The Transport Select Committee has launched an inquiry into the effectiveness of all-lane running on England’s motorways. Several all-lane running motorway schemes in sections of the M1, M4, M5, M6, M42 and M62 are in operation either as part of a managed motorway, or with the hard shoulder used as a full-time lane. The committee said the use of all-lane running looks set to expand and it would therefore like to evaluate the evidence generated to date on the experiences […]
While it didn’t start so, the UK’s divisive EU referendum vote dominated the middle of the year onwards and much like the general public, appeared to split Motortransport.co.uk readers. For some it represented the chance to escape the red-tape generated by Brussels, ditch measures such as Driver CPC and stop a race to the bottom, while making the UK great again. For others, it threatened the return of customs clearance and UK land borders, a labour shortage and an economic […]
The DfT has said it wants to see more HGV operators adopting measures to improve the safety of vulnerable road users such as cyclists – but has stopped short of backing a call for an industry-wide code of practice on the issue.
The Transport Select Committee has raised concerns about Vosa’s enforcement focus, the rapid introduction of ATFs, and its seemingly dysfunctional relationship with traffic commissioners (TCs).