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Truckers go cycling for safety


TRUCK drivers have taken to two wheels to find out what it’s like to ride a bike in a bid to improve road safety. The Safe Urban Driving scheme has been created by walking and cycling charity Sustrans in an effort to reduce collisions between bike riders and trucks. A one-day course allows truck drivers to experience being a road user from a rider’s perspective. It was piloted by Belfast City Council and is now being expanded with help from the Freight Transport Association (FTA) that represents owners and drivers of half of all trucks on UK roads. The FTA’s Seamus Leheny said: “Our members take road safety awareness very seriously and are working hard to reduce the fatalities involving lorries on the road. We are pleased to work with Sustrans in developing this training course and are delighte...

German car makers buy ultra-precise road mapping firm


AUDI, BMW and Daimler have taken the next step on the road to fully autonomous cars after jointly buying ...

Brits clueless over EU emergency number


MOST DRIVERS don't know the emergency telephone number when driving in Europe, claims new research from t...

Drivers face repair bill postcode lottery


DRIVERS face repair bills that vary by as much as 566% depending on where they live in the UK. A study ha...

Teach driving at school to save lives


INTRODUCING driving to the school curriculum could save 400 lives every year on the UK’s roads. A petitio...

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