International News - July 2015

£20m fund and code of practice for driverless car research

The government has launched a £20million competitive fund for collaborative research and development into driverless vehicles, along with a code of practice for testing.

The measures were...

Truck driver's braking manoeuvre caused double fatality, police say

A crash that claimed the lives of two Tapanui men may result in a coroner recommending that truck cabs be reinforced.

Coroner Tim Scott is holding an inquest into the deaths of driver...

Why We Worry About Shark Attacks, Not Car Crashes

Our perceptions of risk don’t always match reality. Most people know that the risk of being attacked by a shark is infinitesimally small, yet our perceptions of risk don’t just depend on logically...

Incentives could improve London's air quality now, says FTA

The Mayor of London could immediately improve the city’s air quality by offering incentives such as discounted congestion charging to the cleanest freight operators, says the Freight Transport...

65% of drivers not taking rest breaks on long journeys

Drivers are being warned about the need to take rest breaks on long journeys after new research found that 65% of drivers don’t feel they need to stop.

The research of 1.753 drivers by the...

Diesel cheaper than petrol for first time in 15 years

Diesel is now cheaper than petrol at some forecourts, with the prospect of further price cuts in a supermarket price war, according to the RAC.

Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Asda have...

Parliament passes speed limit law fix

Parliament has unanimously passed legislation to fix a legal blunder that would have made speed limits set by local councils and authorities invalid.

Transport Minister Simon Bridges said,...

Eid alert: Don't respond to Eid messages while driving

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Abu Dhabi Police warned motorists against becoming preoccupied with responding to Eid greeting messages and phone calls while driving. The directorate...

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