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What were some of the collateral effects of lockdowns? | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters

Hospital waiting lists rose, but traffic accidents fell – Covid-19’s consequences will emerge in time, but it’s not all quantifiable• Coronavirus – latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageIn early 2020, there were bans on most social contact, international travel stopped, workplaces and schools shut. Lockdown had arrived. These policies may have limited the spread of the virus, but what collateral harms and benefits on physical health were there?Despite recommendations to continue to se...
Tags: Health, England, Science, Flu, Road Safety, David Spiegelhalter, Anthony Masters, Coronavirus


Kia Humiliates Safety Code Between Drivers And Riders

Every once and a while, I stumble across an article on my early morning perusal of news that highlights something so outlandishly stupid, I can’t help but bring it to the table as-is, in full light and with an apple in its ugly little mouth. Today appears to be a ‘once and a while’ kind of day. According to a report from VisorDown, South Korean Corporation Kia has just released an advertisement for the new Kia Soul Lane-Keeping Assist. The Lane Assist itself is a great feature for the So...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Road Safety, Kia, Kia Soul, Motorcycle News, Kia Advertisement, Kia Corporation, VisorDown South Korean Corporation Kia, Kia Soul Lane


Kia Advert Humiliates Safety Code Between Drivers And Riders

Every once and a while, I stumble across an article on my early morning perusal of news that highlights something so outlandishly stupid, I can’t help but bring it to the table as-is, in full light and with an apple in its ugly little mouth. Today appears to be a ‘once and a while’ kind of day. According to a report from VisorDown, South Korean Corporation Kia has just released an advertisement for the new Kia Soul Lane-Keeping Assist. The Lane Assist itself is a great feature for the So...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Road Safety, Kia, Kia Soul, Motorcycle News, Kia Advertisement, Kia Corporation, VisorDown South Korean Corporation Kia, Kia Soul Lane


Traffic Deaths Soared in 2020 and Experts Blame Risky Road Behavior During Pandemic

Traffic deaths in the U.S. surged in 2020 to the highest level since 2007 and experts in the U.S. government believe they know why. Despite driving fewer miles during the covid-19 pandemic, Americans involved in car crashes were taking more risks, including everything from not wearing their seatbelts to driving drunk.Read more...
Tags: Science, Transport, Road Safety, Road transport, US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Automotive Safety, Seat Belt, Speed Limit, Disaster Accident, Land Transport, Transportation Safety In The United States, Road Traffic Safety, Traffic Collision, Steven Cliff, Epidemiology Of Motor Vehicle Collisions


Klim Climbs Mountain of Messages To Clear Air Surrounding Airbag ‘Subscription’

The title of this article has been changed to better suit Klim and In&Motion’s airbag payment methods. Despite the diversity of the moto industry, the one thing that unities the industry is a unified concern for road safety. Klim, a motorcycle gear and apparel company, struck gold when they partnered with In&Motion – a company that specializes in the engineering and industrialization of smart protection solutions – to create the Ai-1 airbag vest for the masses. However, buyers highlighted...
Tags: Safety, Motorcycles, Road Safety, Airbag, KLIM, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Safety, Motorcycle Gear, Rider Safety, Riding Training and Safety Info, Safety Articles, Airvest, Subscription Policy


‘Highway of death’: animals pay ultimate price on Brazil’s most dangerous road for wildlife

More than 3,000 animals die on the country’s BR-262 road each year, but legal action by activists is forcing authorities to take noticeThe last time Schwartz’s tracking monitor registered his location, he was standing at the edge of the “highway of death”. A massive male giant anteater, he was roaming his habitat in the Brazilian Cerrado – a vast tropical savanna that neighbours the world’s largest tropical wetland, the Pantanal – when he disappeared next to the federal highway officially known ...
Tags: Animals, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Endangered Species, Road Safety, Biodiversity, Schwartz, Institute for the Conservation of Wild Animals, ICAS Anteaters


