EDM 266 NORTH REVIEW AND THE DRINK DRIVE LIMIT

EDM 266 NORTH REVIEW AND THE DRINK DRIVE LIMIT

Leech, John That this House recognises the number of people killed and seriously injured as a result of collisions involving drivers over the legal Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit; notes the publication of Sir Peter North’s Review of Drink and Drug Driving; further notes that with a BAC limit of between 50mg/100ml and the current 80mg/100ml limit a driver has a six times greater risk of road death than a […]

EDM 208 MOTORCYCLING IN THE UK

EDM 208 MOTORCYCLING IN THE UK

Wilson, Sammy That this House notes the positive impact that motorcycling can have both as an alternative to the private car and as a way of reducing congestion in towns and cities; is concerned that these benefits and the views of motorcyclists are often overlooked in the development of transport policy; and calls on the Government to give greater attention to these issues during the course of this Parliament. Download […]

EDM 184 GRADUATED DRIVER LICENSING

EDM 184 GRADUATED DRIVER LICENSING

Williams, Roger That this House recognises that the number of road traffic accidents involving young people has increased over recent years; notes that the introduction of graduated driver licences in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the USA and some European countries has reduced the number of deaths and injuries associated with young drivers; acknowledges that the introduction of these schemes has proved popular with many young drivers in other countries by […]

EDM 157 TRIAL OF SINGLE/DOUBLE SUMMER TIME

EDM 157 TRIAL OF SINGLE/DOUBLE SUMMER TIME

Sanders, Adrian That this House notes the significant financial, environmental, public health and quality of life benefits that could accrue by advancing the clocks to GMT+1 in winter and GMT+2 in summer; further notes in particular the increased trade in the tourism, hospitality and retail sectors estimated at over £3 billion and 80,000 new jobs, the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from reduced heat and light by aligning the clocks […]

EDM 3 NETWORK RAIL AND MAINTENANCE SAFETY

EDM 3 NETWORK RAIL AND MAINTENANCE SAFETY

John Leech That this House asserts that there can be no compromise to safety in maintenance of the railways, including the adequate inspection and repair of track, signals, overhead lines and other rail infrastructure; notes Network Rail’s commitment to ensure safety in its programme of works; and calls on Network Rail to ensure that any changes to maintenance schedules to ensure efficiency in delivering necessary improvements do not compromise safety […]