Human Factors

News relating to human factors in road and traffic safety including driver training, driver psychology, prevention of drink driving and driver monitoring

UK drivers harbour double standards in driver behaviour

A survey by a motoring assistance organisation reveals the UK motoring public have double standards concerning offences and enforcement. Results of a survey conducted by GEM Motoring Assist confirm we’re a nation guilty of double standards when it comes to …

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RoSPA urges people not to call drivers on their phones

In a campaign against distracted driving in the UK, callers are being urged to delay placing calls to people they know are driving until the journey’s end. During this week, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) in the UK is …

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Walk to School initiative promotes a healthy start

Reduced congestion, pollution and healther children are cited as being the main reasons for parents to walk their young children to school. UK road safety charity, Brake is backing the Walk to School initiative to encourage parents to use their …

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Road safety training for Japanese pre-school children

Toyota is taking its road safety education programme to pre-school education centres in Japan this summer for the 42nd year. The Toyota Safety School, a programme to teach traffic safety to nursery school children, will be held between May 18 …

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Choosing and fitting child safety seats

The IAM provides advice to parents on how to choose and fit safety seats to meet the legal requirements and ensure maximum safety for children. The UK’s Institute of Advanced Motoring (IAM) is providing parents with advice on the fitting …

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Guide aims to reduce road casualties amongst children

RoSPA has produced a guide for education professionals on how to prevent road casualties amongst children travelling to and from school. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has produced a guide on the requiest of Public Health …

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Risk factors for teenage drivers

Geico has issued a guide to parents of novice drivers on what factors most influence the chances of teenagers being involved in serious collisions. US insurance company, Geico, has issued advice to the parents of teenage drivers to enable them …

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Report examines impairment as a driving risk

Various impairment factors including alcohol, drugs, fatigue, eyesight and general health have been examined in a new report made available from PACTS. The UK’s Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has published a report entitled “Fit to Drive?”, which …

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Research examines age and the desire to continue driving

Mobility, independence and convenience are key factors in maintaining the desire to continue driving as people get older and potentially less able. The majority of older drivers want to continue driving as long as they are safely able, according to …

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Website aims to help older drivers

Road safety organisation RoSPA has created a web resource specifically to help older drivers to stay safe and continue their mobility. A website aimed at helping older people adapt to changes in their driving to stay safe on the road, …

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