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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Road safety’s critical role in social progress

October 01, 2022

Vulnerable road users account for 54% of global road traffic deaths. 500 children die every day, and older women are 17 times more likely to be killed.... Read more

Corporate e-bikes – an accident waiting to happen?

August 08, 2022

A growing number of electric bikes are being used for business travel in Asia. Ensure your employees understand the risks and have access to training. ... Read more

How is the safety of a vehicle assessed?

May 12, 2022

We explain how vehicles are assessed for their safety and what formal programmes exist for this. We also explain the most popular safety rating measures. ... Read more

The growing risk from infotainment distraction

April 11, 2022

Drivers using in-vehicle infotainment may take their eyes off the road for a sustained period of time and may also become distracted by interacting with it... Read more

How to prevent driver fatigue

March 07, 2022

European Transport Safety Council complained that over more than 30 years multiple initiatives to regulate drivers’ hours and fatigue had failed.  ... Read more

The impact of COP26: the role of driving behaviour in fighting climate change

February 22, 2022

From COP26 came a declaration for business fleet owners and operators to work towards 100% of car and van fleets being zero-emission vehicles by 2030. ... Read more

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

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