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Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Prime minister David Cameron and French president Nicolas Sarkozy aren’t best of buddies right now but it’s not just on resolving the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drivers’ Protest Union, Sutton-on Sea, Lincs
I really must respond to some of the comments made by readers in response to Paul Biggs’ original letter (ibid). Terms such as “blinkered... continue
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Regular news
President Obama’s vision of a nation criss-crossed with high-speed rail lines disintegrated long ago. But one part of his grand plan is still... continue
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Regular news
The number of fixed site speed cameras in Wales looks likely to dramatically fall as existing wet film cameras become obsolete.   The... continue
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Regular news
Speed cameras in Newcastle have been made operational  for the first time in years, after councillors reacted angrily to discovering they were... continue
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Feature
In an era of austerity, partnerships between different public sector organisations that involve pooling resources and staff to maximise impact have... continue
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Regular news
Rik Thomas
The Home Office has approved a new average speed camera system designed to reduce the cost of camera enforcement. The SPECS3 POD (Portable Outstation... continue
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Regular news
Philip Hammond predicted that only 5% of people would oppose raising the limit to 80mph – but judging by the reaction to his plan, many of... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council looks set to become the first local authority to use average speed cameras to enforce a 20mph speed limit for road... continue
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In brief
The number of people killed or seriously injured in road accidents at sites covered by average speed cameras has dropped by an average of 73%,... continue
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Media monitor
The publication by the DfT in August of more data on the accident records in the vicinity of some of the UK’s speed camera sites led to some... continue
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Regular news
Local authorities on Merseyside are considering whether to commit to the long-term future of safety camera enforcement. David Foulkes,... continue
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In brief
The Government has no plans to introduce graduated fixed penalties for speeding, transport secretary Philip Hammond has told MPs. The power to vary... continue
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In brief
Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Constabulary are investigating a new funding model to keep the county’s six fixed site speed cameras... continue
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Secondary stories
Transport ministers this week over-ruled officials and instructed police forces in England to publish data about how many offences each fixed speed... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
Speed cameras are by no means the media hot topic that they were when LTT first began its Media Monitor column some eight years ago, but every now... continue
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In brief
The future of safety camera operations in Suffolk will be decided this summer. Suffolk County Council will withdraw from the safety camera... continue
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In brief
The legality of the new funding mechanism for speed camera operations in much of the country has been called into question by lobby group the... continue
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In brief
Speed camera enforcement in Warwickshire has been reduced because of funding cuts. The council’s budget for camera enforcement last year was... continue
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Sub story to feature
The first average speed cameras hit our streets more than a decade ago, when Nottingham City Council installed two pilot schemes on urban streets... continue
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