safe”. The Department for Transport explained that the proposed legislation will make it illegal for these vehicles to run with a tyre aged 10 years or over.

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