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Clean air zones not the complete answer to pollution

The FTA has spoken out against inflexibility of Government proposed Clean Air Zones to combat city pollution problems. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has spoken in support of a report into air quality and transport that claims Government’s plans for …

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Conference to examine development of safer vehicles

The Safer Vehicles 2016 conference will take place in London in June to assess the role played in vehicle safety towards achieving road safety objectives. Organised by the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) in partnership with influential organisations …

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Volvo plans China autonomous car experiment

Up to 100 Volvo autonomous cars could soon by being driven on Chinese roads as part of a safe driving experiment being planned by the Swedish manufacturer. The most advanced autonomous driving experiment ever undertaken in China is being planned …

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Mayoral candidates see freight manifesto

Freight Transport Association delivers Freight Manifesto to candidates for the position of mayor of London to illustrate the freight needs of the capital. Within its new manifesto, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) examines the freight movement requirements of London and …

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Swedish parliament takes part in driverless car seminar

Autoliv joins other Drive Me project participants in make seminar presentations on cross-sector autonomous vehicle collaboration. Autoliv will speak to the Swedish parliament on how cross-sector collaboration in automotive, traffic and infrastructure development can spur both safety and innovation. The …

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Guide aims to reduce road casualties amongst children

RoSPA has produced a guide for education professionals on how to prevent road casualties amongst children travelling to and from school. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has produced a guide on the requiest of Public Health …

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Report examines impairment as a driving risk

Various impairment factors including alcohol, drugs, fatigue, eyesight and general health have been examined in a new report made available from PACTS. The UK’s Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has published a report entitled “Fit to Drive?”, which …

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HGV lateral protection device guidance

The DVSA has issued a guide to haulage operator on the correct fitting of side guards for the protection of vulnerable road users. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published new guidance on fitting side guards which are …

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Engineering body encourages vehicle autonomy

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has issued a report calling for more encouragement for driverless cars and vehicle autonomy usage. Within the report headed by Philippa Oldham, the Head of Transport at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in the …

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Freigh industry opposes proposed London freight ban

The FTA has responded to announcements in London to place further restrictions on the movement of freight within the capital to improve safety. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says any move to ban freight vehicles from London or charge for …

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