Tag Archives: Accidents

XC60 features in safety technology film

Volvo releases film demonstrating the value of advanced driver assist systems and autonomous control in avoiding accidents. “Sometimes the moments that never happen matter the most.” This is the beguiling thought that lies behind Volvo Cars’ new XC60 film. But …

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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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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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Concern over insurance disputes with driverless cars

SmartWitness survey shows the level of concern held by motorists on the dispute process over insurance claims involving autonomous vehicles. A survey undertaken by in-vehicle surveillance company, SmartWitness, has been gauging the public reaction to the advent of driverless cars …

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Reasons why some drivers leave accident scenes

University research analyses the reasons why drivers leave accident scenes in hit-and-run incidents within the UK. In an attempt to get to the bottom of why drivers sometimes flee from the scene of a collision without leaving their details or …

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Japan launches automatic emergency call trial

The D-Call Net trial is being launched in Japan to automatically transmit vehicle data to call centres to assist in the assessment of collision severity. The service to make Japan’s roads safety is a joint operation involving the Emergency Medical …

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IAM analyses contributory factors in UK accidents

Failing to look properly combined with other factors was the main contributing factor in over 30,000 accidents recorded in the UK during 2013. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has identified that once again ‘failure to look properly’ is the …

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Sweden warns of animal danger to motorcyclists as spring season arrives

Collisions with wild animals form a serious danger in Scandinavia with motorcyclists being significantly more vulnerable than other motorists. A Swedish social enterprise dedicated to preventing deaths and injuries on the country’s roads resulting from collisions with wild animals has …

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Red light violation reduction saves lives in Florida

Traffic fatalities at traffic light controlled junctions in Florida have reduced by 27% since the introduction of red light enforcement cameras. Statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for the year 2011-2012 have shown a reduction of …

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New guidance issued for tyre safety on public transport

Bus and coach operators in the UK are recommended not to use tyres which are more than 10 years old on the front axle of the vehicle. New guidance issued by the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) and the Vehicle …

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