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TRL Academy debates graduated licensing

TrafficSafe was invited to attend the TRL Academy Symposium in London in October to take part in the debate on improving young driver safety in the UK. Opening the symposium to a packed auditorium of industry experts, academics, journalists and …

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Why every driver should have a personal breathalyzer

TrafficSafe discusses how personal breath testers can reduce accidents and tests the AlcoSense Lite breathalyzer for checking alcohol levels the morning after. Improvements in campaigning, enforcement and public attitudes have succeeded in reducing drink driving casualties in the UK by …

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PSIM technology for transport management systems

Integrated control room technology using Physical Security Information Management technology can help traffic run more smoothly in complex urban environments. As surveillance based security systems have become more capable of performing more complex functions with the increased use of IP …

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High energy cargo inspection for border protection

At this year’s Transport Security Expo held in London, TrafficSafe took the opportunity of discussing how high-energy inspection systems operate and how they can be used to keep dangerous goods, explosives and other contraband off the country’s roads. Rapiscan’s Frederic …

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Maintaining safe passage through the Medway Tunnel

Technology is a key element in making sure every journey through the Medway Tunnel in southern England is a safe one. Regular commuters who pass beneath the Medway River in London’s satellite county of Kent on their journeys between historic …

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TrafficSafe discusses Intelligent Transport Systems in Kazakhstan

New road linking western China to western Europe presents Intelligent Transport System (ITS) challenges to Kazakhstan. In an interview for Kazakhstan’s national satellite television channel, TrafficSafe’s Jonathan Newell discusses the role played by Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in the development …

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New book addresses midlife urge to return to motorcycling

Life-long motorcycling enthusiast John Metzger has written a book aimed at steering fellow midlife returnees to the world of biking safely through the beckoning bends. On sale by Motomarathon Association press at 15 dollars, “Motorcycling through Midlife: the call of …

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Trauma care in Nepal struggles with road safety problems

Stephen Bailey reports on the struggling health care system in Nepal and how one man’s campaign aims to redress the balance between trauma care and the country’s poor road safety record. Twenty years ago, Shyam Dhaubhadel held his son’s funeral …

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Second-hand car seats are dangerous

With the number of used car seats becoming increasingly available online, parents could be falling into a trap and unknowingly putting their little ones at risk. We all know how expensive it is to bring up children and it’s not …

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Fighting the fraudsters – how technology aims to cut claims costs

Matt Ware explains how one insurance company is advocating the use of the latest technology to reduce fraud, improve safety and reduce annual premiums for UK motorists. Insurance fraud is adding an average of £50 to every motorists’ premium in …

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