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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drivers’ Union/Drive East Midlands, Sutton-on-Sea, Lincolnshire
It is a pity that the left-wing ideologically anti-driver brigade need to be personal in their rhetoric about experts who don’t happen to agree... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Road accident fatalities in Scotland fell to 170 in 2012, 15 fewer than in 2011 and the lowest number since records began, according to provisional... continue
Categories: Road safety, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Speed camera critics say the RAC Foundation’s new guidance on analysing speed camera data  grossly exaggerates the effect of cameras on... continue
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People/people
Rod King, the founder and campaign director of 20mph speed limit group 20’s Plenty for Us, has been awarded an MBE for services to road safety... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Transport Scotland is to change the way it reports road casualty data at speed camera sites after an independent review highlighted major errors with... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
THE CONTENTIOUS issue of speed cameras, and their effectiveness, flared up once again in the media last week after the publication of a report by the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Manchester City Council is to use £500,000 of its public health budget to fund the implementation of 20mph speed limits on residential streets.... continue
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Regular news
Transport for London has modified its plans to build cycle lanes round the back of bus stops – dubbed ‘cycle bus stop bypasses’... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government is pressing ahead with plans to make episodes of careless driving such as occupying the wrong lane on a... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
Restrictions on lorry movements, changes to the rules for enforcing Advanced Stop Lines for cyclists at junctions, and speed awareness courses for... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
PACTS, the Parliamentary Advisory Committee for Transport Safety, has a long record of careful evidence-based policy campaigning. Its recommendations... continue
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Regular news
Careless drivers who put other road users at risk face on-the-spot penalties under new measures announced by road safety minister Stephen... continue
Categories: Road safety, England
Local Transport Today
In brief
Two of the country’s biggest driving schools, AA Driving School and BSM, are to roll-out a cycle awareness module to all their instructors. AA... continue
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Viewpoint
Andy Ward, Royal HaskoningDHV
The Love London, Go Dutch campaign was launched by the London Cycling Campaign in February 2012, and in the weeks before the May 2012 election all... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Pedestrians are at fault for the majority of road traffic accidents they are involved in, according to accident reports compiled by the police. Road... continue
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Regular news
A Scottish judge has provoked cyclists’ anger after concluding that a cyclist’s failure to wear a helmet contributed to her death in a... continue
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Regular news
Transport for London has published guidance to help organisations build road safety  into procurement processes for goods deliveries. TfL... continue
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Regular news
Transport for London and TRL are trialling a range of cycle safety features on the test track at TRL’s Berkshire headquarters. Volunteers are... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Leon Mannings, Transport policy advisor, Motorcycle Action Group (UK), London SW16
As a former news and features writer for LTT, and now as a member of the mayor of London’s Roads Task Force and Transport for London’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Matt Lovering, London, E14
I noted with wry amusement the admission from Andrew Gilligan in your current edition (‘London’s cycling commissioner admits TfL... continue
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