The government will not introduce “knee jerk” regulations requiring trucks to be fitted with additional cycle safety equipment such as detectors or cameras without scientific evidence that they are effective, roads and freight minister Robert Goodwill MP has pledged. Giving evidence to the House of Commons Transport Committee enquiry into cycle safety, Goodwill said: “We need to think carefully before specifying movement detectors because we don’t want a situation where drivers are being constantly distracted. Improvements need to be based on research so […]
Former Olympic gold medal cyclist Chris Boardman has toned down his call for a ban on LGVs in rush hour in London similar to Paris and Dublin.
Stan Robinson says VOSA’s new MoT test fee structure, which will make it financially more attractive for hauliers to use private test facilities, has “not gone far enough”. The organisation confirmed that from 1 April, HGV annual test fees at authorised testing facilities (ATFs) and designated premises (DPs) will go down, while those at its official test stations will increase. Currently, the cost of testing a two axle truck at every test centre is £95. However, from the start of […]