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Flexible bollards delineate traffic in cycling scheme

The Belfast Cycle Network is using flexible bollards with attached signage to mark the cycle lanes and keep cyclists separated from other traffic in the city. Innovative self-righting SPS 2Twenty bollards from SignPost Solutions, part of the SWARCO Group, are …

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Ireland freight operators suffer large insurance increases

The Freight Transport Association is preparing to confront the insurance industry on unreasonably large increases in insurance premiums for all operators in Ireland. The increase in commercial motor insurance premiums was the hot topic under discussion at the recent FTA …

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UK traffic law insight for Irish hauliers

The Senior Traffic Commissioner will be attending the FTA Ireland Traffic Manager seminar to provide insight into UK traffic laws. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) Ireland is holding a Traffic Manager seminar later this year at the Johnstown House Hotel …

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Young driver restrictions will improve road safety in NI

A new law in Northern Ireland will introduce restrictions to novice drivers from 2018 in a bid to improve road safety, a move welcomed by RoSPA. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has welcomed the passing of …

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Northern Ireland progress on driving law amendments

Amendment Bill passes final stage in Northern Ireland with changes in drink driving limit and restrictions on younger drivers. The new Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill in Northern Ireland has passed its final stage at the Assembly which will result in …

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Major trunk route in Ireland to become dual carriageway

The freight industry applauds safety and commercial benefits of converting busy A6 trunk route in Northern Ireland to a dual carriageway. The announcement that work will start this year on major improvements to the A6 between Belfast and Londonderry is …

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Road deaths fall in Republic of Ireland

Deaths on Ireland’s roads have fallen to the lowest since 2012 with a record low forecast for 2015. A report issued by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Garda (the Irish police service) has released preliminary figures for fatalities …

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Belfast lorry drivers see road from cyclist view

The FTA has been involved in the development of a CPC accredited HGV driver course in Belfast to combat the problem of cycling safety around heavy vehicles. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has joined forces with the walking and cycling …

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Fixed penalties introduced for cyclists in Ireland

Cyclists who break the law on the roads of Ireland will be issued fixed penalties under new rules to be introduced by the end of July. The Ireland branch of the Freight Transport Association (FTAI) says fixed penalties for cyclists …

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Surveillance cameras protect Irish bus fleet

Synectics is supplying Dublin Bus with surveillance cameras as part of its latest fleet investment programme. Building on a relationship with Dublin Bus that has lasted a decade, Synectics Mobile Systems is now working in partnership with supplier Wrightbus to …

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