RoadSafe News – November 2023

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DriveFit pre-driver education intervention wins a prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety

The DriveFit film and workshop aimed at pre-driving-age young people designed by Dr Elizabeth Box, Research Director at the RAC Foundation, has won a prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.   Read more...


EU-Funded Road Safety Exchange Project Wins Prestigious Prince Michael Road Safety Award

EU-Funded Road Safety Exchange Project Expands to 19 Countries, Wins Prestigious Prince Michael Road Safety Award  Read more...

International news


20,640 people died in a road crash last year – progress remains too slow

The 20,640 deaths on EU roads last year represented a 4% increase in relation to 2021, as traffic levels recovered after the pandemic  Read more...


Monitoring Progress in Urban Road Safety 2022 Update Report

This is the third in a series of urban road safety benchmarking reports, providing updates on road safety data in cities in the Safer City Streets network. Drawing on Safer City Streets meetings, conferences and webinars, it highlights best practices and identifies room for progress towards better urban road safety policies.  Read more...


Changes to vehicle standards to facilitate safer trucks

The Australian Government has made changes to the national road vehicle standards to facilitate the supply of safer trucks in Australia, reduce road trauma and boost productivity.  Read more...


World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

On World Day we too pay tribute to the dedicated emergency crews, police and medical professionals, who deal daily with the traumatic aftermath of road crashes.  Read more...

UK news


Government launches plan to put drivers back in the driving seat

The Government has announced a new 30-point plan it says will support drivers with easier parking, smoother journeys and fairer traffic enforcement.  Read more...

Driving at work


Invalid grey fleet insurance warning

One in five grey fleet checks fail, with nine in 10 of these failures due to lack of appropriate insurance cover for driving private vehicles for work purposes.  Read more...

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV)


California DMW suspend Cruise robotaxis after hit-and-run

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has announced the suspension of Cruise‘s driverless vehicles after a hit-and-run incident  Read more...

Young drivers


Driving technology promises large safety benefits for teens

Crash avoidance features and teen-specific vehicle technologies have the potential to prevent or mitigate up to three-quarters of fatal crashes involving teen drivers, a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows.  Read more...

Safer vehicles


Tata delivers five star twins

The Tata Safari and Harrier have achieved the highest Global NCAP score for adult and child occupant safety  Read more...

Safer roads


Celebrating the evolution of #RAPinEurope

Road authorities and iRAP partners in Europe came together in Windsor, UK to share best practice and strategies for achieving ambitious national, European and global road safety targets.  Read more...

Safer drivers


Poor Driving Conditions

Weather conditions can vary considerably throughout the year, and can sometimes change at short notice. To keep safe when travelling, it's important to prepare for different weather types, and understand how to moderate your driving for the different conditions.  Read more...


National Highways: HGV Know The Zones campaign

National Highways launches wave 2 of their Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Know the Zones campaign.  Read more...


New poject identifies motorists with dementia who are unfit to drive

A new project, funded by The Road Safety Trust will set out to develop an effective screening test to identify individuals in the early stages of dementia who are unfit to drive.  Read more...


Driver licensing for people with medical conditions

DVLA calls for evidence on Driver licensing for people with medical conditions  Read more...

Alcohol and drugs


New report from the European Road Safety Observatory: focus on drink driving

Drivers who have been drinking are 15 times more likely to be involved in fatal crashes than sober drivers.  Read more...

Post-crash response


Beyond the Numbers: Estimating the Disability Burden of Road Traffic Injuries

This report is a call to action for interventions that encompass both the transport and health sectors. Effective measures may include implementing safety regulations, enhancing emergency services, strengthening rehabilitative care, and expanding social safety nets to ease the financial burden on crash survivors.  Read more...

Forthcoming events

Wales 20mph impact analysis – 31 October 2023

Where are we with self-driving vehicles? – 7 November 2023

Well Drivers Drive Well – 9 November 2023

2023 National Road Safety Conference – 15 November 2023

Brake’s Road Safety Week – 19 November 2023

Fatigue Management in Transportation Information Exchange – 21 November 2023

Driving Instructors Association conference 2023 – 24 November 2023

Reducing the Risks of Driver Fatigue – 28 November 2023

20's Plenty Conference 2023 – 7 December 2023

Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards 2023 – 12 December 2023

SHIFTing Gears to improve health – 24 January 2024

How can we manage driver sleepiness? – 24 January 2024

56th CIECA General Assembly and Congress – 7 March 2024


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