The RHA has expressed “serious concerns” over proposed changes to the Highway Code that it said would leave HGV drivers legally liable in the event of a collision. The DfT’s three key proposals are that all drivers give way to pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross the road, that cyclists be given priority at junctions when travelling straight ahead, and that a new ‘Hierarchy of Road Users’ be introduced. But in an updated statement following fears first raised last week, […]
Fair Fuel UK has renewed its call for the government to cut fuel duty to spur the struggling economy, after the Bank of England slashed its UK growth forecast for 2012 to close to zero. Quentin Wilson, national spokesman for FairFuelUK, says: “Growth is paralysed so it’s time the government looked at cutting fuel duty to stimulate activity. If we spend less on fuel tax, we’ll spend more on other things.” Wilson argues fuel duty is one of the last […]
The government’s strategy for roads funding has been branded “a failure” after money was used repeatedly to fill in potholes and not address the resilience of the network, according to a report.
The DfT has revealed the abolition of the paper driving licence will be delayed until 8 June this year.