Fire Service warns of e-scooter and e-bike blazes

London’s Fire Brigade has issued an e-scooter safety warning after a maisonette fire in the Walworth area of the city, thought to be caused by a battery catching alight. In a statement, a London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “It’s incredibly concerning we are continuing to see a rise in incidents involving e-bikes and e-scooters. The […]

Ringway launches industry leading emergency incident response training

The course, launched in January 2022 and accredited by LANTRA, provides training and guidance for any highway teams working in dynamic environments – such as fast-moving traffic on the highway – as well as how to respond and handle incidents. The unique point of the course is the use of the blue light services’ methodology; […]

TfL to restart work on schemes to make streets “healthier and safer”

Transport for London has announced that it will restart work on paused schemes to make the capital’s roads safer and more attractive for those walking and cycling, following vital investment being secured as part of the latest funding agreement with Government.     TfL was forced to pause some of its investment in walking and cycling […]

Renewed calls for average speed cameras on “dangerous” A41 in Shropshire

The call for average speed cameras on what’s being described as one of the county’s most dangerous roads has been backed by a leading councillor. The Shropshire Star reports Councillor Andrew Eade, leader of the Conservative Group on Telford and Wrekin Council, has written to West Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion, outlining his […]

ITS (UK) promotes common standards use in joint webinar

Members of the UK’s Intelligent Transport Systems industry association have benefitted from a session explaining the value of standards and how they are deployed and used across the ITS and wider transport sector. The event, held jointly with RTIG, the Realtime Information Group, heard from the British Standards Institution, BSI, which explained how standardisation covers […]

Women In Transport confirms cross-party support for making women feel safe while travelling on the transport network

Women in Transport has announced the continued support of parliamentarians from across the political spectrum in addressing the under-representation of women in the transport industry workforce, as well as cross-party endorsement for making women feel safe as transport users. Parliamentarians’ support for tackling these issues was confirmed at the Annual General Meeting of the All-Party […]

Wales launches its largest 20mph pilot

Eight new 20 mile per hour zones are being rolled out in communities across Wales to test the process of reducing the country’s default speed limit on residential and busy pedestrian streets from 30 mph. The pilots are part of wider consultation work that the Welsh Government is undertaking to understand public feedback on the […]

Government strengthens hand held mobile law

The Government is strengthening existing laws making it illegal to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving under virtually any circumstance. It says this follows a public consultation which found that 81% of people supported such a move. The Highway code is being changed making it clear that hand-held phone use at traffic lights or […]

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