SMART policies for tackling drink driving Wednesday 14th October 2015, 14.00-17.00 Europe House 32 Smith Sq. London, SW1P 3EU ETSC and PACTS are holding a national conference on tackling drink-driving as part of the SMART (Sober Mobility Across Road Transport) project. The debate will address policy and practice on education, enforcement, penalties, rehabilitation, alcohol interlocks and other measures to discourage and prevent drink driving. Admission by invitation. For further details […]
9th September Level Crossings Karl McCartney (Lincoln): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Office of Rail and Road and (b) Network Rail on the delays to Brayford Wharf East Level Crossing in Lincoln. Claire Perry: The Secretary of State has held no recent discussions with the Office of Rail and Road and Network Rail on the delays to the […]
The European Transport Safety Commission has released a briefing on the joint trade agreement currently being negotiated by the European Union and the United States known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its potential impacts on vehicle safety. The briefing is available here on the ETSC website.
On Thursday (24 September) the government will release detailed casualty figures for 2014. These will show that last year in Great Britain 1,775 people died on the roads (a 4% increase on the year before). 22,807 more were seriously injured (a 5% annual increase). While today’s casualty figures are still significantly below those seen when the coalition government came to power, much of the reduction came in 2010, the general […]
Dangerous Driving Penalties [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] 3 pm Alok Sharma (Reading West) (Con): I beg to move, That this House has considered penalties for dangerous driving. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship for the first time in this Parliament, Mr Hollobone. On 13 February last year, the lives of two families living in my constituency were devastatingly changed forever as a result of a […]