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  • Green light for self-driving cars on UK motorways

    Autonomous cars on UK motorways soon The UK has become the first country in the world to announce that it will regulate the use of autonomous vehicles on UK motorways, albeit, at slow speeds. It won’t be long before British subjects see self-driving cars appear on UK public roads and this could happen as early as this year. The UK...

  • Nissan Ireland issue a recall over child lock fault

    Nissan Ireland has issued a voluntary recall on five of their models over a fault with the child lock. The manufacturer said in a statement that the “child lock on the rear doors could be faulty and it might be possible to open the door even when the child lock is activated” The recall notice affects the Nissan...

  • Tesla on autopilot crashes into police car as driver watches a movie

    Tesla crashes as driver watches movie It seems hard to believe, but we have another Tesla driver who has caused a major collision while they do something stupid and dangerous behind the wheel. Tesla and it’s autonomous technology has suffered another setback because of this incident as the driver naively placed far too much reliance on the present...

  • Shocking car infotainment system dangers identified

    Infotainment systems are creating huge safety concerns A shocking report by IAM RoadSmart has shown that in-car infotainment systems can impair reaction times for drivers more than drink-driving or driving under the influence of cannabis. The study was undertaken by TRL (Technical Readiness Level) on behalf of IAM RoadSmart, the FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile) and the Rees...

  • Almost 8,000 Volvo’s recalled in Ireland over safety fears

    Nearly 8,000 Volvo cars sold in Ireland have been recalled over safety fears The Swedish car company issued a recall on 8 of its models earlier this month, in relation to the effectiveness of seat belts. Ireland’s consumer watchdog, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has issued a statement saying: "A safety issue has been identified whereby, potential breakage/fatigue...

  • Lamborghini smashed up just minutes after leaving the showroom

    Lambo destroyed just moments after leaving the showroom A brand new Lamborghini has been wrecked in a crash on the M1 in Yorkshire just 20 minutes after after leaving the showroom. West Yorkshire Police tweeted pictures of the destroyed sports car after the accident on Wednesday. In an extraordinary turn...

  • Driver distractions - Children

    Could the little ones in the back seat be diverting your attention from the road? According to the RSA by definition ‘Driver Distraction’ is ‘a diversion of attention away from activities critical for safe driving toward a competing activity’. As previously spoken about in preceding articles it was found that this could play a role in 20-30% of all road...

  • Driver distractions - mobile phones

    Dangers of mobile phone use while driving We previously discussed the act of 'Rubbernecking' in another article which played a role in driver distractions and how we could combat this. An even bigger driver distraction that we all fall victim to is the use of our mobile phones. It is something that needs to be addressed. Nowadays we can't go...

  • Incident screens to prevent rubbernecking

    Ireland behind the times in road accident management strategy Accidents happen on our roads every day and they are something we have all become used to, especially on Ireland's busiest motorway, the M50. A huge and persistent problem when there is an accident on our main roads is passing motorists who slow down to take a look at the scene...

  • Caution urged on roads as snow and ice warning comes into effect

    Caution urged as snow and ice warning comes into effect today. Much of Ireland is under a Status Yellow warning today for snow and ice. Snow showers have affected much of the country and the weather warning remains in effect until midnight tonight. AA Roadwatchwarned of very slippery conditions on roads in parts of Cavan, Longford and Roscommon, especially around...