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Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
In brief
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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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Letters to the editor
Brian Dalton, Purley, Surrey CR8
I see the logic of Mark Treasure’s response in LTT about bus stop bypasses (Letters LTT 25 Jan). Sadly, traffic, transport and the public do... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London has called for major reforms to how the construction industry manages its goods deliveries in an effort to cut accidents between... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has endorsed the installation of 20mph speed limits on busy main streets in a new speed limit circular for local authorities in England. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Councillors in Reading are taking forward plans to allow residents to close streets to through traffic for short periods of time to allow children to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Increasing the speed limit for heavy goods vehicles on single carriageway roads from 40 to 50mph is “likely” to increase the severity and... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs, Transport Majority, Tamworth, Staffs B77
Andrew Fraser (ibid) seems to know very little about the fundamentals of safe driving or the dangers of so-called ‘Intelligent Speed... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Malcolm Heymer, Traffic management adviser, Alliance of British Drivers, Dereham, Norfolk NR20
There is much I agree with in Andrew Fraser’s letter (ibid) about the drawbacks of speed cameras, but then he spoils it by advocating the use... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
Speed cameras should indeed be scrapped as Andrew Fraser says (Letters LTT 11 Jan), but so should Intelligent (sic) Speed Adaptation, for many of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Mark Treasure, Cycling Embassy of Great Britain, Horsham, West Sussex RH13
Brian Dalton’s letter on the subject of Transport for London’s design for bus stop bypasses along Cycle Superhighway 2 to Stratford... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Construction materials supplier Cemex is to fit CCTV cameras to some of its lorries used in London in an effort to improve cycle safety. The cameras... continue
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