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The Scottish Government is to increase the speed limit for goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes on single carriageway sections of the A9 between Perth and... continue
Local Transport Today
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Brighton and Hove City Council has scaled back a planned roll-out of 20mph speed limits because a majority of the public opposed the lower limits in... continue
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Letters to the editor
Anna Semlyen, Chair of economic scrutiny committee, City of York Council, York YO1
Experts agree that 20mph is the right limit for most residential and urban roads. It improves public health. Yet, as authority after authority choose... continue
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Letters to the editor
Nigel Humphries, Alliance of British Drivers, Worcester
I cannot help thinking that Transport for London’s new junction design is likely to result in more left-turn collisions with cyclists rather... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Nottinghamshire County Council is to implement 20mph speed limits in four residential areas that straddle the boundary with Nottingham, to complement... continue
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In brief
The London Borough of Ealing is trialing a new lorry safety system that can detect cyclists and pedestrians 360 degrees around the vehicle while... continue
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In brief
Road signs and markings will have to be clear and possibly standardised across Europe to facilitate self-steering vehicles, according to industry... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Pedestrian campaign group Living Streets is calling for an extra three seconds of green man time on pedestrian crossings to allow the elderly to... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport for London is to install average speed cameras on four major roads in the capital.  The cameras will replace 35 spot speed cameras on... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Some measures implemented in to boost cycle safety in the capital may actually do little good, Boris Johnson believes. “It is easy to put in... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
The DfT’s head of statistics has endorsed a new method for measuring the effect of speed cameras on road casualties, which aims to isolate the... continue
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Andrew Forster
LONDON MAYOR Boris Johnson’s proposal to ban cyclists from wearing earphones appeared to hit a brick wall this week with the DfT  saying... continue
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Media monitor
Andrew Forster
Viewers of the BBC’s This Week late night political programme last week may have been extremely wary of getting on a bike the next morning.... continue
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Letters to the editor
In the current edition of LTT, Robert Davis asks whether a “who kills whom” indicator might be of value in road safety (‘If we want... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
PACTS, the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety, has appointed Amy Napthine as transport safety commission & working party... continue
Categories: Road safety, All of UK
Local Transport Today
John Dales
John Dales
Do you ever just sit, or stand, and watch people go by? If you don’t, you should. If you do, maybe you should do it some more. The life of a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Clearer, standardised road markings are needed if the safety benefits of self-steering cars are not to be lost, a report says today. Eurorap,... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Transport for London has unveiled a new design of junction to boost cycling safety. But the plans have been overshadowed by five cyclist fatalities... continue
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Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
Transport for London’s claims for speed camera effectiveness are just the most recent example of long-term flawed and selective analysis... continue
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Viewpoint
Robert Davies, Road Danger Reduction Forum
Last year the DfT ministers for cycling and road safety sparked outrage by suggesting that the Dutch had an inferior cycling safety record compared... continue
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