News tagged with road accidents

An artificial eye on your driving

With just a half second's notice, a driver can swerve to avoid a fatal accident or slam on the brakes to miss hitting a child running after a ball. But first, the driver must perceive the danger.

Apr 20, 2010 4.8 / 5 (9) 1 | with audio podcast

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 ...

Aug 29, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0

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.

Nov 01, 2012 not rated yet 0

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.

Oct 05, 2011 not rated yet 0