International News - July 2014

89% of company car drivers fake mileage reports

Nine out of 10 (89%) company car drivers are faking their driving miles, it's been claimed.The research by car leasing firm Flexed.co.uk found that huge numbers of business drivers are committing...

Road Rage: the science behind it

Road rage is something that affects all drivers.At best, an incident can cast a black cloud on your day and negatively alter your mood; at worst, it can result in a verbal or physical...

OWNER-DRIVERS SHOULDN'T BE PAID FOR FATIGUE BREAKS, COMMISSION RULES

Owner-drivers in New South Wales should not be paid for taking mandatory fatigue management rest breaks, the state’s Industrial Relations Commission has ruled.In a case that pitted the Transport...

TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS MAY OVERSHADOW OTHERWISE JOYOUS EID FOR TURKS

ISTANBUL – Turkish authorities step up traffic inspections as the annual migration of millions on the occasion of next week's Eid al-Fitr begins in the country, a time the lethal traffic accidents...

EU urged to fast-track revised law on cross-border enforcement of traffic rules

Road safety campaigners and European traffic police are urging the EU to fast-track the adoption of a modified law on cross-border enforcement of traffic offences such as speeding.The modified...

Drivers urged to look out for motorcyclists in new THINK! Campaign

A new campaign has been launched to encourage drivers to take longer to look for motorcyclists after figures revealed that 30 bikers are killed or injured every day at junctions.Announced by Road...

Serious accidents on 20mph roads rise 26%

More and more roads are being given a 20mph limit but they do not seem to be delivering fewer casualties, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists, which has reported a sharp rise in...

Occupational road risk ‘should be a priority’

Employers and the Government need to do more to ensure work-related road safety is given the same attention as general health and safety, according to a new report commissioned by Royal Society...

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