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Volvo set to limit top speed of its cars to 112 mph from 2020

Volvo will limit the top speed of its cars to 112mph from 2020 in an attempt to reduce the number of accidents. The cap will prevent drivers from accelerating to the top speeds of up to 155mph many Volvos can reach.

Q&A: New technology to assess traffic accidents Special

New technology and social networking are being introduced to help assess the impact of road traffic accidents. This approach has been devised by Israeli company Comroads. The company’s CEO explains how the technology works.

Why is the U.S. so poor with road safety?

Washington - For an advanced country the U.S. has a relatively poor record for road safety accidents, currently languishing at #19 in the 'developed' world. What can be done to improve this record?

UK cyclists call on government to fund safer cycling

At a breakfast event during Monday’s Conservative party conference, representatives from a coalition of UK biking groups called upon the government to provide better funding for cycling schemes.

Make safety top priority for teen cars

Arlington - With colleges having been chosen and preparations underway to get teenagers off to their new school-year homes, many families are now looking at providing them with reliable transportation.

Shocking Irish road safety ad banned on TV before 9 p.m.

Warning: somewhat graphic video An ad from Northern Ireland's Department of the Environment may scare — and shame — people away from speeding while driving.

Volkswagen 'Eyes on the Road' ad inspires road safety (Video)

Some adverts can confuse and seem totally unrelated to whatever they are trying to sell. Others tell a story in a strong and meaningful way, like this Volkswagen ad promoting road safety.

Op-Ed: The new EU truck regulations: Will they make a difference?

On April 15 the majority of people at an EU conference voted in favour of introducing new measures to make Europe's trucks safer and more fuel efficient. Will the proposed measures actually make trucks any safer or less thirsty however?

Call for ban of mobile phone use in cars

London - The charity group Brake are calling for a ban on hands-free mobile phones for drivers in the UK. The charity is asking for a total ban of mobile phone use in cars.

Review: 'Crash Test Dummies — A Smashing History' Special

Although this programme has a specifically UK slant, it will be of interest to anyone who drives and anyone who doesn't. Anywhere.

'Smart Highways' in the Netherlands will glow-in-the-dark

In the Netherlands, designers have created a novel way to light up the roads. Traditional paint used on roads has been replaced with a photo-luminescent powder which glows in the dark.

Review: 'How Safe are Britain's Roads?' Special

This one hour long documentary takes a look at safety on Britain's roads. Safety and the other thing, that is. It also asks and attempts to answer the question: what can be done about it?

Multiple collisions across GTA kill two pedestrians, injure 9

Toronto - Police are continuing to investigate a string of collisions that injured 11 pedestrians , including two who had been struck fatally, in separate crashes across the Greater Toronto Area, in a single day.

Green light given to 'glow in the dark' road concept

By mid-2013, driving on the highways at night time in the Netherlands will get a bit brighter, with new, fluorescent lane markers that will remove the need for overhead lighting.

Cellphone use is up for Canadian drivers

Ottawa - Despite the laws and the statistics showing the danger of distracted driving, more than one third of Canadian motorists admit to using their cellphones while behind the wheel.

18 people killed in Cebu Philippines as bus falls into ravine

Cebu - At least 18 people were killed and 30 others injured when a bus carrying more that 50 passengers fell into a 100 foot ravine in Cebu Philippines Sunday.

B.C., Saskatchewan Ban Cellphone Use While Driving

Cellphone junkies in British Columbia and Saskatchewan will now have to think twice before picking up the phone while at the wheel of a vehicle. Both Canadians provinces have approved laws that ban the use of cellphones while driving, effective today.

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