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Roads to be given risk rating

Posted: December 18, 2007

The government is presently undertaking a risk analysis of current UK roads. The project intends to rate current roads on a 5 star rating (1 being the lowest for safety).

This will have an impact on the commercial sector in particular in that drivers and managers will be able to select the safest routes possible for their journey. Continue Reading…

Recycling

Posted: December 3, 2007

Car manufacturers are being urged to recycle more.

At present about 75% of the scrap from old vehicles can be recycled but this leaves the rest to go to landfill. A report by Oxford Brookes University predicts that the number of vehicles on the road will rise by 65% in the next 23 years – the challenge is to ensure we can recycle far more vehicle parts. Continue Reading…

Mis-fuelling on the increase

Posted: November 7, 2007

The BBC reported today that the amount of people who are placing the wrong fuel in their vehicles has doubled in recent years. The most common causes are rushing to appointments and the fact that diesel vehicles are far more refined and therefore the audible engine noise difference is minimal.

Better time management and planning would significantly decrease this problem which will be costing business a huge sum of money nationally.

Fuel delivery systems will, in the future, be designed so this problem can be resolved – in the mean time; think before you re-fuel!

Senior traffic policeman to appear in court

Posted: November 5, 2007

Britains most senior traffic policeman, Med Hughes, Chief constable of South Yorkshire could face a ban if found guilty of an alleged speeding offence.

Mr Hughes is to appear at Wrexham Magistrates Court on November 21. Continue Reading…

More motorways to utilise hard shoulder for commuters

Posted: October 25, 2007

Plans to utilise the hard shoulder for sections of the M6 and M40 for commuters has been discussed today.

Ruth Kelly (Transport Secretary) speaking on the BBC today talked about extending the successful pilot scheme on the M42 to utilise the hard shoulder for commuters. The scheme has seen a 4-10% drop in polution and fewer accidents. Safety groups remain sceptical about the scheme and raise concerns about access for emergency services. Continue Reading…

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