Retain CCTV option say safety groups and LGA

SIR – Banning CCTV cameras cars will make it impossible for councils to tackle dangerous parking outside schools, stop drivers blocking bus lanes and essential loading bays for businesses and delivery firms, protect disabled pedestrians against reckless motorists parking on pavements and improve safety on dangerous roads or junctions. CCTV parking enforcement accounts for just 2 per cent of total council parking income so it will also fail to drastically […]

One third of a million people may be killed or injured on GB roads 2011-2030, says report for PACTS

Press Notice: Issued Friday 21 March. Embargoed to 00:01 Monday 24th March 2014 Parliamentary group calls on Government to prevent one third of a million people being killed or seriously injured on British roads by 2030. A third of a million people will be killed or seriously injured on the roads in Great Britain over the two decades ending 2030 unless the government acts, according to a report1 commissioned by […]

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 […]