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Local Transport Today
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The increasing use of camera technology for detecting traffic offences should not be used as a reason to reduce the number of traffic police on... continue
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Transport minister Stephen Ladyman has criticised police forces for not doing enough to tackle drink driving. In a Commons debate on the new Road... continue
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"With drivers under 24 responsible for 30% of the deaths and injuries on our roads (despite making up only 6% of our motorists), I was relieved... continue
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In the wake of Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond's high-speed crash the media began a heated debate as to whether or not the programme should be... continue
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The Ramblers Association has successfully challenged Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council's plan to close two public footpaths for crime prevention... continue
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The DfT has dismissed Kent Police's call for a host of safety measures to be implemented on the A249 Sheppey (formerly Swale) Crossing that links the... continue
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Reaction to the news that a Doncaster man has been sentenced to four months in prison after destroying a safety camera with thermite, a substance... continue
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The AA Motoring Trust has warned London boroughs not to use fines for 'moving traffic offences' as a new "gold rush" after figures showed... continue
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Parking enforcement in Northern Ireland is facing a shake-up following the award by the Roads Service of a new contract to National Car Parks to... continue
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Letters to the editor
Dave Sherborne,Road casualty reduction manager,Leeds City Council,Leeds LS1
I too thought that the quality of the debate on road safety and vehicle speed had improved recently but obviously I was wrong. The letter from... continue
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A majority of police forces asked about the DfT's proposal to move from using the 85th percentile speed to mean speeds for setting speed limits are... continue
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The Home Office intends to make £15m of Capital funding available to police forces in England and Wales to improve their existing ANPR... continue
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179,237 people were convicted of driving without insurance in 2002 in England and Wales, up from 164,386 in 2001 (a 9.0% increase), Home Office... continue
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1.1% of car drivers surveyed in September 2004 were found to be using a mobile phone while driving, David Jamieson told John Thurso. A similar survey... continue
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The question of whether using a mobile phone whilst driving is a serious crime has been debated in the papers as Government proposals to double the... continue
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The Government has indicated that it intends to make the offence of using a hand-held mobile telephone whilst driving an endorsable offence... continue
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London boroughs could issues fines to cyclists using footways under new draft legislation being considered by the Association of London... continue
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The Home Office, police forces, and motoring organisations are all obstructing the delivery of improved road safety, the House of Commons transport... continue
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Two daily national newspapers reacted strongly on 27 October to the Government's definition of what constitutes a 'serious and persistent offender',... continue
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Ken Livingstone has backtracked on his call for bicycles to be registered and fitted with number plates to combat cyclists riding on pavements or... continue
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