Road safety news in brief: 11-15 April
FRIDAY 15 APRIL
15 Apr: 14.30
GEM: Expect the unexpected out of town
GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers to pay extra attention on rural road journeys this summer, pointing to statistics which show that rural roads account for nearly 60% of all fatalities (a total of 982 in 2014).
15 Apr: 11.00
RAC launches new telematics driver app for smartphones
The RAC has launched a new smartphone app to bolster its 'award-winning' telematics product by bringing driver behaviour data, journey history, vehicle health information and engine fault alerts together in one place to support business drivers.
THURSDAY 14 APRIL
14 Apr: 12.45
Drivers back residents' parking schemes, poll finds
Nearly half of motorists say they are in favour of residents' parking schemes, a survey carried out by the RAC has revealed.
WEDNESDAY 13 APRIL
13 Apr: 10.00
IAM president Mansell takes Auto Express back to (driving) school
Former world Formula 1 champion Nigel Mansell and the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) teamed up with Britain’s biggest motoring magazine Auto Express to take one of its reporters back to school with a set of driving challenges.
TUESDAY 12 APRIL
12 Apr: 09.45
Drunk drivers in Thailand to work in hospital morgues as punishment
In an effort to discourage drunk and irresponsible driving during the annual Songkran festival, Thai authorities have threatened to send convicted offenders to work in hospital morgues.