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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The political controversy associated with graduated driver licences for young people is highlighted in a new report by the RAC Foundation. Some road... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Sean Corker, Manchester M41
I am surprised that Ms Mitchell has waited so long to produce statistics that she claims support her fraudster’s charter (presumed liability).... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Francis King, Bath BA2
The letter from Brenda Mitchell about presumed liability was interesting and self-evidently correct in parts (Letters LTT 27 Jun). For example, she... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
a council motion calling for signed-only 20mph speed limits across residential streets in Dundee was narrowly defeated this week. The motion... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
There is no evidence that switching off street lights at night in Norfolk has increased crime, according to the county council. Norfolk has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cycle campaigners want the courts in England and Wales to make more use of driving bans for drivers who cause danger but  show no evidence of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
A patchwork of arrangements for speed and red light camera enforcement is emerging  in the Avon and Somerset police force area, as councils... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Ministers may scrap plans for an outright ban on using CCTV cameras in on-street parking enforcement in England (LTT 4 Oct 13). Transport minister... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drivers’ Union, Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire
How ironic that in the very same issue that John Brown complains that the UK’s 35 million drivers and the 60 million that depend on them are... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Sean Corker, Manchester M41
As a cyclist of many years I have become increasingly disenchanted with the cycling lobby since it decided that the only way to further the cause of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Andrew Fraser, Stirling FK8
I imagine that I am not the only one of your readers who is concerned by the questionable arguments put forward by Brenda Mitchell of Cycle Law... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Police Scotland may enforce 20mph speed limits in Edinburgh under a new service level agreement struck with the city council. The council will pay... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Network Rail has introduced a ban on vehicles entering Edinburgh’s Waverley rail station with immediate effect. In recent months the station... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors have approved the principle of installing a bus shelter in a Scottish town against the wishes of the local community council and Police... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
An administrative muddle led to thousands of drivers receiving penalty charge notices (PCNs) for disobeying a traffic restriction in York city... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
On 25 March last year the Government announced, with a considerable fanfare, that it was to publish a green paper on improving the safety of and... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Robert Davis, Chair, Road Danger Reduction Forum, London NW10
The Oxford English Dictionary definition of “fanatic” refers to “excessive and mistaken enthusiasm”. I believe it is accurate... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Andrew Forster
It will not go down as the scoop of the century but the email exchanges between two York city councillors, in which they criticise media reporting of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Motoring organisation the Alliance of British Drivers has criticised cycling groups and the Green Party in Scotland for campaigning for a change in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The London Borough of Brent is to cut the number of illegally parked vehicles it removes to car pounds. Civil enforcement officers currently remove... continue
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