Motorcycle Test

Motorcycle Test

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Mike Penning): I am announcing today a review of motorcycle tests in Great Britain. The new two-part motorcycle test that was introduced in April 2009 has clearly led to some concern among motorcycle groups, particularly about the safety of the off-road module 1 part of the test and about the difficulty of accessing the limited number of off-road test centres. The new test […]

Written Answers 7 to 11 June 2010

Written Answers 7 to 11 June 2010

Monday 7 June 2010 Driving Offences: Insurance Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department plans to take to reduce the number of people who drive without insurance; and how many vehicles were seized for being driven without insurance in the most recent year for which figures are available. [702] Mike Penning: We are working in collaboration with the insurance industry to implement continuous […]

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 11 RETRO-REFLECTIVE MARKINGS AND HEAVY GOODS VEHICLES

EDM 11 RETRO-REFLECTIVE MARKINGS AND HEAVY GOODS VEHICLES

Leech, John That this House notes that the rate of fatal accidents involving heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) remains high, causing 15 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 increasing HGVs visibility and reducing accidents and improving safety for hauliers and […]

Written Answers 2 to 4 June 2010

Written Answers 2 to 4 June 2010

Wednesday 2 June 2010 A1079: Accidents Mr Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were (a) killed and (b) injured in traffic accidents on the A1079 in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. [16] Mike Penning: The information requested is given in the following table: Casualties in reported personal injury road accidents A1079: 2004-08 http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm100602/text/100602w0001.htm#10060211000003 Thursday 3 June […]