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 […]

EDM 1246 DEATHS OF MOTORCYCLISTS

EDM 1246 DEATHS OF MOTORCYCLISTS

Sheerman, Barry That this House is saddened and distressed by the 53,697 deaths of motorcyclists since 1950 on British roads; notes that since a high point of 1,743 deaths in 1960 a level was reached in 2008 of 493 deaths; further commends all those, including motorcyclists and motorcyclists’ organisations, that have contributed to this reduction; further notes that all too often motorcycle accidents are caused as a direct result of […]

EDM 1130 – RETRO-REFLECTIVE MARKINGS AND HEAVY GOODS VEHICLES

EDM 1130 – RETRO-REFLECTIVE MARKINGS AND HEAVY GOODS VEHICLES

John Leech MP That this House notes that the rate of fatal accidents involving heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) remains disproportionately high, causing 75 per cent. of all road fatalities despite accounting for only 5.6 per cent. of UK road traffic; recognises that retro-reflective markings along the side and rear of HGVs have been proved to be an effective means of reducing accidents, improving safety for hauliers and all other road […]

EDM 1009 – CYCLING AND THE VOTE BIKE MANIFESTO CAMPAIGN

EDM 1009 – CYCLING AND THE VOTE BIKE MANIFESTO CAMPAIGN

Gywn Prosser That this House notes the benefits of cycling to health and to communities, streets and the environment; welcomes the substantial recent increases in cycle use in London and other parts of Britain including several of the Cycle Towns; and supports the aims of the Vote Bike manifesto to make cycling mainstream by strengthening the political and resource commitments made to cycling by Government departments, local authorities, health and […]

EDM 1002 – MOTORCYCLE TESTING

EDM 1002 – MOTORCYCLE TESTING

Anne Main That this House notes that, following the introduction of a new motorcycle test on 27 April 2009, Driving Standards Agency figures show that 50,000 fewer people took the motorcycle test in the period to 31 January 2010 than in the same period in 2008; further notes that 45 learners crashed attempting the new test during its first nine weeks, resulting in 12 hospitalisations; further notes that the majority […]