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Letters to the editor
Anna Semlyen, Campaign manager, 20’s Plenty for Us & Chair, economic and city development scrutiny committee, City of York Council, York YO1
Slower vehicle speeds are very popular. A 20mph limit offers safer streets, quality living and is key to raising physical activity. It also benefit... continue
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The DfT has launched a new website that will enable people across the UK to compare their local council’s road safety performance with other... continue
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In brief
PACTS, the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety, is setting up a transport safety commission. It will bring together MPs, peers and... continue
Categories: Road safety, All of UK
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The London Cycling Campaign has voiced concern about Transport for London’s plan to implement further ‘early start’ traffic signals... continue
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Letters to the editor
Eric Bridgstock, St Albans, Herts AL4
I have followed the recent debate about average speed cameras (ASC), stemming from claims for casualty reduction in a Vysionics SPECS advertisement,... continue
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Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
I well remember an elderly lady being interviewed on television about the efficacy of her patent medicine replying: “The advertisers speak very... continue
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Letters to the editor
Ian Belchamber, Poole, Dorset BH16
Speed is a measure of distance over time. As we are required to regularly change position we have to have speed. We can of course reduce it, and if... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Driver Union, Sutton-on-Sea, Lincolnshire
I feel I must respond to Geoff Collins of Vysionics in his letter in support of average speed cameras (ibid). I would immediately observe that Geoff... continue
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Malcolm Heymer, Traffic management adviser, Alliance of British Drivers, Dereham, Norfolk NR20
Geoff Collins is stretching the limits of credibility in his defence of Vysionics’ claims that SPECS average speed cameras reduce KSI (killed... continue
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You can always tell what transport bodies think about cycle helmet-wearing by studying the pictures in their cycling strategies. DfT documents... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
The headline ‘Slower economy puts the brakes on road deaths’ is certainly eye-catching, and full of issues that may not be immediately... continue
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Regular news
Since the financial crisis the number of people killed on Britain's roads has fallen by more than a third, according to a new report from... continue
Categories: Road safety, All of UK
Local Transport Today
John Dales
John Dales
THE CONTEXT for the following comments is set partly by some work I’m currently doing to explore further the extent to which the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Geoff Collins, Sales & marketing director, Vysionics ITS Ltd, Frimley, Surrey GU16
The use of average speed enforcement cameras is a contentious issue for some, but so too are the reported casualty reduction benefits delivered by... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A road safety guide for councillors has been produced by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, Road Safety GB, the Parliamentary... continue
Categories: Road safety, All of UK
Local Transport Today
In brief
The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham is reviewing the features in some of its earliest 20mph zones. The borough has seventeen 20mph zones... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government looks likely to scrap plans to raise the speed limit on some parts of England’s motorway network from 70 to 80mph. The idea was... continue
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Letters to the editor
Malcolm Heymer, Traffic management adviser, Alliance of British Drivers, Dereham, Norfolk NR20
So the DfT has finally let the cat out of the bag on the setting of local speed limits (‘Speed limit circular supports lower limits in town and... continue
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John Dales
John Dales
As you may or may not know, the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group is currently conducting an inquiry that is examining the barriers that are... continue
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Regular news
Transport professionals have backed the DfT’s plan to raise the speed limit for goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes on single carriageway roads in... continue
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