Steve Smethurst

Steve Smethurst is a journalist who writes for a wide range of publications, including the IOSH magazine and Aviva's 'The Edit'. He is a regular contributor to the Brightmile Business Driver Safety Blog.

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10 road safety challenges facing low-income countries

January 21, 2022

People living in low-income countries have a 330% higher risk of dying in a road crash than those living in high-income countries. We list the challenges. ... Read more

How to avoid rear-end collisions

December 20, 2021

We review the common causes of rear-end collisions and the most common injuries. We then present what organisations and drivers can do to avoid them. ... Read more

Fleet Risk Management from an Insurer Perspective

November 08, 2021

We discussed Fleet Risk Management from a leading insurer's perspective. What role does technology play in fleet risk management and what change is coming?... Read more

The most dangerous roads in the world

October 18, 2021

Weather, geography and design all play a part, but some roads are just more hazardous than others. Here we list the most dangerous roads in the world.... Read more

Star ratings for roads: a matter of life and death

October 13, 2021

Improving driver behaviour makes a huge difference to safety, but what about when the roads themselves are a great risk? Infrastructure is a key factor.... Read more

Companies need to adopt a strategic approach to sickness absence in drivers

August 24, 2021

There are several illnesses that have a proven negative impact on driving – and fleet managers are urged to tackle what’s known as ‘sickness presenteeism’ ... Read more

Customer Spotlight - Interview with Nikolay Popov from SGS

August 10, 2021

Nikolay Popov from SGS provided an insightful Q&A on his approach to global Transportation Safety and the Brightmile project. ... Read more

Eyesight for driving: the essential guide

July 28, 2021

A simple eye test could save lives, spot underlying illness, reduce accidents and stop drivers from having their licences revoked.... Read more

Driver training – 6 things you need to think about

June 03, 2021

If you are a business leader thinking about driver training options for your organisation here are six things you need to consider when making a selection.... Read more

Covid – a year of driving dangerously

April 09, 2021

Covid's effect on road safety and driver behaviour has been assessed around the world. Unfortunately a reduction in traffic does not lead to fewer deaths. ... Read more

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