Latest sinkhole in street in Rome swallows vehicles

Spate of road collapses blamed on Italian capital’s underground tunnels, sewers and ancient quarriesTwo cars have been swallowed by a sinkhole on a street in Rome, one of many to blight the Italian capital in recent years.A Mercedes SUV and a Smart car fell into the six-metre-deep and 20-metre-long chasm on Via Zenodossio in the Torpignattara district. Nobody was injured in the incident, which is believed to have been caused by a water leak in a garage beneath the street, according to reports in...
Tags: Europe, World news, Rome, Italy, Sinkholes, Road Safety, Road transport, Torpignattara, Zenodossio


Politician's Zoom Background Can't Hide Fact That He's Actually Driving

Andrew Brenner, a state senator in Ohio, is getting some heat for driving while participating in a Zoom call earlier this week. The Ohio Senate is currently taking up a bill that would create additional penalties for distracted driving and a local newspaper, the Columbus Dispatch, pointed out the irony of the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Distracted Driving, Ohio, Road Safety, Zoom, Cognition, Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Senate, Brenner, Andrew Brenner, Television In The United States, American Television Shows


An offal mess: Queensland road covered in innards after truck crash

A semi-trailer carrying chicken guts has crashed south of Brisbane with its load of offal ending up covering the highwayA truck carrying chicken guts has lost its load, temporarily transforming a Queensland highway into a pink, slippery and foul-smelling quagmire.The innards were left festooned on the back of the truck involved in the collision as other drivers eased their cars through the slop – leaving tire tracks behind. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Queensland, Brisbane, Road Safety


Australian e-scooters' bumpy ride: 'Like when automobiles appeared on streets filled with horses'

The popularity of personal mobility devices is surging – as is public opposition to their useIt’s peak hour on Brisbane’s busy riverside bikeway. Among the riders are scores of commuters zipping along on e-scooters, wearing business clothes and toting satchels or small backpacks. It looks like fun – a door-to-door commute in the fresh air, free from traffic jams, crowded buses and trains, and without the hassle of a hot and sticky pedal up Brisbane’s hills.Worldwide e-scooter use is booming, for...
Tags: Australia news, Queensland, Transport, Brisbane, Commuting, Road Safety, Australian lifestyle


Truck driver faces families of police officers killed in Melbourne freeway crash

Relatives of four police officers describe ‘deep and utter despair’ during Mohinder Singh’s pre-sentence hearingSharron MacKenzie’s life was reduced to an “ocean of tears and sleepless nights” after her husband was one of four Victoria Police officers killed by a drugged and delusional truck driver.Mohinder Singh, 48, has pleaded guilty to culpable driving causing the deaths while the officers were impounding a Porsche on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway in April 2020. Continue reading...
Tags: Law, Australia news, Porsche, Australian police and policing, Road Safety, Melbourne, Victoria Police, MacKenzie, Eastern Freeway, Mohinder Singh


How to Teach Your Teenager to Drive

Teaching a teenager to drive has never been easy. While it can be (or you want it to be) a fun and exciting rite of passage, it can also be stressful and panic-inducing for both of you. But even in a pandemic, the roads are open and teens are on them. So if it’s time for you to help them learn how to drive, take a…Read more...
Tags: Traffic, Transport, Driving, Road Safety, Road transport, Lifehacks, Drivers License, Defensive Driving, Human Activities, Traffic Law, Land Transport, Road Traffic Management


You Should Text Before Calling

Most of the time, talking on the phone is an inconvenience. There are less intrusive ways to communicate if something isn’t urgent, and picking up the phone can feel like an obligation, dedicating time to a conversation that didn’t need your attention right away.Read more...
Tags: Neuroscience, Attention, Road Safety, Mind, Lifehacks, Text Messaging, Voicemail, Online Chat, Telephone Call, Phreaking, Service Industries


What are smart motorways and are they safe?

