International News - August 2016

Revealed: The shocking figures behind drink-driving in Ireland

ONE in four men have admitted drinking and driving, a new poll shows.

Some 15pc of just over 1,000 adults questioned have admitted being over the legal limit but still driving. That figure...

Brexit could put fleet budgets under pressure

Almost two-thirds (64%) of fleets now believe their costs will rise as a result of the UK leaving the European Union (EU).

In a Fleet News poll undertaken in the wake of the referendum...

All cars in Germany must be emissions free by 2030, official says

All new cars registered in Germany need to be emissions free by 2030 at the latest to help meet pollution reduction goals, a senior government official said.

Germany’s pledge to cut carbon...

US to Assist India's Efforts to Make Roads Safe

Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, recently announced that the US will aid India's efforts to making its roads safe. Gadkari, currently on an official visit to the US with...

Sweden opens first 'electric road'

Sweden has opened the "world's first electric road" near the city of Gävle.

Scania is supplying with the electrically-powered trucks, which will operate under real traffic conditions.

Two-thirds of fleet drivers have green light for hands-free calls

Hundreds of thousands of company car drivers are free to use a hands-free phone while driving, despite mounting evidence suggesting their use is dangerously distracting.

More than two-...

Road casualties in London fall in 2015

Transport for London (TfL) has published its annual Casualties in Greater London report, which shows that the number of people killed or seriously injured on London’s roads fell by three per cent...

Fleet sector calls for industry-wide standards on connected car data

Nearly two thirds (63%) of respondents to the latest BVRLA Fleet Technology Survey strongly agree that more standards and regulation are required to control access to and use of vehicle and driver...

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