World News

A selection of road safety news from around the world

Cycling event to raise cash for road safety campaign

The Johannesburg Telkom 947 cycling event is aimed at raising sponsorship to fund improvements in road safety for protecting South African children. Over 30,000 cyclists will participate in the 20th edition of Johannesburg’s biggest cycling event, the Telkom 947 Cycle …

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Staying safe in hired foreign vehicles

IAM RoadSmart gives advice to UK holiday makers intending to use hire cars to travel around on foreign roads. Part of the excitement of taking a holiday on the continent is exploring new and unfamiliar territory, something that is made …

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Ancient city becomes smart with modern technology

The ancient Italian town of San Lucido will gain smart city benefits with the use of video management technology for crime prevention and traffic management. The small town of San Lucido on the coast in the Calabria region of southern …

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US regions respond to smart city challenge

The US DOT has received a large response from cities around the country to its challenge to tackle the issues of mobility and safety faced by growing communities. The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has seen a significant response …

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Volvo launches luxury S90 model in North America

The Volvo S90 with semi-autonomous driving features and advanced safety technology is being showcased at the NAIAS event in Detroit. Volvo is currently at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, which is taking place this week and …

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Lexus LC 500 makes debut at US motor show

New 2017 model from Lexus demonstrates vehicle technology development through design and engineering collaboration at the Japanese manufacturer. Inspired by the LF-LC concept car which was displayed at the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), the new Lexus LC …

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Road deaths fall in Republic of Ireland

Deaths on Ireland’s roads have fallen to the lowest since 2012 with a record low forecast for 2015. A report issued by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Garda (the Irish police service) has released preliminary figures for fatalities …

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Bus inspection failure levels reducing in Sweden

Approximately one in four large buses submitted for annual inspection in Sweden fail the test, an improvement on recent years. Despite recent years showing a positive development in the continuing roadworthiness of large buses in Sweden, vehicle inspection organisation Bilprovningen …

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A third of Swedish motorists support studded tyre ban

Michelin has polled motorists in Sweden on their opinions of all season tyres and the extension of a ban on the use of studded tyres. According to Michelin’s annual tyre survey, a third of Sweden’s population supports an extension of …

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High inspection failures for leisure vehicles in Sweden

Motor homes in Sweden suffer high failure rates at annual inspections despite the fleet being relatively new compared to caravans. These days, people in Sweden are showing a preference for motor homes instead of caravans as a vehicle to use …

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