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Vision Zero project gains 25 million dollar funding boost

The US Department of Transportation has announced its funding allocation for transport projects including 25 million dollars for the Vision Zero road safety project. With nearly 800 applications received for funding by the Department of Transportation (DoT) valued at around …

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USA launches nationwide pedestrian and cyclist safety initiative

Rising deaths and serious injuries amongst pedestrians and cyclists in the USA prompts action from Department of Transportation to improve vulnerable road user safety. After steady increases and the numbers of pedestrians and cyclists either killed or seriously injured (KSI) …

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Improved truck safety with Blind Spot Assist system for driver visibility

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has launched Blind Spot Assist giving improved safety for vulnerable road users and driver visibility when changing lanes or turning corners. Collisions involving heavy vehicles and vulnerable road users have become increasingly frequent in busy inner cities with …

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Studied Engineering at Loughborough University and now involved in broadcast and technical journalism. Jonathan is based in London and Almaty.
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London Mayor unveils plan for segregated cycle routes across the capital

Major upgrade to London cycling network to be completed in under two years creating two segregated routes across the city to encourage more people to use a bike. The latest plan for encouraging cycling in London through the provision of …

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About Jonathan Newell

Studied Engineering at Loughborough University and now involved in broadcast and technical journalism. Jonathan is based in London and Almaty.
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New XC90 launch opens a new chapter in the history of Volvo

Volvo has launched its next-generation XC90 to mark a new beginning in vehicle technology based on Scalable Product Architecture. With new signature styling features, technology combining power and fuel economy and a continuation of its focus on high standard safety …

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Construction industry charter covers volumetric truck safety

The Batched on Site Association has launched an industry charter to cover the safe operation of volumetric vehicles and improve safety standards in the industry. Involving around 200 companies in the UK operating more than 700 volumetric trucks, the industry …

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Acoustic systems warn of approach of electric and hybrid vehicles

The European Parliament has decreed that electric and hybrid cars must generate artificial acoustics in order to make them safer for other road users by warning of their approach. In 2013, the European Parliament approved draft legislation concerning vehicle noise. …

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Road safety campaigns in Cumbria bring award for local MP

The Westmorland and Lonsdale MP, Tim Farron, has gained recognition from Brake for his work campaigning for safer roads in his constituency in Cumbria. The A684 road between the Cumbrian towns of Kendal and Sedbergh was at the heart of …

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UK Transport Committee launches report on making roads safer for cyclists

A committee of MPs has called for a budgetary increase of 500% by the end of the decade to improve road safety for cyclists on UK roads. The Transport Select Committee of the UK’s Parliament is made up of MPs …

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Safer lorry scheme to take precedent over London HGV safety requirements

London Councils have decided not to duplicate HGV safety requirements in the UK capital with its London Lorry Control Scheme bringing greater regulatory simplicity to hauliers. At a meeting of London Councils last week, the representative organisation of London’s 32 …

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