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The latest debate: Should cyclists be allowed to skip red lights?

Posted on 28th Sep, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

vt blog the latest debate: Should cyclists be allowed to skip red lights?

With recent changes on Paris’ roads allowing cyclists to jump a red light, we’re asking whether this new change really will make the city’s roads safer? The new scheme, designed to make roads safer, has gone down a success in Paris, but would we really want to try a similar scheme here in the UK? In today’s blog we’re looking at the good and the bad to find out whether cyclists should be allowed to skip red lights. 

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Better road safety: What can the UK learn from other European countries?

Posted on 21st Sep, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

VT blog better road safety: What can the UK learn from other European countries?

British roads have consistently been among the safest in Europe with the number of deaths per inhabitant halved since 2001. According to the RAC Foundation, the UK, along with Sweden, the Netherlands and Denmark, is one of the four safest EU countries for road users. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean us Brits have nothing to improve upon. While safe, the UK would clearly benefit from adopting some of the other policies and rules of the road used by our European counterparts.

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VT BrakeSafe: The latest product from Vision Techniques

Posted on 14th Sep, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

vt blog VT BrakeSafe: The latest product from Vision Techniques

There’s a lot to think about when driving a HGV. Not only have you got to worry about all the usual rules of the road, often when tired and at busy, stressful times of the day; you also need to deal with all the extra challenges that come with operating a HGV. Keen to make your job easier for you and enhance road safety, we’ve designed a brand new product, VT BrakeSafe, which looks after just one of thing that might be worrying you…

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Official Launch of VT BrakeSafe at RWM

Posted on 9th Sep, 2015 by Dominic Benabda

Vision Techniques are officially launching their failsafe handbraking system at RWM this year which automatically applies the brake if a driver forgets when leaving the vehicle.

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Exchanging Places project set to raise awareness of cyclist safety

Posted on 7th Sep, 2015 by Jonathan Peach

vt blog exchanging Places project set to raise awareness of cyclist safety

In last week’s blog we talked all about London’s new safer lorry scheme. While we touched on the safety standards for lorry’s driving through the city, we didn’t mention the exciting new road awareness project that’s now up and running – Exchanging Places.

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Vision Techniques Demo 360° ‘Virtual Cycling’ at RWM

Posted on 2nd Sep, 2015 by Michael Cain

Vehicle safety experts Vision Techniques will be bringing a real-life cycling and driving experience to visitors at RWM using 360° virtual reality headsets.
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