The Transport Committee has slammed government plans to roll out all-lane running systems to 300 miles of UK motorways. All-lane running, which sees the hard shoulder become a live traffic lane, has traditionally been used to ease congestion on the strategic road network. However the DfT now plans to convert 300 miles of hard shoulder to running lanes on a permanent basis over the next nine years, to tackle predicted surges in road congestion. The select committee has today released […]
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”.
Plans to ban LGVs from entering London during the busiest times of the day could be adopted by other cities across the UK, experts have said.
Standards of compliance remain a pressing problem in the light commercial vehicle sector, judging by a recent crackdown on the M4 in which more than 100 fixed penalties were issued for a range of road traffic offences.