Road An unrivalled media platform dedicated to delivering the latest news and views from across all fields of government through an on-going programme of events and interactive online communications http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road Sat, 09 Jun 2012 02:27:40 +0000 Joomla! 1.7 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Sat-nav could make your driving worse http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11377-sat-nav-could-make-your-driving-worse http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11377-sat-nav-could-make-your-driving-worse Sat-nav systems can not only sometimes send motorists the wrong way but also impair driving, a study suggests.

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Thu, 07 Jun 2012 07:42:06 +0000
Highways Agency advises Yorkshire and North East drivers to plan ahead for Olympic Torch Relay http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11367-highways-agency-advises-yorkshire-and-north-east-drivers-to-plan-ahead-for-olympic-torch-relay http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11367-highways-agency-advises-yorkshire-and-north-east-drivers-to-plan-ahead-for-olympic-torch-relay Road users in Yorkshire and the North East are being advised to plan their journeys as the Olympic Torch Relay arrives in Berwick-upon-Tweed next week on the first leg of a two part tour of the region

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Wed, 06 Jun 2012 09:39:11 +0000
Petrol prices lessen love of cars http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11313-petrol-prices-lessen-love-of-cars http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11313-petrol-prices-lessen-love-of-cars A new study has found that the UK population's interest and passion for cars is on the slide, with the soaring cost of petrol being blamed.

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Tue, 29 May 2012 10:57:06 +0000
No roadworks on Jubilee weekend http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11311-no-roadworks-on-jubilee-weekend http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11311-no-roadworks-on-jubilee-weekend Roadworks across the country are being lifted for the long bank holiday weekend to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Tue, 29 May 2012 10:44:58 +0000
New plans to reform strategic road network http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11270-new-plans-to-reform-strategic-road-network http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11270-new-plans-to-reform-strategic-road-network The Transport Secretary, Justine Greening, has set out the first steps in an ambitious programme for reforming the strategic road network. This programme aims to increase the quality and efficiency of the national network, offering a better service to motorists and business users.

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matthew.abbott@govtoday.co.uk (Matthew Abbott) Thu, 24 May 2012 09:26:37 +0000
Unite launches plan to build growth and support for the UK automotive industry http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11226-unite-launches-plan-to-build-growth-and-support-for-the-uk-automotive-industry http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11226-unite-launches-plan-to-build-growth-and-support-for-the-uk-automotive-industry As part of a ten point plan to build on the recent successes in the UK automotive industry, Unite, Britain's biggest union, has called on public bodies to buy local to support UK automotive and components manufacturing

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Mon, 21 May 2012 10:04:43 +0000
UK roads 'not suitable for 80mph limits' http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11175-uk-roads-not-suitable-for-80mph-limits http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11175-uk-roads-not-suitable-for-80mph-limits Speed limits of 80mph should not be introduced on UK roads as they are not suitable for such rates.According to a new report, motorways in England do not provide motorists and their passengers with sufficient protection to increase the pace at which vehicles can travel

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Wed, 16 May 2012 08:42:03 +0000
FTA advises businesses to prepare now for French breathalyser rules http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11132-fta-advises-businesses-to-prepare-now-for-french-breathalyser-rules http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11132-fta-advises-businesses-to-prepare-now-for-french-breathalyser-rules From 1 July anyone driving a motorised vehicle in or through France will be required to carry a single-use disposable breathalyser kit, although the enforcement and fines for not carrying one will not commence until 1 November

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Fri, 11 May 2012 12:30:15 +0000
Unite urges Mayor to intervene to avoid London Olympic bus strike http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11117-unite-urges-mayor-to-intervene-to-avoid-london-olympic-bus-strike http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11117-unite-urges-mayor-to-intervene-to-avoid-london-olympic-bus-strike Unite has urged the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson to demand that London's bus operators end their silence and agree an Olympic payment for over 20,000 bus workers who are days away from voting on industrial action

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Thu, 10 May 2012 08:39:28 +0000
Government crack down on drug driving menace http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11106-government-crack-down-on-drug-driving-menace http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11106-government-crack-down-on-drug-driving-menace The Government announced plans today to crack down on those who drive while under the influence of drugs

