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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Alan Young, Senior technical director, WSP UK Birmingham B5
I read with interest the article in this week’s LTT by Andrew Forster on road safety and the interpretation of data before and after the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Richard Allsop, Centre for Transport Studies, University College London, London WC1E
In his feature about Dave Finney’s analyses of data concerning the effects of speed cameras in the Thames Valley, Andrew Forster correctly... continue
Local Transport Today
News
TRL has been commissioned by the Royal Oman Police to undertake a study covering all aspects of road safety within the Sultanate. Following a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
Ever since the first speed cameras were installed on Britain’s roads in the 1990s, a debate has raged about how effective they are in cutting... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lorry drivers will have to observe different speed limits on single carriageways in Scotland from the rest of Britain if the DfT goes ahead with... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT has promised “comprehensive” monitoring of road safety impacts if it goes ahead  and raises the speed limit for lorries on... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The story in our last issue, ‘New road safety comparator website’, gave the wrong name for consultant that the DfT has appointed to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new coalition has been formed to promote the introduction of more 20mph speed limits and encourage drivers to drive at 20mph in the vicinity of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Scottish Government is examining installing average speed cameras along a 138-mile stretch of the A9 trunk road from Dunblane to Inverness... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London should double the amount of spending on cycling and give boroughs ring-fenced funding for cycle projects, the London... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London is beginning work to improve conditions for cyclists and pedestrians at the first of 50 road junctions on the Barclays... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Guardian columnist and National Trust president Sir Simon Jenkins provoked a minor media storm when he used an article in Readers’ Digest... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Cycling safety became a hot topic in the media in early November after both Tour de France and Olympic gold medal winner Bradley Wiggins and his... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The professional institution for insurers is calling for research into whether speed awareness courses improve driver behaviour. The issue has been... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The economic downturn has dramatically cut the number of deaths on Britain's roads, according to new research by TRL. Since Britain went into... continue
Categories: Road safety, All of UK
Local Transport Today
In brief
The socioeconomic factors in road safety are explored in a new paper published by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. Social factors... continue
Categories: Road safety, All of UK
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has attributed the rise in road accident fatalities recorded in 2011 to a milder winter, which encouraged more people to drive. Road accident... continue
Categories: Road safety, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
ALLOWING longer lorries on Britain’s roads would not jeopardise road safety, according to an industry-commissioned report. Kimberly Clark,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Spending on road safety in London has more than halved in the last five years, according to figures supplied by the mayor’s office. Road... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A new DfT website will allow the public to compare the road safety performance of local authorities in England. The Kindred Agency is developing the... continue
Categories: Road safety, England
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