International News - September 2014

60% of drivers confess to using hand-held mobiles

The majority (60%) of drivers are using their mobile phones behind the wheel to make phone calls, send texts and even browse the internet, believing that they will not be caught by the police....

'Lifestyle and emotional state driving up road rage cases'

NEW DELHI: The city's short fuse seems to have got shorter this summer. A month ago, a 50-year-old man was bludgeoned to death on the issue of parking in the same West Patel Nagar locality where a...

Top reasons for fleet drivers to have a “near miss” revealed

New research published by the AA reveals the most common distractions for UK motorists, and, according to The Fuel Card Group, should act as a wake-up call for the fleet industry. ‘The AA’s...

Drivers ‘should receive’ post-accident training

Four out of five (84%) people think more drivers should be trained in the skills needed to deal with the aftermath of a road traffic collision, according to a new survey from the Institute of...

Paralysed cyclist in heartfelt safety plea to drivers

A cyclist who was paralysed after he was run over by a truck which had overtaken him on a narrow road has made a heartfelt plea for greater road safety in Ireland.

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What does a good driver safety policy look like?

Having a clear driver safety policy is an essential part of running a fleet. Every organisation has a duty to look after its employees – including drivers. But the driver also has a duty to look...

Harnessing Africa’s transportation potential

IRF Washington's 1st Africa Regional Congress concluded on June 6th with a renewed call for African leaders to address the infrastructure and mobility challenges that so often accompany rapid...

Australian road fatalities hit record low

Road fatalities in Australia have dipped to levels not seen in 70 years.

Official figures released on Monday showed 1157 people died on Australian roads in the 12 months to June, the lowest...

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