Scottish Government confirms free bus travel for under 22s

All under 22s resident in Scotland will have access to free bus travel from 31 January 2022, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed, implementing a commitment agreed with the Scottish Green Party. New research commissioned by Transport Scotland shows that almost two-thirds (61%) of young Scots agree that access to public transport will play a […]

PCC calls for e-scooter sales ban

The Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands is calling on the Government to ban any private e-scooter sales until they have been made legal to ride on roads. The Daily Mail reports Simon Foster has written to the Transport Secretary warning of additional deaths and injuries if a “crackdown” isn’t introduced. In his […]

New evidence suggests zebras on UK side roads are “the way forward”

An independent report, commissioned by Greater Manchester is suggesting that drivers give way to people on foot 65% more often at side roads at zebra crossings than with no markings. It says latest data shows that 55 people in Greater Manchester alone have been killed at side road junctions on minor roads over a three-year […]

New technologies developed for assessing elderly drivers’ road safety

The vehicle telemetry data capture and processing company The Floow has received £190,000 funding from The Road Safety Trust to advance approaches for assessing elderly drivers’ fitness to drive.  It says. as the driving population aged over 60 continues to grow, existing testing capabilities face challenges requiring some drivers to be approved or disqualified without […]

Warning that London’s bridges may need vehicle and speed limits

The London Assembly’s Transport Committee is warning that limits on vehicle numbers and speeds may be required on the capital’s bridges to stop them falling down. In a report “London’s River Crossings – Bridging the Thames” warns that the closure of Hammersmith Bridge because of safety fears was a “wake up call”, and that consideration […]

UK’s largest public EV charging project set to help deliver EV revolution

The UK’s largest electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint deployment by a local authority has been announced by West Sussex County Council, providing a blueprint for local authorities across the UK to deliver affordable, reliable, and accessible chargepoints in their thousands to help the 40% of drivers nationally without off-street parking to go electric. One in four […]

JCT launches highlights video from popular Traffic Signals Symposium

A summary video of September’s successful JCT Traffic Signals Symposium is now online showing clips of papers and interviews with exhibitors. The 35 minute highlights gives a flavour of the event in Nottingham, including key messages from papers and descriptions of new products being shown, as well as reactions from delegates and speakers. The video […]

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