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Mobility Scooters

Mobility Scooters

Jeff Ennis (Barnsley, East and Mexborough) (Lab): I am grateful for the opportunity to raise the important matter of mobility scooters and pedestrian safety. Let me say from the outset that mobility scooters are great and that they enhance the quality of life of many of my elderly and disabled constituents. Indeed, my mother and mother-in-law, who are both in their 80s, have mobility scooters and benefit greatly from them. […]

January 2010

January 2010

Forthcoming Parliamentary Questions in the House of Lords • Use of hand-held mobile telephones by drivers – Viscount Tenby,  Thursday 14 January 2010 • Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport – Lord Adonis, Thursday 14 January 2010 • Making roads safer for cyclists – Viscount Falkland, Thursday 21 January • Speed cameras – Lord Trimble, Thursday 28 January • Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport – Lord Adonis, Thursday 4 February […]

Electric Personal Vehicles and Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles

Electric Personal Vehicles and Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Paul Clark): My right hon. and noble Friend the Secretary of State for Transport, Lord Adonis, has made the following ministerial statement: The Department for Transport is today publishing two 12-week consultations. One seeks views on the principle of changing the law to permit the use, on public roads and cycle tracks, of small electric personal vehicles (EPVs), which do not meet current […]

Dangerous Driving

Dangerous Driving

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (Claire Ward): The Government have been working throughout this Parliament to improve safety on Britain’s roads. In recent years we have enacted a number of measures designed to deal more effectively with those whose driving puts others at serious risk. We have: introduced the new offences of causing death by careless driving and causing death while driving unlicensed or uninsured, which have maximum […]

Fast Forward: Can technology help the vulnerable road user?

Fast Forward: Can technology help the vulnerable road user?

We all know that our vehicles have become more technologically sophisticated in recent years. Anti-lock braking systems are now fitted as standard on all new models of car. They have been followed by other initiatives such as Electronic Stability Control, Driver Assistance Systems and Intelligent Speed Adaptation. All of these have focused primarily on improving the safety of the vehicle occupant. Some of them have been extensively researched before fitment; […]