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Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
I recently drove on a congested motorway operating with a variable speed limit. The system was a nightmare – nothing but a distraction from the... continue
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A scheme designed to increase the number of children cycling to school in Dulwich, south-east London, is seeking more than £2m funding from... continue
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The Highway Code’s advice that cyclists should wear a helmet and reflective clothing is having a detrimental impact on the aim of normalising... continue
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20mph speed limit campaigners want the DfT to give councils flexibility in whether repeater signs are installed on 20 or 30mph speed limit... continue
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Campaigners for 20mph speed limits are urging councils to implement 20mph speed limits without public consultation.  A new briefing paper by... continue
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One of the key pieces of evidence that signed-only 20mph limits lead to increased levels of walking and cycling is fundamentally flawed, according to... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs, Alliance of British Drivers, Tamworth, Staffs B77
The response of Malcolm Bulpitt (LTT 07 Feb) to my letter of 24 Jan leaves me wondering if he read it properly or understood it.  There’s... continue
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Francis King, Transport consultant, Bath BA2
I would like to comment on the expressed opinions of Mr Walker and Mr Heymer about setting speed limits (Letters LTT 07 Feb). Both gentlemen believe... continue
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Andrew Forster
The advertising Standards Authority has ordered an independent review of its decision to ban an advert showing a cyclist riding without a helmet and,... continue
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The first ‘Trixi’ mirrors have been fitted to key road junctions in Greater Manchester. The large convex mirrors, already used in London,... continue
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The DFt has contested London mayor Boris Johnson’s claim that ministers are trying to block  new European laws to make the design of lorry... continue
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Plans to ban goods vehicles from London’s roads if they aren’t equipped with safety equipment to protect cyclists and pedestrians are... continue
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Drivers in Bristol will be among the first in the country to be offered a speed awareness course for exceeding 20mph limits, under plans being drawn... continue
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Brighton & Hove City Council’s Green administration has transformed a roundabout in the city, which was a notorious danger spot for... continue
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Transport Scotland is pressing ahead with plans to install average speed cameras on  136 miles of the A9 between Dunblane and Inverness, despite... continue
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Andrew Forster
Local authorities and motoring groups have criticised the Highways Agency’s plan to impose a 60mph speed limit on a 32-mile stretch of the M1... continue
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Councillors in Peterborough have recommended that the council pilots 20mph speed limits in all villages before deciding whether  to implement... continue
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Letters to the editor
Malcolm Bulpitt, Loose, Maidstone, Kent ME15
Having read Paul Biggs’ letter (LTT 24 Jan) I cannot help but wonder if the Alliance of British Drivers should change its name to the Alliance... continue
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Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hants GU32
Professor Richard Allsop’s new 22% estimate for killed and serious injury reductions due to speed cameras, lower than his 2010 figure of 43%... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drivers’ Union, Sutton-on-Sea, Lincolnshire
As an ex-traffic officer and class 1 police advanced driver, it does worry me when people such as Rod King of 20’s Plenty for Us and academics... continue
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