Road safety

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    Haulage sector faces deadline to raise roadside standards

    The government must force road freight operators to improve welfare conditions for drivers or more of them will leave the sector, a committee has warned.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 June 2022

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    ‘Two-second rule’ campaign launched by National Highways

    National Highways has launched a new campaign urging drivers to keep a minimum two second gap, or risk putting themselves and others in danger.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 14 March 2022

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    Time to drive up standards

    Poor conditions are forcing HGV drivers off the road. What do they want to see change?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 07 March 2022

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    E-scooter deliveries – advice to takeaway

    E-scooters have become a common sight on UK roads over recent years. Not only are they used by individuals for short journeys or daily commutes, they are also now being ridden by takeaway drivers.

    By Ben Bepper, Bolt Burdon Kemp on 25 November 2021

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    Road haulage boss jailed after disregard for safety led to deaths of two men

    A driver and his boss have been sentenced to a total of over 20 years in prison, after an articulated lorry with no working breaks ploughed into two men and killed them.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 July 2021

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    Managing road risk: the growing role of technology

    Nineteen per cent of workplace fatalities occur from being struck by a moving vehicle, which is an average of 26 fatal injuries per year, according to the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) annual statistics report for 2019/20.

    By Emma Evans, Pinsent Masons on 10 May 2021

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    On the road

    Staff who drive as part of their work must be consulted on any rules designed to ensure safe driving, otherwise they will not be committed to following them.

    By Simon Turner, Driving for Better Business on 02 November 2020

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    Government must keep promises on killer driver laws, says Brake

    Tougher sentences for killer drivers have taken too long says road safety charity Brake, commenting on a bill which has taken three years to reach Parliament.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 September 2020

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    London on two wheels

    By Iris Cepero, editor on 01 September 2013

    No deal Brexit could push lorry drivers to exhaustion, says Unite

    A no deal Brexit will result in exhausted lorry drivers, posing a danger to themselves and other road users, unless the government responds to concerns, Unite the union has warned.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 04 September 2019