International News - April 2015

Keeping your employees on the road

If you have even just one employee driving a vehicle on company time for business use, as a responsible employer you have duty of care and legal obligations. Carlos Montero, commercial director at...

Autonomy in the UK

As the UK takes its first steps towards driverless vehicle trials, Alex Grant looks at what challenges the four-year test period will have to overcome.

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EU road deaths not declining fast enough

The number of road deaths in the European Union is decreasing too slowly. Last year, 25,700 people died on Europe's roads – more than 70 a day. While that is 1% less than the previous year, it is...

Evening rush hour doubles journey times

Traffic congestion in cities across the UK has worsened considerably over the past year, according to a major new report.

The fifth annual Traffic Index from TomTom shows average journeys...

Dangerous driving down on A9 since speed cameras launched, survey finds

ROAD rage and dangerous overtaking has been cut on the A9 since average speed cameras launched last year, according to the first survey of driver behaviour on the Perth to Inverness route.


Fleets risk unsafe driving being publicly exposed on social networks

Company car and van drivers are being publicly ‘named and shamed’ by other road users after being caught by citizen traffic cops.

Evidence of poor driving is being gathered by a growing...

Road safety experts call for UAE drivers to retake tests every few years

ABU DHABI // Drivers should be given tests at least every five years to improve their skills and stop complacency creeping in, experts say.

“Re-testing does assist drivers to...

Distracted drivers: accidents waiting to happen

When we talk about technology distracting us in cars, it tends to invoke images of inexperienced teens making calls, checking texts and contributing to the already horrifying road death statistics...

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