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Professional drivers targeted by new Scottish road safety framework

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 03 March 2021 09:00:00 GMT

The Scottish Road Safety Framework has been recently presented, with the ambituous goal of no-one killed or injured on the road by 2050. The document has especially focussed on the reduction of the number of accidents involving those who drive for work.

According to official data shared by Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in 2018-19 driving accounted for 18 of the 29 work-related deaths in Scotland, making driving the most dangerous work activity. This is posing a risk to all road users, especially because of the increase of LGVs on the roads and the growth of the grey fleet (according to Transport Scotland, 1.1 million private vehicles are used for business in Scotland).

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Categories: Safe Driving, fleet safety

25% of drivers in Ireland struggle to stay awake while driving

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 14 October 2020 09:00:00 BST

Two driver behaviour studies recently presented at the annual lecture of the Road Safety Authority of Ireland about the extent of driver fatigue behind the wheel brought some concerning results.

According to a first study, 24% of drivers in Ireland admitted they had driven at least once over the previous month when they were so tired they had trouble keeping their eyes open. In another study, 16% of drivers admitted they had actually fallen asleep behind the wheel.

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Categories: Safe Driving

The Irish Road Safety week is being celebrated this week

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 07 October 2020 09:00:00 BST

The Irish Road Safety Week 2020 is being celebrated this week, from Monday 5 October to Sunday 11 October with many activities planned nationwide. The event is organised by the joint collaboration of the RSA (Road Safety Authority of Ireland), the Irish police force An Garda Síochána and the ITIA (Irish Tyre Industry Association). The focus is as usual saving lives and prevent injuries on the road.

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Categories: Road Safety, Safe Driving, fleet safety

Driver texting while driving loses his arm, crash video shared as deterrent

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 30 September 2020 09:00:00 BST

Sussex Police recently released the dash cam footage of a crash that happened on 15th November 2019 to raise awareness on the use of mobile phone behind the wheel.

A driver lost his arm after texting behind the wheel, crashing into traffic signs and overturning his vehicle into traffic. The dash cam footage shows the crash, that happened in Brighton, Sussex and has been used by Sussex Police as "a shocking display of the consequences of dangerous driving".

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Categories: Safe Driving, fleet safety

Killer drivers to face life sentence with new UK law

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 23 September 2020 09:00:00 BST

Drivers who kill others after speeding, racing, using a phone or due to impaired driving (under the influence of drink or drugs) could receive life sentences under new legislation, while the current maximum sentence is of 14 years.

The reform was announced last week in the and will be introduced in the UK Parliament early next year.

With the current lack of specificity in the law, drivers causing injuries or death can be only convicted of careless driving. This change was firstly announced in 2017 and now it seems there is actually going to be a timeframe stating when it will come into force.

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Categories: Safe Driving, dangerous driving

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