Road Safety

Road Safety

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Stephen Hammond): I am today launching two new websites: the road safety comparison site and the road safety observatory. The road safety comparison site will help the public and road safety professionals compare the road safety performance of local authorities. We also committed to part-funding the road safety observatory, which provides access to academic road safety research. In launching these two new sites […]

Transport Safety

Transport Safety

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Stephen Hammond): On 15 April 2011 a major fire below the M1 motorway caused significant disruption to the road network for several days. The safety of all who use our transport networks is paramount and the Department for Transport takes the potential risk of fire very seriously. Therefore, following the fire, the Department for Transport asked the Highways Agency and Network Rail to […]

Door to Door Strategy

Door to Door Strategy

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker): I am today publishing a door to door strategy that will help create growth and cut carbon by making it easier and more convenient for people to make their whole journey by sustainable transport—public transport supported by cycling and walking. By improving the whole journey, how each part connects and how to better integrate those parts, more people will be encouraged […]

Uninsured and Untraced Drivers' Agreements (Review)

Uninsured and Untraced Drivers' Agreements (Review)

  The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Stephen Hammond): The Department has today published a consultation paper on our review of the uninsured drivers’ agreement and untraced drivers’ agreements, which the Secretary of State for Transport is a party to with the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). These agreements provide a framework within which the MIB investigates claims and provides compensation to victims of accidents occurring in Great Britain and […]

Driving Test Language Support

Driving Test Language Support

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Stephen Hammond): The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) today launched a consultation on the language support available to candidates taking theory and practical driving tests. The consultation seeks views on whether foreign language voiceovers and interpreters should continue to be provided or whether the statutory driving tests should be conducted only in the national languages (English and, in Wales, English and Welsh). The reasons […]