Plans to get rid of hard shoulders have heightened motorway safety fears but the government is determined to press ahead For the most part, in the UK, this simply means a motorway without a hard shoulder, allowing traffic to utilise the additional lane. There are two main types: all-lane running, where the hard shoulder has been permanently converted to become the inside lane, and dynamic, where it is only used by moving traffic at certain times. All have overhead electronic signs to signal emer...
Tags: Business, UK, UK News, Infrastructure, Transport, Road Safety, Road transport


Tesla sudden accelerations caused by driver error, NHTSA concludes

Tesla vehicles do not have a design flaw that can cause sudden unintended acceleration, according to the results of a yearlong investigation by the NHTSA.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Road Safety, EVs, Electric Cars, Nhtsa


Opposition leader Anthony Albanese to be discharged from hospital after car crash in Sydney

The teenage driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash has been issued with an infringement notice for negligent drivingThe federal opposition leader, Anthony Albanese, said he would be discharged from hospital on Saturday afternoon nearly 24 hours after he was involved in a car crash in Sydney’s inner west.The Labor leader was driving in Marrickville on Friday when he was involved in a collision with a Range Rover at the intersection of Hill and Glen streets about 5pm. Continue reading.....
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Road Safety, Anthony Albanese, Hill, Glen, Marrickville


Opposition leader Anthony Albanese still in hospital after car crash in Sydney

The teenage driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash has been issued with an infringement notice for negligent drivingThe federal opposition leader, Anthony Albanese, remains in hospital on Saturday morning after he was involved in a car crash in Sydney’s inner west the day before.The Labor leader was driving in Marrickville on Friday when he was involved in a collision with a Range Rover at the intersection of Hill and Glen streets about 5pm. Continue reading...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Road Safety, Anthony Albanese, Hill, Glen, Marrickville


Opposition leader Anthony Albanese taken to hospital after car crash in Sydney

The federal Labor leader is said to be ‘very shaken but OK’ after his car was allegedly struck by a Range Rover driven by a 17-year-oldThe federal opposition leader, Anthony Albanese, has been taken to hospital after he was involved in a car crash in Sydney’s inner west.The Labor leader was driving in Marrickville on Friday when he was allegedly “T-boned” by a Range Rover at the intersection of Hill and Glen streets about 5pm. Continue reading...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Road Safety, Anthony Albanese, Hill, Glen, Marrickville


Australia's road toll falls only slightly despite coronavirus lockdowns

Toll fell in Victoria and NSW, the states hardest hit by coronavirusAlmost 1,100 people were killed on Australia’s roads in 2020.The preliminary figure is only slightly less than the previous year, despite much of the country being in Covid-19 lockdown for consecutive months of 2020. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Road Safety, Victoria


NSW government announces taskforce to investigate food delivery deaths

Labor and Greens MPs say rather than a taskforce, the government should take action immediately under ‘emergency regulation’A New South Wales government taskforce will investigate the gig economy after another food delivery worker was killed in Sydney – the fifth death among food delivery workers across Australia in the past two months.But Labor and Greens MPs say the taskforce has come too late, and the government should make an “emergency regulation” to take action right now. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, Road Safety, Australian trade unions, Industrial relations, Gig Economy, NSW, Labor and Greens


Easing Covid controls could lead to Christmas travel chaos, warns Labour

Ministers urged to set out how transport network will cope with potential festive surge Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMinisters have been urged to set out plans to prevent travel chaos over Christmas as families race to see each other when Covid-19 restrictions are temporarily eased.Boris Johnson is expected to detail a UK-wide relaxation of curbs on Tuesday to let a number of households gather for a period of up to five days, potentially starting from Christmas Eve...
Tags: Politics, UK, Wales, Scotland, Christmas, UK News, Labour, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Transport, Rail transport, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Road Safety, Transport policy, Rail industry


Keir Starmer contacted by police after collision with cyclist in London

Rider taken to hospital after incident involving car said to be driven by Labour’s leaderPolice are investigating a collision involving the Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, in which a cyclist was taken to hospital.Starmer is understood to have been driving through north-west London around midday on Sunday when the crash occurred in Kentish Town. Continue reading...
Tags: London, UK News, Cycling, Labour, Road Safety, Keir Starmer, Starmer, Kentish Town Continue


UK bans any use of mobile phones while driving

Government updates law to ban drivers from using phone in any way, not just calling and textingDrivers who use hand-held phones in any way behind the wheel will face £200 fines and possible bans when changes in the law take account of smartphones.While making calls or texting on a hand-held mobile while driving is already illegal, taking photos, scrolling through a playlist or even playing games on phones has not been outlawed until now – allowing drivers to escape charges when spotted with a ph...
Tags: UK, UK News, Mobile Phones, Road Safety


