Vehicles must be well-maintained and roadworthy to remain safe on the roads. Use this page to access the latest initiatives to improve vehicle maintenance through tougher rules and vehicle monitoring.
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Bluetooth sensors constantly check car tire pressure
Salutica, Malaysia, 11/09/14
A Bluetooth sensor that continually monitors tyre pressure and send alerts to a smartphone or in-car receiver when tyres need topping up is launched.
Online Search Tool for Recalls Using Vehicle Identification Number
Department of Transportation, USA, 20/08/14
A free, online search tool to allow vehicle owners and renters to quickly check whether their vehicle is subject to a safety recall or notice is launched in the USA.
Partnership claims success with maintenance awareness campaign
Bedfordshire and Luton Casualty Reduction Partnership, UK, 23/07/14
Local partnership runs awareness campaign aimed at engaging the public with vehicle maintenance, including free vehicle checks and police enforcement activities.
Telematics pilot project in Dubai
Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai, 06/08/14
A pilot to install telematics in trucks in Dubai to monitor driver behaviour and vehicle condition, aiming eventually to do so across all trucks in the emirate, is launched.
Tougher vehicle testing rules to save lives
European Commission, 25/07/12
Tougher vehicle testing rules that could save 1,200 lives on the road per year are introduced by the European Commission.