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SAFE STEPS offers boost for Asian road safety

Published Tue, 16/02/2016 - 07:26

The SAFE STEPS programme featuring global road safety ambassador Michelle Yeoh has been launched in Kuala Lumpur, initiated by the Prudence Foundation, the regional community investment arm of insurance company Prudential Corporation Asia, with the support of the FIA and National Geographic Channel.

This first-of-its-kind pan-Asian public service initiative seeks to raise awareness about one of the world’s leading causes of death and provide clear and simple life-saving information through the dissemination of educational messages on road safety.

Technology used for tachograph fraud is becoming more complex and sophisticated

Published Tue, 02/02/2016 - 07:31

Despite more stringent measures in European legislation to combat tachograph tampering, especially in the field of technology, the Dutch and Belgian traffic services currently detect an increasing number of technologically very refined manipulations. These manipulations of the tachograph systems are such that they can only be realized by technical experts.

Jail for motorist who deliberately drove at cyclist

Published Thu, 28/01/2016 - 07:03

A motorist has been jailed for more than two years after being found guilty of deliberately driving head-on at two cyclists to either force them off the road or "scare the living daylights" out of them.

Dean Goble, 40, targeted them in two separate incidents 10 days apart nearly two years ago in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

The two cyclists, David Jones and Jeremy Maiden, were each riding alone when suddenly from the opposite direction Goble swerved at them head-on in his dark blue V-reg Peugeot 206 hatchback car.

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