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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles