Road Safety

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

Lisa Bradburn | Posted 09.10.2015 | 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 29.09.2015 | 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.

What Would You Do If You Saw THIS

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech

You're driving along the M25, the music is playing you casually look down at the dashboard. Immediately your eye catches a single word: 'Fire'. No...

It's Time to Start a New Conversation About Cycle Safety

Peter Le Masurier | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Tech
Peter Le Masurier

This year looks set to be a good summer for cycling in the UK. For starters, the Tour de France is kicking off in Yorkshire in July, the first time it has done so in the UK since 2007. And there's every chance Chris Froome could hold on to his title, despite his difficulties this weekend in the Critérium du Dauphiné .

Why Driving Is Much Riskier If You're Pregnant

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're pregnant and still driving, you may want to take extra care on the road. Jokes about 'baby brain' aside, according to research, during t...

London Cyclists Build 'Wall Of Death' To Shame Failing Councils

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

'A wall of death' to remember cyclists killed on London's streets was unveiled by campaigners on Wednesday, as they called for politicians to prioriti...

Here's A Terrifying Video Lesson In Motorcyclist Safety

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

Be careful on those bikes folks. That's the resounding message to taken from this incredible head-cam footage posted online by 21-year-old Jack Sa...

Stop Killing Cyclists Campaign Sees 1,000 Cyclists Laying In London's Roads For A 'Die-In'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

A huge protest has taken place in central London with more than 1,000 cyclists sprawling themselves across roads to demonstration against dangerous tr...

650 Police At London 'Death' Junctions To Improve Cycle Safety

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

The Metropolitan Police will deploy 650 officers to busy London junctions at rush hour in response to the recent wave of cycling deaths. The surge ...

When the Mayor Gets Blamed, Boris Gets Personal

Jenny Jones AM | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jenny Jones AM

Over the past week the mayor has responded to criticism of his cycling policies by suggesting cyclists are making rash decisions on the roads and by repeating a unfounded claim he made to me in October 2011 that wearing headphones whilst cycling or walking could be blamed for an increase in the numbers injured in London.

Let's Stop Scoring Points Over Dead Cyclists

Matt Glass | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Matt Glass

If you need a barometer of just how much a bunch of utter bastards humankind can be, look no further than a story about a cyclist dying on the roads of London. Tragically, you won't need to look far - six in the last fortnight should give you plenty of ammunition - and it seems everybody has a little bit of hatred reserved.

Boris Johnson Told To Take 'Urgent Action' Over Cycling Deaths

Press Association | | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK

A Parliamentary safety group is urging London Mayor Boris Johnson to hold a safety summit following the spate of cyclists' deaths in the capital. T...

Safe Cycling Cities London Could Learn From

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK

Some countries are truly a two-wheel paradise. But it seems London is not one of them. At midnight last night another cyclist was killed after bein...

SIXTH London Cyclist Dead In Just Nine Days

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A cyclist hit by a bus in Croydon on Tueday has died after a two-day battle. Forest Hill’s Roger William De Klerk, a 43-year-old IT consultant an...

Lollipop Man Quits After He's Told To Stop High-Fiving Kids

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK

A lollipop man has quit his post after apparently being censured by council bosses for high-fiving school children. Bob Slade, a crossing patrol su...

Wait Longer For Your Driving Test

PA | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK

Teenagers face having to wait an extra year before being allowed to take a driving test under proposals being looked at by the Government. Tighter ...