Smart motorways are “inherently unsafe and should be abandoned” a South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner is warning. Dr Alan Billings has written an open letter to transport secretary Grant Shapps following a recent inquest which found that Jason Mercer, 44, from Rotherham, and Alexandru Murgeanu, 22, of Mansfield, who died when a lorry crashed into their vehicles on a smart motorway section of the M1 on 7 June 2019, had been unlawfully killed. The inquest saw coroner David Urpeth […]
Driver First Assist has moved one step closer to achieving its pledge to provide an automated external defibrillator (AED) at a fraction of the cost of existing products.
With all HGV MOTs suspended for three months from 21 March, there looks like being a serious backlog to sort out later in the year. John Kendall reveals what the situation was like before the closure, and what we can expect once things get back to normal…
Have you met a professional driver who is not concerned about road safety? All of us who have driven a 16.5m or 18.75m long vehicle in city traffic are acutely aware of the additional hazards presented by pedestrians and cyclists around us, particularly in poor visibility. If the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) being introduced by Transport for London (TfL) on 1 March helps to remove some of the stress involved in city driving and reduces the number of people who […]