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More progress required on US teenage driver safety

Report from Ford and the GHSA shows that older teenagers are still over represented in fatal accident statistics in the USA. Ahead of the USA’s “National Teen Driver Safety Week”, which takes place from October 16th to 22nd, a new …

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Smartphone app rewards good driving with coffee

Toyota Driving Barista app trialled in Japan to reduce distracted driving amongst young people in the country. A campaign has been running in Japan in which three major companies have teamed together to reward drivers for not using their mobile …

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Survey shows main in-car distractions

Distractions caused by occupants, mobile phones and music have been cited as the main causes of accidents and near misses in Britain. New research has uncovered the dangerous driving habits which are causing accidents on UK roads, with in-car distractions, …

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Campaign group urges correct use of child seats

The Toyota Buckle Up For Life campaign is using Child Passenger Safety week in the USA to spread the word on correct child safety seat use. With 75% of child car seats in the USA not being used correctly, a …

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IAM tips on driving in the rain

With rain on the way, the UK IAM is providing advice to drivers on how to cope with the deluge. With torrential downpours in some parts of the UK having already been witnessed this September, IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving …

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RoadSafe tips for safe school runs

IAM RoadSafe is providing advice to parents on how to stay safe during the daily commute as children head back to school after the summer break. With the long summer break nearly over, children are shortly returning to school and …

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Tracking watch monitors driver and vehicle health

Scania has released a wristwatch to help goods vehicle drivers monitor their health and fitness during their working day. Adding to existing in-vehicle apps for monitoring driver performance as well as vehicle parameters, Scania is now extending its technology to …

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Funding for tailgating reduction study received

TRL is seeking local authority partnerships in study aimed at the reduction of tailgating by business drivers. Transport & Travel Research (TTR) and its parent company TRL have secured funding from the Road Safety Trust, a charity that funds research …

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Night driving advice from Seat

Seat is providing advice on lights, speed and fatigue when embarking on journeys at night or during reduced visibility. The summer holiday period is the time of year when roads are the busiest and many people prefer to drive at …

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Survey shows support for novice driver restrictions

Road safety charity Brake has performed a study into attitudes towards placing restrictions on novice drivers to make roads safer. With young drivers being of higher risk on UK roads, especially at the time that they have just passed their …

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