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Dual measurement unit signing could reduce bridge strikes

Proposals from the DfT could result in the use of both imperial and metric signage on low bridge signs to improve driver understanding. Despite SI units having been adopted as the standard measuring system in the UK decades ago, bridge …

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Road safety groups react to rise in UK road casualties

Increases in vulnerable road user casualties in 2014 prompts calls for government action to take stronger action on road safety issues. The UK Government’s Department for Transport (DfT) has released the official figures for road casualties in the country for …

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Hosted automatic enforcement for Portsmouth Council

The city of Portsmouth is implementing automatic bus lane enforcement using hosted services without the need for IT infrastructure changes. Bus lane violations in the city of Portsmouth on the UK’s south coast will soon be enforced automatically using bus …

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Freight industry calls for removal of testing exemptions

The FTA is supporting standard regulations for all vehicles to comply with safety regulations including currently exempt volumetric concrete mixers. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) wants volumetric concrete mixers incorporated into the same regulatory framework as HGVs, adding that all …

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Freight industry opposes peak time restrictions

The FTA believes the restriction of goods vehicles in city centres during peak traffic times will not improve road safety. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) in the UK has responded to the Prime Minister, David Cameron’s reaction to the proposal …

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New HGV speed limits in force in the UK

Controversial increases in speed limits for large goods vehicles are now in force in England and Wales for roads covered by the national speed limit. Following consultations and an announcement last summer from the Department for Transport (DfT) that the …

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HGV speed limits increase in England and Wales

The UK Government has increased speed limits on single and dual carriageway roads in the country for HGV equipment. Starting from 6th April 2015, the speed limit for HGV equipment travelling on single and dual carriageway roads in England and …

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Family Safety Week event encouraging responsible road sharing

RoSPA is encouraging drivers and cyclists alike to improve safety on UK roads by sharing responsibly and being aware of each other’s needs. Encouraging drivers and cyclists to take positive action by sharing the road responsibly could help prevent death …

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Government approves relaxation on parking penalties

UK motorists have gained a grace period of five minutes on local authority parking enforcement. With local authorities in the UK tightening the screw on motorists with harsher and harsher enforcement regimes for parking and other offences, the Government has …

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Occupational Road Safety Alliance updates web presence

Improvements have been made to the ORSA website to provide employers with improved access to information on occupational road safety. Originally launched in 2004 to promote the activities of the Occupational Road Safety Alliance (ORSA), the website has been an …

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