The Metropolitan Police Service has extended Operation Safeway by another week in a bid to make sure all road users obey the law of the land. Operation Safeway launched on 25 November and was due to run until the 3 January 2014. It came in response to a series of cyclist deaths on the capital’s roads, and saw 2,500 officers from the MPS Traffic Command and Safer Transport Command deployed to around 170 junctions across London. Detective chief superintendent Glyn […]
The government has warned that prosecution and prison sentences will be considered by Vosa for LGV drivers who falsify their hours records. Transport minister Norman Baker tells MT: “Drivers and operators should be in no doubt that we take the abuse of drivers’ hours very seriously and VOSA has the powers to impose tough penalties where the rules have been broken. Serious infringements may lead to prosecution and prison sentences have been passed by courts in the most serious cases.” […]
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has thrown its weight behind the recent EU vote to allow truck manufacturers to exceed current maximum weight and dimensions limits. IOSH described the vote in favour as “a major step in the right direction to reduce deaths and major injuries on the road”.
Construction company McGee is challenging students at Nottingham Trent University to design a cycle safe system for a tipper truck.