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Letters to the editor
Malcolm Heymer, Traffic management adviser, Alliance of British Drivers, Dereham, Norfolk NR20
It is no surprise that Rod King (Letters LTT 24 Jan) tried to refute many of the points I raised in my Viewpoint article on 20mph speed limits. I... continue
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Letters to the editor
James C. Walker, National Motorists Association (www.motorists.org), Ann Arbor, Michigan USA
Rod King of campaign group 20’s Plenty for Us applauds the DfT for abandoning the use of 85th percentile speeds for speed limit setting in... continue
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Main editorial comment
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When asked to think of influential organisations in the transport debate the Advertising Standards Authority wouldn’t be at the front of most... continue
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Secondary stories
Streets around some Edinburgh schools could be closed to vehicles at the start and end of the school day, the council has announced. Streets would be... continue
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Regular news
A professor has halved his estimate for the number of killed and serious injuries prevented by speed cameras after using a new  method to... continue
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Regular news
Reducing almost every 30mph speed limit in Britain to 20mph should be the top priority for local authorities if they want to improve their... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
Dorset County Council is to scrap a pioneering ‘psychological’ traffic calming scheme that involved removing centre line markings from a... continue
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Letters to the editor
Chris Oldham, Shrewsbury SY4
John Dales’ column in the last issue ended by suggesting that driving licences should be valid for a maximum of ten years only. Even... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs, Alliance of British Drivers, Tamworth B77
I’d like to respond briefly to several items in the 10 January issue, starting with John Dales who urgently needs to inject some objectivity... continue
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Letters to the editor
Rod King, Founder & campaign director, 20’s Plenty for Us, Lymm, Cheshire WA13
I was delighted to see Malcolm Heymer’s Viewpoint in the 10 Jan issue of LTT bringing attention to the debate for 20mph becoming the default... continue
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In brief
The number of people killed on Northern Ireland’s roads increased from 48 in 2012 to 56 last year, according to provisional figures prepared by... continue
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Regular news
The DfT has postponed plans for a discussion paper on ways to reduce the number of accidents involving young drivers.  The Department had... continue
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Regular news
The Association of Chief Police Officers has explained the legal basis for speed awareness courses, which the police can offer speeding motorists as... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT has circulated new guidance that encourages local authorities not to remove kerbs as part of shared space schemes.  The guidance has... continue
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News extra
John W E Helm
Hidden behind the headline grabbing figures on road traffic growth, accident casualties and public transport use in the latest DfT Transport... continue
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People/people
In the Queen’s New Year’s honours list, London Underground capital programmes director David Waboso was awarded a CBE for services to... continue
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John Dales
John Dales
Last time out, my closing words were about the “huge privilege and great responsibility” that it is to be professionally involved in how... continue
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Letters to the editor
Richard Evans, London SW20
It’s interesting to compare and contrast two letters in the last issue – those from Anna Semlyen of 20’s Plenty for Us and Nigel... continue
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Viewpoint
Malcolm Heymer, Alliance of British Drivers
The campaign group 20’s Plenty for Us issued a press release last month to mark the publication of a briefing note by the Local Government... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
Infrastructure investment is recognised in the New Year's Honours list, with senior figures at Infrastructure UK, an infrastructure investment firm... continue
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