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 […]

The new European Motorcycle test

The new European Motorcycle test

In April 2009, a new testing regime for motorcyclists was introduced. The new test was based on European legislation, the Second EU Driving Licence Directive, originally adopted by EU Member States in 1991, and subsequently amended in 2000. Member States were required to transpose the Directive into national legislation and implement it fully by September 2008. The UK was unable to meet the deadline for implementation because of a failure […]

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 […]

Written Answers 22 to 26 March 2010

Written Answers 22 to 26 March 2010

Monday 22 March 2010 Aviation: Accidents Graham Stringer: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many incidents were recorded of objects falling from commercial aeroplanes over the UK in each of the last five years; and how many such objects have caused (a) personal injury and (b) damage to buildings. [323015] Paul Clark: The statistics requested are set out in the following table. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200910/cmhansrd/cm100322/text/100322w0016.htm#10032227000003 Railways: Safety Mr. […]