News tagged with road accidents

EU introduces new road safety rules

European roads should be safer from Thursday when a whole slew of new safety rules come into force, part of efforts to cut auto accident deaths by 50 percent by 2020.

dateNov 01, 2012 in Other
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How to avoid jack-knifing your truck

Jack-knifing is a major cause of devastation in a road traffic accident involving articulated trucks. Researchers in Greece have now designed a device to prevent this often lethal action of such vehicles. Writing in the International Jo ...

dateAug 29, 2012 in Engineering
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Why do cyclists run red lights?

Almost 40 per cent of cyclists have reported committing red light infringements, but fines should only be part of the strategy to improve safety, according to new research.

dateJul 31, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Dutch to unveil alcohol immobilisers in cars

Drivers caught from December with a blood alcohol content of more than 1.3 grammes per litre will be forced to have breathalyser immobilisers in their cars, the Dutch Infrastructure Ministry said Wednesday.

dateOct 05, 2011 in Other
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Cameras at intersections save lives, dollars

A landmark study has found that despite the public's perception that road safety cameras are merely revenue raising devices, they significantly reduce road accidents and so save Victoria millions of dollars ...

dateSep 08, 2011 in Other
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2008 crisis spurred rise in suicides in Europe

The financial crisis that began to hit Europe in mid-2008 reversed a steady, years-long fall in suicides among people of working age, according to a letter published on Friday by The Lancet.

dateJul 08, 2011 in Health
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