The Transport Committee is to hold a follow-up inquiry next month into cycle safety, after the sixth cycling death in London within the past fortnight. Yesterday’s (18 November) incident saw 60-year old man killed after a collision with an LGV on Camberwell Road in south-east London. The committee, which considered cycling safety as part of its road safety inquiry in 2012 and made the case for greater adoption of sensors and mirrors by LGV, will hold an oral evidence session […]
The FTA has called for London’s councils to bring a “pragmatic” approach to carrying out their duties during the Olympics. The issue reignited at a Transport Select Committee session last month (23 May), after Catherine West, London Councils’ transport committee chairman, was asked by Paul Maynard MP to spell out what the councils’ “light touch” pledge would mean in the context of the Olympics. “Are you going to ensure certainty over how apply regulations, even if you apply them lightly?” […]
HGV driver high on cannabis jailed after collision with police car leaves officers seriously injured
An HGV driver high on cannabis ploughed through a lane closure and struck a stationary police car, causing spinal fractures and broken ribs to two officers.