RoadSafe News – March 2023

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In the March issue...

Decade of Action


Global Road Safety Week 15-21 May

The week will draw attention to the desperate need for local and national governments and their partners to rethink – and redo – mobility. This includes increasing investments in walking, cycling and using public transport, modes that can contribute to making people healthy, cities sustainable, and societies equitable.  Read more...


New Global Road Safety Leaders’ Network convenes to tackle road carnage

A first of its kind Global Network of Heads of National Road Safety Agencies has convened to push forward actions to reduce the global scourge of road traffic deaths and injuries.  Read more...


Safety Insights Explorer.

The Explorer from iRAP shines a light on the true extent of road trauma, the safety of the world’s roads, and the positive impact that can be made with targeted investment.  Read more...

International news


Road Traffic Injuries Research Network News

The network brings together leading researchers in our field from across the world.  Read more...

Driving at work


From the internet to the street: the impact of e-commerce

A study by VIAS has investigated the road safety impacts of parcel deliveries in Belgium.  Read more...


Driver Wellbeing at the heart of good management

In the first quarter of this year, the Driving for Better Business campaign is taking a deeper look at the area of fitness to drive and driver wellbeing.  Read more...

Road Safety Management


UN Road Safety Fund launches 2023 call for proposals

The UN Road Safety Fund has issued its 2023 call for proposals, which will disburse USD 4 million to approved projects aimed at reducing road traffic fatalities. The call for proposals is open between 06 February 2023 and 03 April 2023.  Read more...


Drivers should face tougher seatbelt rules

Research that coincides with the 40th anniversary of the UK's seatbelt law found that more than two-thirds of motorists (68%) believe drivers should be penalised if their passengers aren't wearing a seatbelt.  Read more...

Safer vehicles


Euro NCAP releases its Year in Numbers for 2022

Euro NCAP releases its annual Year in Numbers where we consider the highs and lows as well some of the emerging trends that have appeared throughout one year of results. 2022 will be remembered as a record year. Never before did Euro NCAP conduct as many safety tests or have so many newcomers in the programme.   Read more...


National Highways launches tyre solution

National Highways is lending a Mobile Tyre Safety Station to operators of major fleets that is said to inspect up to 1,000 vehicles a day.  Read more...

Safer roads


National Highways KNOW THE ZONES

All road users need to be aware of HGV driver limitations and this National Highways campaign aims to raise awareness and knowledge of these areas of limited visibility with road users, thereby increasing confidence. It also acts as a gentle reminder to HGV drivers to take extra care when initiating an overtake.  Read more...


Red X warning

Emergency services have joined forces with National Highways to remind drivers not to ignore the red X sign after one council revealed it had prosecuted almost 10,000 drivers.  Read more...

Safer drivers


Drivers urged to park up to use their mobile phone

As part of Warwickshire’s Road Safety Partnership ‘Strategy to 2030' and a national campaign taking place between 20 February and 12 March, Warwickshire Police are urging drivers to park up to use their mobile phone so they can give their friends, family, work or the task they are doing their full attention.  Read more...


Driving Tired Kills (campaign): Scottish Government & Road Safety Scotland

Scottish Government & Road Safety Scotland launch Driving Tired Kills campaign Driver fatigue causes hundreds of road accidents each year. And these accidents are roughly 50% more likely to result in death or serious injury. When drivers fall asleep, the police find no signs of braking, or any avoiding actions, so they tend to result in higher-speed collisions.  Read more...


Distracted Driving in UAE

Distracted driving contributes to the main killers on UAE’s roads (sudden lane change, driving too close to the vehicle in front, entering road without checking if clear and lack of attention).  Read more...

Speed management


20mph speed limit delivers 'significant ' improvements in road safety

New data shows significant improvements in road safety in London since introduction of 20mph speed limits  Read more...

Forthcoming events

Next steps for zero emission vehicles in the UK – 9 March 2023

Commercial Vehicle Safety on the Strategic Road Network conference – 16 March 2023

PACTS conference. Micromobility – Safety and Sustainability – 28 March 2023

ADINJC & Intelligent Instructor National Conference & Expo – 23 April 2023

Young Driver Focus – 10 May 2023

Vision Zero Conference 2023 – 26 July 2023

ADINJC & Intelligent Instructor National Conference & Expo – 8 October 2023

ICE Live – 18 October 2023

2023 National Road Safety Conference – 15 November 2023


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