International News - June 2016

India's horror roads: 17 people killed every hour in crashes

New Delhi - India's transport ministry admitted on Thursday (June 9) it has so far failed to improve road safety but said it was pushing for stricter laws, as new figures revealed 17 people die in...

Hands-free calls just as distracting, finds new research

The Government is being urged to ban all mobile phone use by drivers as new evidence finds talking on a hands-free phone can be just as distracting as using a hand-held mobile.

Road Traffic Deaths Highest in Delhi

Road safety is unquestionably a matter of serious concern across the globe. In India, this issue continues to gain troubling proportions. While the...

Less than half of employers are confident employees can see adequately to drive

Employers are putting their employees and their company reputation at risk by not providing eyecare for employees who drive, according to research by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.


London mayor’s air quality plans could form UK blueprint

The new mayor of London will canvass fleet operators on measures to tackle the capital’s air quality, including the expansion, and earlier introduction, of the ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ)....

Drivers unaware of how dangerous they are on the road

A new report by Hitachi Capital shows nine in 10 drivers consider themselves to be “safer than most” despite 95% of crashes being caused by driver error.

Speeding, adjusting the satnav,...

Australia installs pavement traffic lights for mobile phone-distracted pedestrians

Traffic lights are being installed in pavements in Sydney to prevent accidents caused by pedestrians distracted by their phones.

Lights will be installed at five key crossings in the...

Motorists call for tougher penalties for using mobile phones while driving

Half of motorists believe the current combination of a fine and points for illegally using mobile phones while driving should be more severe, RAC research has found.

Fifty-two per cent of...

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