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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Record low for road accidents but cyclist deaths up 10%

Posted on 28th Jun, 2013 by Jonathan Peach

Deaths from road accidents hit record low last year, but cyclist deaths have increased yet again.

New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show an 8% fall on 2011 in deaths from reported accidents – 1,754 deaths – the lowest figure since records began in 1926.

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Driving up bike awareness

Posted on 24th Jun, 2013 by Jonathan Peach

cyclistCyclist deaths are becoming such a big issue in Britain that the Government is attempting to cut it off at the source.

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The battle of the bikes

Posted on 24th Jun, 2013 by Jonathan Peach

twitter-birdNot all drivers are conscientious enough to stop after they accidentally injure cyclists. You may have heard about the ill-judged tweet by young motorist Emma Way, who drove off after hitting a cyclist and posted the incident on Twitter.

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Auto braking: Making reversing accidents a thing of the past

Posted on 24th Jun, 2013 by Jonathan Peach

banksmanIt’s a familiar tale. You’re reversing and don’t notice an object in your blindspot. You slam on the brakes but it’s too late and there’s a sickening crunch.

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PAWRS a hoot as OWL scoops award

Posted on 24th Jun, 2013 by Jonathan Peach

paws-awardAs winners of last year’s PAWRS awards, it was unsurprising that our products got so much interest at this year’s show.

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Driven to distraction: Is hands-free calling safe?

Posted on 20th Jun, 2013 by Jonathan Peach

carIn a few years, it’s likely you will be able to say a single word and your smart car will be able to turn on its windscreen wipers, the radio or your ignition.

Already, in many cars, you can use hands-free technology for phone and chat and, in the future, social media – but it won’t be safe, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA), a US not-for-profit motor club organisation.

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