Road Safety

Friday, July 19, 2019

Friday, July 19, 2019

Drivers not wearing seatbelt could lose their licence

Drivers not wearing seatbelt could lose their licence

Drivers who refuse to buckle up could be handed penalty points in addition to a fine as part of a suite of tougher punishments.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Government proposes ban on night driving for new drivers

Government proposes ban on night driving for new drivers

Novice drivers could be banned from getting behind the wheel at night under a new scheme proposed by the Department for Transport.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018

Opinion: 'If a car runs over my foot, the driver would be prosecuted. Cyclists should be treated the same'

Opinion: 'If a car runs over my foot, the driver would be prosecuted. Cyclists should be treated the same'

Opinion: 'Dangerous drivers are prosecuted. Cyclists should be treated the same'

talkRADIO's digital reporter James Hingle is in favour of suggested new legislation to punish cyclists who harm or kill pedestrians

Government considering introducing 'death by dangerous cycling' law

Government considering introducing 'death by dangerous cycling' law

Government considering introducing 'death by dangerous cycling' law

Cyclists have reacted unhappily to the news that the government is consulting on changing road safety laws to punish cyclists who harm or kill pedestrians

Friday, August 25, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

'Advantages of driverless lorries can't be gained at the cost of safety', says Road Haulage Association

'Advantages of driverless lorries can't be gained at the cost of safety', says Road Haulage Association

'Advantages of driverless lorries can't be gained at the cost of safety'

The Road Haulage Association says it wants to be a part of the consultation about so-called driverless lorries

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Saudi police release boy held for dancing to the Macarena on road

Saudi police release boy held for dancing to the Macarena on road

Saudi police release boy held for dancing to the Macarena on road

The interior ministry says the boy was given a road safety warning over the incident

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Just how would humans need to look in order to withstand a car crash?

This is how humans would need to look in order to withstand a car crash

This is how humans would need to look in order to withstand a car crash

Artist Patricia Piccinini has designed a human model which is adapted to survive low-speed crashes, to show just how vulnerable humans are

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Professional MMA fighter donates his child's organs after he was hit by a drunk driver

MMA fighter Marcus Kowal donates baby's heart after drunk driver death

MMA fighter donates baby's heart after drunk driver death

Kowal's 15-month-old son was hit by a 72-year-old woman who had been drinking as he crossed the road with his aunt.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Texting while driving is the equivalent of being at twice the legal drink-drive limit, a road safety specialist has warned amid calls for all mobile phone usage to be banned for drivers

'Texting while driving is like being at TWICE the drink-drive limit', says road safety expert

'Texting while driving is like being at TWICE the drink-drive limit'

Dan Campsall, of Road Safety Analysis, says the practice creates "significant risk" as experts call for total mobile ban for drivers