Human Factors

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

Occupational driving assessment course available

RoSPA is making a course available for company employees responsible for assessing and mentoring fleet drivers to improve performance. After assisting energy company, SSE with improving driving standards across its large fleet of 7500 vehicles which cover over 40 million …

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Survey shows Scandinavian attitudes to tyre safety

Michelin has conducted a tyre survey in the Nordic region to gauge differences between the countries in relation to tyre safety. A survey conducted by Michelin has uncovered regional difference in Scandinavia regarding the choice and maintenance of tyres during …

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A tenth of Swedish motorists have inadequate vision

Swedish motorists have been surveyed to understand attitudes towards driving with visual impairment and local legal requirements. Other than for acquiring a driving licence for the first time in Sweden, there is no requirement in the country for motorists to …

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Doctors urged to inform DVLA of unfit drivers

The General Medical Council strengthens guidelines on duty of doctors to inform the DVLA of patients who they consider to be unfit to drive. The new guidelines, issued last week by the UK’s General Medical Council (GMC), places increased emphasis …

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VR brings driving challenge simulation to North East

Residents of the North East of England have had a summer of fun with driving simulation on Oculus Rift virtual reality equipment in road safety roadshow. The roadshow was organised by Road Respect and Independent Events with the dinstinctively branded …

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HGV drivers and cyclists exchange places at safety event

For road safety week, FTA members are encouraging cyclists to exchange seats with goods vehicle drivers so each can get a better appreciation of the other’s point of view. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is encouraging drivers and cyclists to …

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Employee tyre pressure campaign a success for Anglian Water

Utility company sees massive changes in attitudes to tyre maintenance and pressures amongst its employees following campaign in partnership with Michelin. Anglian Water and Michelin are celebrating the success of a five year drive to ensure tyres are maintained at …

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Symposium takes place on ethics and autonomous driving

Daimler has hosted a symposium to explore the legal and ethical aspects of autonomous driving to open dialogue between affected professionals. The “Autonomous Driving, Law and Ethics” symposium took place on 23rd September attracting figures from science, politics and society …

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Road safety charity calls for pedestrian protection focus

IAM highlights requirements for pedestrian protection measures to prevent a rise in casualties amongst vulnerable road users involved in collisions with vehicles. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has revealed that nearly 18,000 pedestrians were injured in accidents involving vehicles …

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Young car buyers put brand before safety

UK charity appeals to young car buyers to increase the importance of safety features above brand and infotainment systems when making purchasing decisions. Road safety charity, Brake is encouraging young drivers to put safety first when buying a new vehicle. …

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