International News - October 2015

UK cities put forward eco initiatives to bid for £35m government funding

Cities from across the UK are launching bids for a share of £35m government funding to boost the uptake of ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs).

Set up by The Office for Low Emission...

UAE residents reveal reasons why they speed on roads

ABU DHABI // Despite being aware of the UAE’s traffic rules, many motorists in a survey admitted to speeding because they were late, for fun, to impress others or out of habit.


Reporting near misses will cut risk, says HSE

Fleets should adopt a near-miss reporting policy to reduce the risks faced by employees driving for work, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The HSE defines a near-miss as...

UK emissions testing programme begins after Volkswagen emissions scandal

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has confirmed that the UK has begun its own testing programme in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

McLoughlin met with other European...

Road signs risk driver distraction

The State’s road agency wants to crack down on businesses using portable electronic signs for advertising, warning they risk distracting motorists.

Main Roads is concerned about the growing...

Caffeine can reduce driver mistakes, study shows

Caffeine doesn't do much to wake drivers up, but it can have a major impact on reducing driver error, a new Australian Defence Force study shows.

The research looked at ways of reducing...

Who is responsible for a driverless car accident?

Volvo says it will accept full liability for accidents involving its driverless cars, making it "one of the first" car companies to do so.

It joins Mercedes and also tech firm Google, who...

Driving safety: learning before doing

Selwyn Cooper, head of business sales, Volvo Car UK, looks at whether driver training should be a rite of passage for company car users.

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