TfL has been criticised by the FTA for introducing a number of significant changes to the cyclist safety equipment requirements under its Fors accreditation scheme without a consultation or a formal announcement. The changes, which came into effect last month, introduce a requirement at bronze level for vehicles over 3.5 tonnes GVW to have blind spot warning signs to their rear; side under-run protection on both sides, even for vehicles exempt under construction and use regulations; and Class VI […]
Sir Peter Hendy, commissioner at TfL, opened the fourth meeting of the Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety (Clocs) initiative with an admission: “I did not expect this activity to grow as quickly as it has.” He added later in his keynote speech: “You all work on relatively thin margins but you’re bursting with ideas about how to make things safer.”
The DVSA is considering allowing operators within its Earned Recognition scheme to conduct their own annual tests.
The FTA has criticised a university’s decision to cut Northern Ireland’s only transportation-specific courses.