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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
William Barter,Towcester,Northants NN2
It strikes me that, whilst the quality of the debate on road safety and speed cameras in your pages has improved dramatically in the last couple of... continue
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Secondary stories
Cycling campaign group the CTC has criticised West Mercia police and Telford magistrates for prosecuting a cyclists for obstructing the highway, even... continue
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Regular news
A slightly unusual traffic crime story featured in The Daily Mail on 10 November, when it was reported that a 12-year old boy had been given six... continue
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Media monitor
On 7 October virtually all the national daily newspapers featured the verdict of a coroner's inquest into the death of a pedestrian run over by a car... continue
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Regular news
Most road traffic accidents that lead to pedestrians being injured are caused partly because the pedestrians didn't look properly, according to... continue
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Media monitor
An editorial piece in The Sunday Telegraph on 22 August called for the establishment of a 'highway patrol' service separate from the main police... continue
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Regular news
The number of penalty charge notices (PCNs) issued for bus lane offences recorded by on-bus cameras has slumped in the past five years as motorists... continue
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Monitor
Although the Tories were silent on the clauses of the serious organised crime and police Bill that will enable the police to retain revenue obtained... continue
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Monitor
Ministers have rejected calls for a more widespread hypothecation of fines for traffic offences to the police during the standing committee debate on... continue
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Media monitor
On 18 January The Daily Express ran a story on a theme that is close to its heart: the comparatively light sentences given to motorists who kill... continue
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Regular news
'Privatising' the policing of the railways by scrapping the British Transport Police and allowing companies to buy services from strategic police... continue
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In brief
Proposals to toughen up the laws on bad driving have been published by the Home Office. The consultation suggests a new offence of causing death by... continue
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Regular news
Transport for London and the London boroughs are to roll out the decriminalised enforcement of moving traffic offences such as yellow box junction... continue
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In brief
The Northern Ireland Office has published a consultation on plans to decriminalise parking infringements. The move follows the decision of the Police... continue
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Viewpoint
By Edmund King
"They work in the US and there is no reason they can't work here." A bold statement from transport secretary Alistair Darling last month... continue
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In brief
The increased use of speed cameras in Scotland has led to a sudden jump in convictions for speeding offences, new statistics from the Scottish... continue
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Media monitor
Stories about speed limits and speed cameras dominated the papers' coverage of transport issues in the middle weeks of April. The first salvo came on... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
Accurately capturing the license plate number of a vehicle entering a charging zone achieves nothing, of course, if the owner of that vehicle cannot... continue
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Regular news
The equivalent of one in every two vehicles in England and Wales was involved in a motoring offence in 2003, new Home Office figures have... continue
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Regular news
The number of prosecutions brought against cyclists in England for offences such as reckless riding, riding on footways and inadequate lighting has... continue
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