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Wed, 09 May 2012 12:50:16 +0000
Cycling and walking routes to be provided by law in Wales http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11097-cycling-and-walking-routes-to-be-provided-by-law-in-wales http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11097-cycling-and-walking-routes-to-be-provided-by-law-in-wales New plans to legally oblige Welsh local authorities to provide cycling and walking routes have been described as 'ground-breaking' by transport charity Sustrans today (Wednesday 9 May)

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Wed, 09 May 2012 09:00:24 +0000
Work starts on six road schemes for future delivery http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11076-work-starts-on-six-road-schemes-for-future-delivery http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11076-work-starts-on-six-road-schemes-for-future-delivery Work to support future improvements to the strategic road network has been given the green light today. Roads Minister Mike Penning announced that development work will start on six major road schemes

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Tue, 08 May 2012 08:29:01 +0000
Road safety initiative launched at Ben Jonson School http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11045-road-safety-initiative-launched-at-ben-jonson-school http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/11045-road-safety-initiative-launched-at-ben-jonson-school Tower Hamlets’ primary school children will be safer when they are out and about thanks to a new road safety activity book produced by Ben Jonson Primary School

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Wed, 02 May 2012 12:16:27 +0000
School travel in gaping hole in Mayoral candidates' plans http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/10927-school-travel-in-gaping-hole-in-mayoral-candidates-plans http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/10927-school-travel-in-gaping-hole-in-mayoral-candidates-plans None of the main candidates running for London Mayor has a proper plan to help young Londoners get around or cut the school run's massive contribution to congestion in the city, according to new analysis by transport charity Sustrans

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Tue, 24 Apr 2012 10:01:19 +0000
Multi-million pound boost for children’s cycle training http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/10779-multi-million-pound-boost-for-childrens-cycle-training http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/10779-multi-million-pound-boost-for-childrens-cycle-training More than 300,000 school children will learn to cycle safely, competently and confidently on the road over the next year, thanks to nearly £11m worth of government funding allocated today, Norman Baker has announced

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Wed, 11 Apr 2012 08:27:35 +0000
Pothole - Prevention and a better cure http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/10757-pothole-prevention-and-a-better-cure http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/10757-pothole-prevention-and-a-better-cure Local authorities across England have been given advice on how to tackle the problem of potholes on their roads following the publication of a review commissioned by Local Transport Minister Norman Baker.]]> matthew.abbott@govtoday.co.uk (Matthew Abbott) Tue, 10 Apr 2012 08:21:55 +0000 New bus and lorry driver safety rules come into force in 2013 http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/10733-new-bus-and-lorry-driver-safety-rules-come-into-force-in-2013 http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/10733-new-bus-and-lorry-driver-safety-rules-come-into-force-in-2013 A series of new regulations governing licences for bus and lorry drivers may come into effect from January 19th 2013

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Wed, 04 Apr 2012 08:53:38 +0000
London bus workers to ballot for strike action http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/10709-london-bus-workers-to-ballot-for-strike-action http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/10709-london-bus-workers-to-ballot-for-strike-action London bus workers have overwhelmingly voted to support an industrial action ballot over the failure of London's bus operators to agree an Olympic payment

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:53:14 +0000
White Rose Way improvements get the go ahead http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/10706-white-rose-way-improvements-get-the-go-ahead http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/10706-white-rose-way-improvements-get-the-go-ahead Work on multi-million pound improvements to the White Rose Way in Doncaster can now start, Transport Secretary Justine Greening announced today

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:10:50 +0000
Safety improvements for motorcyclists and lorry and bus drivers http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/10703-safety-improvements-for-motorcyclists-and-lorry-and-bus-drivers http://govtoday.co.uk/index.php/transport/road/10703-safety-improvements-for-motorcyclists-and-lorry-and-bus-drivers Measures to boost safety for motorcyclists and lorry and bus drivers have been put forward in Parliament

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Mon, 02 Apr 2012 12:17:27 +0000