Current traffic management policy is seriously flawed, adding to congestion, encouraging dangerous driving, increasing fuel consumption and emissions, and costing vehicle operators and tax payers a fortune, a new report from the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has suggested. The ‘command and control’ approach adopted throughout much of the UK has brought about a massive rise in the number of traffic lights, 20mph speed limits, speed cameras, traffic calming measures, parking controls, and lanes reserved for buses and cyclists in […]
The FTA has accused the London Assembly of “not thinking things through” after its Transport Committee called for a cut in LCV traffic in the capital, just months after it demanded a ban on HGV traffic in the rush hour.
The founder of campaign group PetrolPromise has expressed his disappointment after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) decided against launching an investigation into the UK petrol and diesel market. Campaign founder Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow, said: “I am grateful to the OFT for their work. But it is disappointing that they will not hold a full inquiry. For example, they admit that there is a problem with poor competition in many towns but they are not taking action.” “Government […]
The 3.5% hike in insurance premium tax (IPT) that came into effect at the beginning of November could be just “the tip of the iceberg” in terms of increasing insurance costs for truck operators, a leading commercial vehicle insurer has warned.