Road safety

    No deal Brexit could push lorry drivers to exhaustion, says Unite

    A no deal Brexit will result in exhausted lorry drivers, posing a danger to themselves and other road users, unless the government responds to concerns, Unite the union has warned.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 04 September 2019

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    When lanyards can injure: what every employer should know

    A series of road traffic collisions has resulted in police warning drivers to remove their lanyards while driving. If you or your employees wear lanyards when driving, you risk serious injury.

    By Ben Pepper, Bolt Burdon Kemp on 15 August 2019


    Reckless driving on the spot

    Back in 2016, Biffa, a leading national recycling and waste management provider, launched a campaign to tackle the risk of workers being injured while collecting waste by motorists driving on pavements.

    By Dave West, regional health and safety coach, Biffa   on 01 May 2018

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    Drivers and couriers exposed to 'unacceptable risks' on the roads, says UCL report

    A report on gig economy drivers and couriers has uncovered a litany of risk factors that its authors say may significantly increase the risk of being involved in a crash.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 21 August 2018

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    Changing behaviour: cleaner cars on the roads

    Bringing in more robust targets to remove petrol and diesel cars from Britain’s roads amid pleas for tougher action to improve air quality, although a welcome initiative, is just one of the ways to address the dangerous levels of air pollution affecting our towns and cities.

    By Dr Richard Maggs on 19 June 2018