A major conference on developing safer cars is taking place in London today.
Safer vehicles – including HGVs, buses, cars and motorcycles – are increasingly important in the push to reach road safety objectives in the UK, across Europe and globally.
A majority of motorists want tougher fines and penalties for using a mobile phone behind the wheel.
Fifty-two per cent of the 2,100 motorists surveyed felt the standard penalty of three penalty points and a fine of £100 for drivers caught using a handheld mobile phone at the wheel should be increased.
Germany says it wants only emission free cars to be registered in the country by 2030.
Mercedes Benz is showing a 310-mile range EV at Paris this autumn.