New figures from the Department for Transport (DfT) released today reveal that country roads are the deadliest, with an average of three people dying on country roads every day last year. In total, 1,040 people were killed and 9,051 seriously injured on country roads in 2014, with a third (348) of fatalities occurring on a bend.1 In spite of this, almost a quarter of road users surveyed admit to braking […]
The European Transport Safety Commission has released a briefing on the joint trade agreement currently being negotiated by the European Union and the United States known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its potential impacts on vehicle safety. The briefing is available here on the ETSC website.
Dangerous Driving Penalties [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] 3 pm Alok Sharma (Reading West) (Con): I beg to move, That this House has considered penalties for dangerous driving. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship for the first time in this Parliament, Mr Hollobone. On 13 February last year, the lives of two families living in my constituency were devastatingly changed forever as a result of a […]
The motion confirming the membership of the Transport Select Committee (TSC) is on today’s Order Paper in the House of Commons (Standing Order No.9(6)). The order reads as follows: TRANSPORT No debate after 7.00pm (Standing Order No. 9(6)) Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection That Robert Flello, Mary Glindon, Karl McCartney, Stewart Malcolm McDonald, Mark Menzies, Huw Merriman, Will Quince, Iain Stewart, Graham Stringer and Martin […]
During the first transport questions held during this Parliamentary session, topics discussed relevant to transport safety were as follows: Road Investment Strategy Stephen McPartland (Stevenage) (Con): What steps his Department is taking to deliver the road investment strategy. Stephen Metcalfe (South Basildon and East Thurrock) (Con): What steps his Department is taking to deliver the road investment strategy. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Andrew Jones): The road […]