M5 Motorway Accident

M5 Motorway Accident

The Secretary of State for Transport (Justine Greening): With permission, Mr Speaker, I should like to make a statement to update the House on the serious collision that took place on the M5 motorway in Somerset on the evening of Friday 4 November. As the House will be aware, at approximately 20 minutes past 8 on Friday evening, a road traffic collision occurred on the M5 northbound in Somerset involving […]

Historic Vehicles (MOT Exemption)

Historic Vehicles (MOT Exemption)

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Mike Penning): The Department for Transport has today published a consultation on a proposal to exempt vehicles of historic interest (vehicles manufactured prior to 1 January 1960) in Great Britain (GB) from the statutory MOT test, as allowed under article 4(2) of the EU Directive 2009/40/EC. The EU directive of the European Parliament and of the Council, Chapter II, Exceptions, Article 4 states: […]

Traffic Signs Review

Traffic Signs Review

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker): Great Britain has one of the safest road networks in the world and the quality and clarity of our traffic signs make a significant contribution to this. The Department for Transport has now completed the most significant review of traffic signs for over 40 years to ensure that this traffic sign system continues to meet the needs of road users now and […]

High-volume Semi-trailers

High-volume Semi-trailers

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Mike Penning): Further to my statement of 30 March 2011,Official Report, column 23WS, the Department for Transport has today published its response to the consultation on a proposal to allow a 2.05 metre increase in the length of semi-trailers and a maximum overall length for articulated heavy goods vehicles of 18.75 metres. The research underlying the consultation proposal suggests that high volume semi-trailers have […]

Review of Investigation/Closure Procedures for Motorway Incidents

Review of Investigation/Closure Procedures for Motorway Incidents

  Review of Investigation/Closure Procedures for Motorway Incidents Thursday 19th May 2011 The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Mike Penning): Today, I am publishing the preliminary report on investigation and closure procedures for motorway incidents. The joint review carried out by my Department, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), the Highways Agency (HA), and the Home Office, looked at what needs to be done to reduce the duration of […]