Service Stations (Consultation)

Service Stations (Consultation)

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Chris Mole): I am publishing today a consultation document seeking views on revisions to Department for Transport (DFT) circular 01/2008 on Service Areas and Other Roadside Facilities on Motorways and All-Purpose Trunk Roads in England. This circular sets out the Department’s policy on the provision, standards and signing of roadside facilities on the strategic road network (SRN), including motorway service areas (MSAs), motorway […]

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Paul Clark): I am pleased to announce the targets for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for 2010-11. These are; 1. Maintain the quality of maritime emergency co-ordination and response by the Coastguard. 2a. Helicopters tasked to respond to incidents will be airborne within 15 minutes during daylight hours and 45 minutes at night in at least 98 per cent. of cases. 2b. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is the recession helping to improve transport safety?

    Figures published by the International Transport Forum towards the end of July (http://www.internationaltransportforum.org/Press/PDFs/2009-07-22IRTAD.pdf) drew two conclusions from the OECD countries. First road deaths in 2008 showed a large reduction compared to 2007, as already shown in Great Britain’s figures published in June. Secondly, the economic recession could have played a part in this fall.         It is interesting to consider the extent that the recession […]