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Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
In our 06 July issue we reported safety concerns of the police, fire service and local authorities in South Yorkshire over the Highways... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Road safety campaigners in Scotland have welcomed a reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured at safety camera sites following... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Researchers have advised against installing farside pedestrian signals at Puffin crossings, despite their work showing such signals are popular with... continue
Local Transport Today
John Dales
In the last issue of this august periodical Tim Morton wrote in his Viewpoint column (I paraphrase): “As transport planners we do a good job,... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
As shadow transport minister John Woodcock pointed out when the new road casualty statistics were published (ibid), the Government’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
In your last edition you quote Robert Gifford, executive director of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS), noting that... continue
Categories: Road safety, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
While the increase in road casualties in 2011 is disappointing (‘Critics of coalition’s road safety policies seize on rise in KSIs’... continue
Categories: Road safety, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Inflatable ‘air bag’ rear seatbelts will soon be available in the UK as an optional extra in the new Ford Mondeo model, at a cost of... continue
Local Transport Today
Interview
What would transport policy be like under a Labour Government? Only the party’s diehard supporters would have been interested in that question... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bristol City Council is to spend £1m improving the pedestrian and cycling environment at a notorious roundabout close to the city centre.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
MPs have urged ministers to use the forthcoming review of road safety policies to show greater leadership in the field. The House of Commons... continue
Categories: Road safety, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The impact of funding cuts on speed camera operations in England has been revealed in a new survey by the RAC Foundation. The Foundation made Freedom... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
THE?DFT?is inviting highway authorities in rural parts of England to come forward with plans to establish 40mph zones on minor roads. The invitation... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The emergency services and local authorities in South Yorkshire have voiced concern about the safety implications of the Highways Agency’s new... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Scottish Parliament has created a cross-party group on cycling safety, chaired by Lothian Green party MSP Alison Johnston. Members include... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has announced a new £15m fund to improve junction safety for cyclists. The DfT is to write to English highway authorities outside... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
In the past year over 4,000 truck drivers were trained to be more aware of vulnerable road users, and specifically cyclists, at the behest of TfL,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Pedestrian and cyclist fatalities on London’s streets both increased last year but the total number of people killed and seriously injured on... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government's road safety policies have come under the spotlight with the news that the number of people killed on Britain’s roads rose last... continue
Categories: Road safety, All of UK
Local Transport Today
In brief
Kent County Council has ruled out  changing its policies to facilitate the implementation of more 20mph speed limits. Kent says it is receiving... continue
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