Posted on 20th Jul, 2015 by Jonathan Peach
Cyclist injuries and fatalities on Britain’s roads are a real problem. In fact, the UK has the highest number of incidents involving cyclists and another vehicle than any other country in Europe, with numbers continuing to grow.
Posted on 13th Jul, 2015 by Jonathan Peach
Light Good Vehicles are highly prominent on Britain’s roads – from motorways right through to urban areas. In fact, the number of vans in Britain has been rising 2.5 times more quickly than cars in recent years and now account for about one in 10 of the country’s vehicles.
Posted on 29th Jun, 2015 by Jonathan Peach
With the increasing number of cyclists using roads across the UK, there is a growing challenge to ensure their safety in conjunction with other road users. In recent years there have been a number of high profile incidents involving both cyclists and larger vehicles that have resulted in a cyclist fatality.
Posted on 25th Jun, 2015 by Jonathan Peach
With cyclist safety still being high on the Vision Techniques agenda, we thought we’d take a closer look at HGV cycle safety technology and how it can decrease the number of accidents on the road.
Posted on 16th Jun, 2015 by Dominic Benabda
Cyclist detection for larger vehicles like LGV and HGV’s is becoming a priority for vehicles driving within busy city centres, specifically London. Many vehicles follow safety operators schemes like FORS and CLOCS to improve their vehicle safety and lower the risk of cyclist accidents, however the current technology in place to detect cyclists has been described as flawed and outdated. Continue reading
Posted on 26th Jan, 2015 by Dominic Benabda
To celebrate 25 years of delivering innovative safety systems we’re giving away our cyclist awareness system, TurnAlarm with our DVR recording systems.
The VT TurnAlarm system is a high visibility audio and visual warning device that will alert of imminent danger, protecting vulnerable road users.
Posted on 14th Jan, 2015 by Jonathan Peach
Not a month goes by without serious cyclist fatalities on Britain’s roads. Each year, around 19,000 cyclists are killed or injured as a result of road accidents. We’re taking measures here at Vision Techniques to reduce these accidents on the roads, through clever technology implemented into vehicles. Cyclists can help themselves too by taking simple measures and following road safety advice, which can help save lives.
Posted on 23rd Dec, 2014 by Jonathan Peach
Collisions between cyclists and lorries are all too frequent on Britain’s roads, contributing to more than their fair share of accident statistics. Serious injury and even fatalities are not uncommon, which is why Barclays have created a Cycle Safety Action plan to help cyclists stay safe on the roads.
Posted on 10th Dec, 2014 by Jonathan Peach
HGVs and lorries are currently involved in more than their fair share of accidents. Large vehicles are tricky to manoeuvre and even experienced drivers have difficulty maintaining a broad field of awareness at all times. In 2013, lorries were involved in 9 out of 14 incidents leading to cyclist fatalities according to Citizen Space.
Posted on 4th Dec, 2014 by Jonathan Peach
Injuries resulting from incidents between cyclists and vehicles on Britain’s roads continue to rise. While there’s been a fall in fatalities (which could just be the result of the UK’s ever improving healthcare system and hospitals), there have been increases in serious injuries. In 2013, serious injuries were 31% higher than the average over 2005 – 2009, despite actions to try and raise the awareness of safety on today’s roads.