After years of falls, road deaths have stopped falling. In fact, in previous years they've rising fast enough for the Department for Transport to pre-releasing figures and ministers to start getting their defence in early. UK transport minister Robert Goodwill warned a parliamentary road safety conference last week to prepare for “bad news” ahead of Thursday’s announcement,... Continue Reading →
What happens if your speedo breaks?
Imagine. You're driving - or riding - along and suddenly your speedometer breaks. The dial in front of you suddenly reads zero and the needle's not moving. You have absolutely no idea what speed you're travelling at. One question... Can you still drive safely? The answer's rather obvious, isn't it? There are probably not too many... Continue Reading →
It’s the end
Well, apparently, that's it for speed cameras in Oxfordshire. Wouldn’t it be lovely if road safety was as simple as some people believe? Lots of nice ‘facts’. A clear, easy solution to save lives. Even better if we could enforce that solution automatically by machine. Pity it it’s not so simple. Driving a car is... Continue Reading →