Motorcycle Test Review

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 […]

Roads: Road Safety

Question 3 pm Asked by Lord Colwyn To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve road safety in the United Kingdom. Earl Attlee: My Lords, we are taking forward the measures set out in the Strategic Framework for Road Safety. Parliament has approved a new drug-driving offence and we will consult on the relevant limits shortly. We intend to publish a Green Paper on young drivers later this year. […]

Motoring Offences (Fixed Penalty Levels)

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Stephen Hammond): In June 2012 the Government consulted on increasing the fixed penalty levels for most motoring offences and making careless driving a fixed penalty offence. The Government have today published their response to this consultation. The changes will give the police the power to issue fixed penalty notices for careless driving and allow them greater flexibility when dealing with less serious careless driving […]

A120 (Colchester)

4.15 pm   Mr Bernard Jenkin (Harwich and North Essex) (Con): I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to debate this issue and thank the Under-Secretary of State for Transport, my hon. Friend the Member for Lewes (Norman Baker), for being present to reply. The A120 is a major economic artery in north Essex. Its route follows the old Roman road of Stane street from Standon in Hertfordshire, through Colchester […]

Government response to Transport Committee report on road safety

The Transport Committee has published the Government’s response to its recent report into road safety. Launching the special report, Louise Ellman, Chair of the Transport Select Committee said, “The DfT has wasted an opportunity to demonstrate focus and leadership on road safety. Generalised talk about everyone playing their part to bring road casualties down should not be allowed to hide central government’s responsibilities to keep local authorities, the police, other […]