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Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs, Alliance of British Drivers, Tamworth, Staffs B77
The response of Malcolm Bulpitt (LTT 07 Feb) to my letter of 24 Jan leaves me wondering if he read it properly or understood it.  There’s... continue
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Francis King, Transport consultant, Bath BA2
I would like to comment on the expressed opinions of Mr Walker and Mr Heymer about setting speed limits (Letters LTT 07 Feb). Both gentlemen believe... continue
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Andrew Forster
The advertising Standards Authority has ordered an independent review of its decision to ban an advert showing a cyclist riding without a helmet and,... continue
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The first ‘Trixi’ mirrors have been fitted to key road junctions in Greater Manchester. The large convex mirrors, already used in London,... continue
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Regular news
The DFt has contested London mayor Boris Johnson’s claim that ministers are trying to block  new European laws to make the design of lorry... continue
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Plans to ban goods vehicles from London’s roads if they aren’t equipped with safety equipment to protect cyclists and pedestrians are... continue
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Regular news
Drivers in Bristol will be among the first in the country to be offered a speed awareness course for exceeding 20mph limits, under plans being drawn... continue
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Brighton & Hove City Council’s Green administration has transformed a roundabout in the city, which was a notorious danger spot for... continue
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Regular news
Transport Scotland is pressing ahead with plans to install average speed cameras on  136 miles of the A9 between Dunblane and Inverness, despite... continue
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Andrew Forster
Local authorities and motoring groups have criticised the Highways Agency’s plan to impose a 60mph speed limit on a 32-mile stretch of the M1... continue
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Councillors in Peterborough have recommended that the council pilots 20mph speed limits in all villages before deciding whether  to implement... continue
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Letters to the editor
Malcolm Bulpitt, Loose, Maidstone, Kent ME15
Having read Paul Biggs’ letter (LTT 24 Jan) I cannot help but wonder if the Alliance of British Drivers should change its name to the Alliance... continue
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Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hants GU32
Professor Richard Allsop’s new 22% estimate for killed and serious injury reductions due to speed cameras, lower than his 2010 figure of 43%... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drivers’ Union, Sutton-on-Sea, Lincolnshire
As an ex-traffic officer and class 1 police advanced driver, it does worry me when people such as Rod King of 20’s Plenty for Us and academics... continue
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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
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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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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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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