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Report examines impairment as a driving risk

Various impairment factors including alcohol, drugs, fatigue, eyesight and general health have been examined in a new report made available from PACTS. The UK’s Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has published a report entitled “Fit to Drive?”, which …

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Engineering body encourages vehicle autonomy

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has issued a report calling for more encouragement for driverless cars and vehicle autonomy usage. Within the report headed by Philippa Oldham, the Head of Transport at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in the …

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No drink drive limit review for England and Wales

Following the reduction in drink drive limit in Scotland in 2014, the rest of the UK will not be following suit, according to the transport minister. With the UK Government recently announcing its confirmation that it won’t be reviewing the …

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Freight industry supports phone use penalties

The FTA believes technology based enforcement measures needed to support increased penalties for mobile phone use by drivers. Responding to proposed changes to penalties on drivers using a hand-held mobile phone, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said that better …

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UK traffic law insight for Irish hauliers

The Senior Traffic Commissioner will be attending the FTA Ireland Traffic Manager seminar to provide insight into UK traffic laws. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) Ireland is holding a Traffic Manager seminar later this year at the Johnstown House Hotel …

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Automotive camera sensor market forecast

Market report researches the growth in the adoption of camera sensors in automotive applications for driver assistance systems. The “Growth, Trends and Forecasts report for the UK Automotive Camera Market from 2015 to 2020” report is available from Research and …

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Stiffer distracted driving penalty consultation opens

Proposed increases in penalties for smartphone use whilst driving is a step in the right direction but doesn’t go the whole way, says the IAM. A public consultation has been opened by the Department for Transport (DfT) regarding the proposal …

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Bosch extends autonomous testing to Japan

Unique driving conditions in Japan will help Bosch to take the development of autonomous driving technology to the next level. With testing of driverless vehicles on public roads already taking place in Germany and the USA, Bosch has now taken …

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Rise in Scottish festive drink driving

After an annual reduction in drink driving in Scotland, police figures show a contrasting increase during the festive season. UK road safety charity, Brake has expressed its disappointed as the latest drink drive figures show the number of people caught …

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Young driver restrictions will improve road safety in NI

A new law in Northern Ireland will introduce restrictions to novice drivers from 2018 in a bid to improve road safety, a move welcomed by RoSPA. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has welcomed the passing of …

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