Road Safety

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 17.06.2014 | 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 ...

'Like The Blitz': Bus Collides With House

PA | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO The Perfect Fit: Car Slots Neatly Through Living Room Wall A bus was left embedded in the side of a house after it collided with a car. ...

Road Rage: The Socially Accepted Killer?

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

Today, before you get in your car, please take a minute. Ask yourself if you need another pint, if you need to get there so quickly, if that person driving a bit slowly is really doing it to annoy you. Ask yourself if your journey is so important that somebody else's child deserves to lose a father...

Wetherspoons Defends Motorway Pub

PA | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has defended its decision to open premises at a motorway service station, and said it would not be checking if drinkers were ...

'A Spur-Of-The-Moment, Stupid Tweet'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK

A woman who sparked a Twitter storm when she boasted of knocking a cyclist off his bike has apologised. Emma Way revealed she had been suspended fr...

'Definitely Knocked A Cyclist Off.. He Doesn't Even Pay Road Tax'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Emma Way Apologises For Tweet, Reveals She Has Been Suspended From Work A spectacularly ill-advised tweet from a young driver, describing...

How to Hand Over the Controls While Keeping Peace of Mind

Katie Small | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Small

Things may have moved on since I was in my late teens in terms of vehicle safety, but with car accidents now the single biggest cause of accidental death in young people aged 15-24, it's clear to see something needs to be done.

Ed Balls Admits Speeding Offence: 'I Went Too Far, Too Fast'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Balls often attacks George Osborne for going "too far, too fast" in cutting public spending, but the shadow chancellor has been forced to admit doi...

Charlie Thomas

Government Cuts To Kids Road Safety Campaigns 'Lead To Tragedy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK

Road safety charities and businesses have called on George Osborne to spend more on road safety campaigns for children after the departmental budget w...

Do We Have the Political Ambition to 'Get Britain Cycling'?

Adam Stones | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Politics
Adam Stones

Levels of cycling in Britain are amongst the lowest across Europe - only 2% of us use a bike as our main method of getting around. In the Netherlands, 20 times more journeys are made by bike by people under 17 than in the UK. And the main reason for this is the perceived lack of safety.

Thirty Years On From Compulsory Seatbelts, What's Next In Car Safety?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Tech

It's 30 years to the day since British drivers were ordered to 'belt up' as the government made efforts to reduce the number of injuries and deaths on...

Getting to Grips With Winter Driving

Andy Dingley | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Dingley

With plunging temperatures and bursts of sleet and snow working their way across the UK, making driving conditions at best unpredictable, and at worst, treacherous, tyres are more important than ever. Standard tyres fail to get to grips with the change in conditions. What can be done to combat this and keep us all moving?