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Local Transport Today
In brief
A taskforce that aims to crackdown on non-compliant HGV operators and drivers in London is to continue after issuing over 500 fines in the first six... continue
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Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
Anyone puzzled by North East Lincolnshire Council’s view that Safer Roads Humber’s activities are not cost-competitive with more basic... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A number of Scottish councils are struggling to make a business case for decriminalised parking enforcement powers following Police Scotland’s... continue
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Viewpoint
Back in January, I finished this column by expressing my concern that, in this country, from the moment we pass our driving test, we assume driving... continue
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Secondary stories
The Safer Roads Humber partnership has criticised one of its member councils, saying it is withdrawing funding in order to tackle dog... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in South East Scotland will meet at the end of this month to discuss the way forward for parking enforcement following Police... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Aberdeen City Council raised £750,000 from penalty charge notices issued for bus lane violations between last May, when the first cameras were... continue
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Regular news
Buses in Birmingham have a big image problem, according to focus group research for the city council. “A high number of participants, including... continue
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Letters to the editor
Adrian Hetherington, Ontario, Canada
Why does the Alliance of British Drivers (ABD) squeal so loudly when they have been caught out? I read Paul Biggs’ letter in LTT 24 Jan on the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT’s proposal to give motorists a 25% discount on their parking Penalty Charge Notice if they pay the charge promptly after losing an... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Metropolitan Police is to be given routine access to Transport for London’s network of 1,300 automatic numberplate recognition cameras,... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The Government’s plan to ban local authorities in England from using CCTV cameras to enforce on-street parking contraventions can’t be... continue
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Main editorial comment
  It’s difficult to know what to make of the Office of National Statistics’ findings on how commuting affects personal well-being.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Revenues from penalty charge notices (PCN) for parking and moving traffic offences should flow to the Treasury, rather than being kept by local... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Thousands of drivers a week are receiving penalty charge notices (PCNs) for ignoring an experimental ban on general traffic crossing a bridge in York... 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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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
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
No one had a bad word to say about Norman Baker when he was transport minister but perhaps people will see him in a different light after The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport minister Robert Goodwill has said the police should use discretion in enforcing the law against pavement cycling.  Goodwill has told... continue
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Regular news
Cycling is to be permitted in Rotherham town centre’s pedestrian zone under a proposed 12-month trial. The council says the town centre vehicle... continue
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