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 […]

21st Westminster Lecture

The 21st Westminster Lecture, Road casualties and public health: the open sewers of the 21st Century, was delivered by Danny Dorling, Professor of Human Geography, University of Sheffield, on 23rd November 2010 at Church House, Westminster. http://www.etsc.eu/documents/21%20Westminster%20Lecture_Programme.pdf Powerpoint presentation http://sheffield.ac.uk/geography/staff/dorling_danny/lectures

Three Strikes to Embrace Life

  Last month has seen two adverts highlighting the importance of wearing a seat belt. The Department for Transport re-released a THINK campaign on the fatal consequences of not wearing a seat belt and the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) has created ‘Embrace Life’.  Both take different approaches – it’s interesting to compare them. Since its launch, ‘Embrace Life’ has been seen in 101 counties. The film was directed by Daniel […]

Is the recession helping to improve transport safety?

    Figures published by the International Transport Forum towards the end of July (http://www.internationaltransportforum.org/Press/PDFs/2009-07-22IRTAD.pdf) drew two conclusions from the OECD countries. First road deaths in 2008 showed a large reduction compared to 2007, as already shown in Great Britain’s figures published in June. Secondly, the economic recession could have played a part in this fall.         It is interesting to consider the extent that the recession […]