Road Safety

Yes, Chris Grayling, Cyclists Do Count As Road Users

Katie Teehan | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Politics
Katie Teehan

Let's create a cycling - and pedestrian-friendly city. That doesn't mean penalising motorists, it means promoting cycling and protecting vulnerable road users so we can all get around safely. Having a transport secretary who acknowledges the right of cyclists to be on the road in the first place would be a good place to start.

Jeremy Vine Posts Video Of Confrontation Between Cyclist And Motorist

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK

Jeremy Vine has posted another video of a road rage incident he captured on camera while cycling. The BBC Radio 2 host posted the clip of the incident...

How Technology Can Make Our Roads Safer

Ben Dickson | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK Tech
Ben Dickson

tech for good However, there's hope that with the help of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and Internet of Things, we can make our roads and bridges much more safer, save hundreds of thousands of lives, and spare billions of dollars in maintenance and repairs costs.

Winter Worryland: Everything You Need To Know To Ensure A Safe Christmas

Holly Jayne Barry | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Holly Jayne Barry

Whilst Christmas is meant to be the season of good cheer, for medical personnel across the country, the prevailing feeling is that of foreboding. Hidden behind a front of presents and flashing lights, there are a number of dangers to your well-being that you should keep in mind. Some of these are minor mishaps, but others can seriously damage your health. If you want the gift of safety this year, then read on to ensure peace of mind.

The Importance Of Getting Kids Road Aware From An Early Age

Jacqueline O'Donovan | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Jacqueline O'Donovan

There is a fundamental issue around road safety that all of us - fleet operators, cycling groups and parents alike - have a joint responsibility to tackle together. The more we are proactive and work to engage children in the conversation, the safer everyone - especially the young - will be.

Owen Jones Photographs 'Abuse-Hurling Cabbie' Who Said He 'Loves When Cyclists Die'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK

Owen Jones has claimed a taxi driver almost knocked him off his bike before hurling abusive comments at him. The Guardian columnist posted a string of...

Cyclist And Motorist Rules: Spot The Difference

Salome Verrell | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK
Salome Verrell

There is also no requirement for cyclists to be registered anywhere in the same way that motorists have to register with the DVLA, so there is no way of really knowing if after a collision with a cyclist they really are who they say they are, unlike a motorist whose registration number would provide a lot of details even if they didn't.

'Awful' Government Cycling Safety Advert Accused Of 'Victim Blaming'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK

A government advert aimed at preventing crashes between cyclists and lorries has prompted claims of “victim blaming”, with Radio 2 presenter Jerem...

A Text Could Cost Your Licence As Punishments For Phone Use While Driving Double

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK

Ministers want to double the punishment for illegal mobile phone use while driving, Government sources said. Motorists caught using a handheld phone...

This Powerful Video Will Stop You From Texting While Driving

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you use your phone to text or Snapchat your mates while driving, this awareness campaign will stop you from doing it ever again. In the emotional c...

Children Have Things to Say; A Children's Newsletter

Bob Morgan | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK
Bob Morgan

We asked six, seven and eight year old, children to write a Newsletter for other children their age. Not having done this before we didn't know if it ...

Mum's Shock After Car Running Red Light Narrowly Misses Daughter

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Parents

The shocking moment a speeding car ran a red light and nearly hit a child crossing the road has been caught on CCTV. Katie Jennings and her two daught...

Tired Driving Is As Bad As Drunk Driving - As Mike Found Out With Life-Changing Consequences

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.04.2016 | UK

Mike Egan was on the way to get his hair cut when the crash happened. It was May 2015 and he'd only been driving for a few minutes in his Vauxhall Ast...

Shocking Dashcam Video Shows Helpless Toddler Tumble From Minivan Onto Busy Road

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK

Shocking footage has emerged of the moment a toddler fell from the back of a moving minivan onto a busy road as his oblivious grandfather drove away. ...

Scared, Busy or Lazy? What's Your Excuse for Shunning the Walk to School?

Lisa Bradburn | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Bradburn

Every day, at varying times, all children down pens, pencils and crayons to run or walk their mile. Despite childhood obesity being on the up, none of the children at St Ninians are overweight.

Volkswagen Fiasco Underscores Need for Auto Industry Transformation

Jo Simmons | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

There has always been something Churchillian about VW's logo, it looks more like a gesture of contempt rather than a shiny badge of honour, making it easy to lack sympathy for a company whose emissions have come home to roost...

Victory For London Cyclists As Lorry Safety Measures Introduced

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

London on Tuesday became the first UK city to ban lorries that do not have equipment to protect cyclists and pedestrians, as plans were also announced...

'Self-Righteous' Cyclists' With Helmet Cams Blamed For Road Rage

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 29.08.2015 | UK

"Please don't try and knock me off" was all the cyclist said as a pedestrian ambled across Sidney Street and almost into her path in Whitechapel, Lond...

Missing Couple Found In Car Wreck Three Days After Crash Was Reported

PA | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK

Police in Scotland face a backlash today after it was revealed a dead man and a seriously injured woman were not found until three days after officers...

Protestors Stage Mass 'Die-In' After Yet Another Cyclist Dies On London's Roads

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

Protestors staged a huge ‘die-in’ in Camberwell on Monday night following the death of yet another cyclist on London’s roads. Scores of cycli...

Students Aren't Shocked by Road Deaths in Mile End Anymore - They're Doing Something About It

Sean Richardson | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sean Richardson

Alex Greenwood, one of the campaign's organisers and the flatmate of Kieran Dhaliwal, who has shown how this anger can be turned into a proactive message: "We are doing this because no more people should have to die because of reckless driving, as a community we have enough power to bring about whatever change we want."

This Might Be The Thinnest TV We've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Tech

On the second day of CES the tech gods saw the swathes of hot, aggravated journalists slowly getting nowhere and decided that it was not good. So ...

This Highway Looks Like Something From 'Tron'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Tech

Motorways have remained almost entirely unchanged since the Romans first started carving huge straight lines through Europe. Sure, they've got saf...

This Is Why You Should Always Look Out For Cyclists

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech

Horrifying footage of a cyclist's collision with a car as it pulls into his path has been posted online. The video - simply entitled 'WTF.' - shows...

Prodding the Sleeping Giant- Keeping the Rise of Cycling Rolling

Alec James | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Sport
Alec James

The public's incredible reaction to the Tour de France which finished on Sunday may have surprised some, but its legacy through quality cycling provision in Britain must be a surprise to no-one.