The Department of Transport has today published the details of the 2012 road casualty statistics at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reported-road-casualties-great-britain-annual-report-2012 With the data showing the lowest number of deaths on record.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker): Further to my statement to the House of 23 January 2013 I am today confirming to local transport bodies (LTBs) the funding allocations for local major transport projects from 2015. These are set out below and reflect decisions taken by Ministers in DFT and the Treasury. The funding that the Government is allocating today is only one element of over £12 billion being […]
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker): I am pleased to announce today our plans to reform the bus subsidy system. We intend to implement a package of measures designed to improve services by making the subsidy provided to bus companies—bus service operators grant (BSOG)—more targeted and accountable. In 2012 there were 4.7 billion bus passenger boardings made in England and over 60% of all public transport trips were […]
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Stephen Hammond): Following research into the safety and feasibility of a single event on-road motorcycle test, I am today announcing the conclusion of the motorcycle test review. The test review was commissioned to consider alternative ways of providing a single event practical motorcycle test that can be carried out on the road in a way that would maintain riding standards, protect safety and increase […]
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Stephen Hammond): The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) today launched a consultation on a reform of the regulatory framework for approved driving instructors (ADIs). The consultation seeks views on improving the way that people qualify to become driving instructors, including replacing the existing DSA qualifying tests with a new vocational qualification delivered by approved training centres and assessed by an external awarding organisation. The new […]