Edward Seaman, LRSC’s web editor, reviews the change in legislation and its potential to influence behaviour. From 1 March, the penalties for those caught using a mobile phone while driving double to six points and a £200 fine.
96% of delegates who attended the London Road Safety Council’s Centenary Conference in January rated the overall event as either ‘good or excellent’.
The DfT has launched a ‘powerful and thought-provoking’ THINK! campaign to warn drivers of the dangers of using mobiles while driving, and the new tougher penalties which come into force today (1 Mar).
A new report has found London to be the UK’s most congested city, with the Capital’s drivers spending an average of 73 hours stuck in traffic during peak hours last year.
A new levy on the most polluting vehicles, described as the toughest emission standard of any city worldwide, is to be introduced in central London from 23 October.
London’s cycle hire scheme enjoyed a record-breaking start to 2017, with more than 600,000 journeys made in January.
London’s first full-time walking and cycling commissioner has launched ‘Healthy Streets for London’, an initiative designed to make the Capital’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming.
A tyre company has been fined nearly £2,000 as part of an ongoing crackdown by Brent Trading Standards on the sale of illegal tyres.
Transport for London (TfL) has stressed to the Capital’s taxi drivers that they must abide by the new law on wheelchair users, or face prosecution.
Camden Council is piloting a scheme under which roads near schools are closed as children arrive and depart, in a bid to encourage more pupils to walk and cycle to school.