DfT: New laws to be introduced to prosecute dangerous cyclists

The Government has today agreed to introduce new laws so cyclists who kill or seriously injure because of dangerous cycling, or who kill through careless cycling, face the same penalties as drivers and motorcyclists who do so. Ministers have backed an amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill, put forward by Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP, to […]

Police roads chief wants tougher sentences to deter bad driving

The head of roads policing in the UK is calling for greater punishments for motoring offences to cut the number of people driving dangerously. Sussex Police Chief Constable Jo Shiner made the comments during an interview for this week’s Highways Voices podcast, to be published on Wednesday. She wants increased sentences, which both magistrates and […]

New Jenoptik average speed cameras installed in Greater Manchester

New average speed cameras are being installed across Greater Manchester as part what Transport For Greater Manchester calls its continued work to increase resources for law enforcement and make roads safer for everyone. The organisation is upgrading speed cameras across 25 routes with the latest generation of average speed systems from Jenoptik which track how […]

Three police forces combine to combat road crime

Essex and Kent Police, along with teams from the Met, have come together to tackle cross-border road-related crime. The Road Crime Team of Essex Police led teams from across the force, including Dog Unit, Roads Policing and Operational Support Group, to tackle road-related crime in the west of the county. The three forces’ coordinated proactive […]

“Obnoxious” HGV driver to be fired after blocking safety camera

A Heavy Goods Vehicle driver who obstructed a mobile speed camera van in Rotherham has been “dealt with” for offences, and will now also face dismissal from his employer. South Yorkshire Police says that, on Tuesday 20 February, a mobile safety camera van was parked on Dunstan Road in Maltby when the driver of a […]

More police forces join National Highways trial of Acusensus safety cameras

A trial of new mobile technology which can automatically detect motorists who are not wearing a seatbelt or using mobile phones while driving is being extended, with police across the country taking part. Ten police forces will be using the kit from Australian company Acusensus, which is mounted to a vehicle or trailer and has […]

Drivers fooled by fake 50 mph sign told they must pay fines

Police in London have ruled 600 drivers must pay fines incurred after they were caught speeding because they saw a fake speed limit sign on a road, and wrongly drove too fast along it. The London Evening Standard reports Police say the 50 mph sign was installed on the A20 near Sidcup by an “unauthorised […]

Council introducing automated yellow box enforcement after last year’s law change

West Northamptonshire Council has announced traffic enforcement will get underway this month in several areas where it says some drivers are ignoring or unaware of the restrictions in place. New regulations came into effect in May 2022 through the Traffic Management Act (2004) and the Department for Transport has changed legislation to enable local authorities […]

Man who can’t drive receives more than a hundred motoring fines

A man who cannot drive has complained he’s been sent more than a hundred motoring fines to his home, addressed to another motorist. The BBC has spoken to Rob Richards, who has faced being chased by bailiffs over the penalties, despite the fact he’s never held a licence. Parking charges, speeding fines and Dartford Crossing […]

Police in Lincolnshire detect 99 offences during latest Operation Tramline

Driving offences including suspected drug driving, motorists using their phone at the wheel and a one-month-old baby found not properly restrained have been detected by officers during tje latest Operation Tramline in Lincolnshire. The operation, in conjunction with National Highways, uses a so-called “supercab” to identify unsafe and distracting driver behaviour on major routes, aiming […]

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