Safer smart motorways welcomed by transport sector

4 May 2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) and Highways England have announced that every new All Lane Running (ALR) motorway will open with radar technology in place to spot stopped or broken-down vehicles quickly. In addition, all existing ALR motorways will have the technology fitted six months earlier than originally planned.

New serious incident reporting system for bus and coach operators

7 April 2021

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has told operators that they will be able to report serious incidents with greater ease through a new online form available on computer, tablet or smartphone. After working with the industry, it has created the new PSV112 form which can be found — here.

First bus operator to invest in new bridge alert technology

3 March 2021

In November 2020, Croner-i reported that Network Rail had relaunched its bridge strike campaign and revealed that Watling Street bridge on the A5 in Hinckley, Leicestershire, had been struck 25 times in the previous year (see “Operators warned about bridge strikes”).

Operators warned about bridge strikes

19 November 2020

Revealing the “most-bashed bridge in Britain”, Network Rail has relaunched its bridge strike campaign ahead of an annual spike in incidents that tends to coincide with Black Friday and the run up to Christmas as more large vehicles take to the road.

UK Road Safety Week

17 November 2020

Driving for Better Business (DfBB), the Government campaign group which encourages work-related road safety, is currently marking Road Safety Week in the UK which takes place up to 22 November 2020.

DVSA issues fresh warning over old tyres

6 November 2020

As we reported in July, the Government has decided that tyres over 10 years old are to be banned from use on heavy vehicles (see “Old lorry tyres to be banned”).

Towards a safe and sustainable bus sector

8 October 2020

The Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) is to host an event aimed at stimulating the bus and coach sector, recognising that it is struggling to deal with the effects of the pandemic as well as demands to reduce carbon emissions.

Old lorry tyres to be banned

24 July 2020

Following a public consultation, and research carried out for the Department for Transport (DfT), the Government has decided that tyres aged 10 years and older will be banned from heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) on roads in England, Scotland and Wales.