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Around one in three of all injury collisions on the road involve people ‘at work’. Employers have a major potential role to play in improving safety on the roads and that they are using safe vehicles.


‘Bite-sized training clips’ demonstrate car maintenance checks – Road Safety Great Britain

How safe is your car?  Euro NCAP has created the five-star safety rating system to help.

Choose the correct child car seat.

DVSA’s Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness. Best practice advice for operators and drivers of commercial or fleet vehicles.

Driving for Better Business continues to identify and promote good practice in work related road safety.

Electric scooters and ‘powered transporters’.

It is illegal to use an e-scooter or other powered transporters (e.g. Segways or hoverboards) on a public road, pavement or cycle path. They can only be used on private land with the permission of the land owner. This term does not include electrically-assisted pedal cycles (EAPCs)

The Government has begun e-scooter trials. The trials are for approved rental e-scooters only.

Electric bikes

Information from the Government on Electrically assisted pedal cycles.

Bus, coaches and HGVs

Government to progress new legislation to ban old tyres  on buses and coaches.

Changes to HGV design for improved driver vision and sideguards will deliver safety improvements for people walking, cycling or riding motorbikes.


Motorcyclists are one of the highest risk user groups on the road. Government’s SHARP promotes the importance of helmets and their correct usage.

Emissions and Air Quality

The Government are reviewing the penalty levels for idling (running a car’s engine when the car is not moving) offences and are considering raising them. This will reflect the damaging health impact air pollution can have.

In the UK it is estimated that 36,000 early deaths a year can be linked to air pollution exposure.

Engine idling – why it’s so harmful and what’s being done

Living Streets guide to putting a stop to idling engines.

Everyone can also make a real difference by turning off car engines when stationary for more than 10 seconds. If a vehicle has a ‘stop-start’ system fitted, it will automatically switch off the engine when stationary and restart it as soon as the accelerator is pressed.

Automated Vehicles

Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles