Tougher measures aimed at drug-drivers are proposed in a consultation document launched by DfT today, including the requirement to undertake rehabilitation courses before being allowed back behind the wheel. Whilst drink-drive related deaths and injuries have plummeted, falling by 88% between 1979 and 2015, drug-related driving offences are on the rise, according to government figures, with over 12,000 convicted in 2019 and 44% committed by re-offenders. DfT research show that 713 people were seriously injured in drug-driving collisions in 2020, […]
The chief executive of the DVSA has told an influential group of MPs that traffic commissioners should be “abolished” and operator cases pursued through the courts instead. Giving evidence to the transport select committee, which is currently investigating the work of the enforcement agency, outgoing chief Gareth Llewellyn described the TCs as “anachronistic” and said a significant amount of money could be saved by doing away with them. He said: “In the operator world there’s a group called the traffic […]
Transaid, the international transport charity, said it had secured vital funding to help protect supply chain workers in Zambia from exposure to Covid-19.
6) Robert Goodwill MP Appointed to the role of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport in October 2013, Robert Goodwill has certainly had to hit the ground running. He has a flurry of controversial issues to tackle from the get-go: the cyclist versus lorry safety debate, the A14 tolling debacle, reform of the Highways Agency and the impending HGV Road Levy, to name but a few.