Road Safety

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 24.05.2016 | 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.

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...