Thailand bus crash: at least 17 killed in collision with train

Officials say 65 people were on board the bus when it was hit by a train two hours east of Bangkok At least 17 people were killed and more than dozen injured when a bus collided with a train in Thailand, officials said.The bus passengers were on their way to a temple in Chachoengsao province for a ceremony to mark the end of Buddhist Lent and were about two hours east of the capital, Bangkok, when the accident occurred. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Road Safety, Bangkok, Buddhist, Chachoengsao


Berlin struggles with growing trend of illegal car racing

Calls for stricter speed controls after woman and daughter seriously injured in crashPoliticians and road safety experts in Germany are calling for stricter speed controls on Berlin’s streets to clamp down on the growing trend of illegal car racing after a woman and her daughter were seriously injured in a crash.The collision on the main shopping boulevard Kurfürstendamm on Tuesday evening, left a 45-year-old Polish woman and her 17-year old daughter with life-threatening injuries. Continue rea...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Berlin, World news, Road Safety, Kurfürstendamm


Berlin reports rise in fatalities as new bike lanes fail to keep cyclists safe

Campaigners demand more rules for lorries after initial hope pandemic would mean less trafficA coronavirus-related drop in traffic and new protected bike lanes have failed to make Berlin’s roads safer for cyclists, as the German capital reports a four-year record in fatalities.A woman run over by a right-turning articulated lorry in the district of Reinickendorf on Friday became Berlin’s 14th official cycling fatality of 2020 – more than twice as many as the six recorded in 2019. Continue readin...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Berlin, Life and style, UK News, World news, Cities, Cycling, Road Safety, Transport policy, Reinickendorf


Driver arrested in Sydney after eight alleged hit-and-runs in three hours

Queensland-registered SUV hit and injured three cyclists and struck five cars after driver had his licence suspended for speeding, NSW police sayA 35-year-old man has been arrested after his rented SUV was allegedly involved in up to eight hit-and-run crashes in three hours in Sydney, which left three cyclists injured, NSW police have said.The Queensland-registered SUV was initially pulled over for speeding at Bar Point, 40km north of Sydney’s CBD, on Sunday morning and the driver had his licenc...
Tags: Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Road Safety, Crime - Australia


It’s Probably Safe to Drop That Top: IIHS

Just apply sunscreen first. While most Americans hold reservations about going topless, preferring staid modesty over outlandish exhibitionism, many still enjoy kicking up their heels and getting the most out of life. Luckily for them, several automakers are only too happy to play along. And if that sort of thing’s your bag, the Insurance Institute […] The post It’s Probably Safe to Drop That Top: IIHS appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Autos, Road Safety, Convertibles, Fatalities, IIHS, Insurance Institute, News Blog, Rollovers


A little to close to the original? / Un peu trop proche?

THE ORIGINAL? Road Safety – Cellucom – 2009 “Concentrate on the road, not your conversation” Source : Act Responsible Tribute Agency : Memac Ogilvy Dubaï (UAE) LESS ORIGINAL Road Safety – Die Johanniter – 2020 “Every call takes your visibility” Source : Agency : Wefra Life (Germany) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
Tags: Social, Bad Behavior, Advertising, Environmental, Dispute, Road Safety, Yell, Non-profit, Argument, Visibility, Print & Outdoor, Joe La Pompe, Shouting, Yelling, Memac Ogilvy, Sécurité Routière


Ford Fiesta Comes In Dead Last in Industry’s Grimmest Ranking

Every three years, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ranks new vehicles in terms of deaths incurred by their occupants in roadway collisions. The most recent tabulations cover the 2015-2018 time frame (focusing on 2017 and equivalent earlier models), and a domestic subcompact that proved quite popular right up until the end of its North […] The post Ford Fiesta Comes In Dead Last in Industry’s Grimmest Ranking appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Ford, Autos, Road Safety, Trucks, SUVs, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS, Pickups, News Blog, Small Cars, Automotive Fatalities