Department for Transport


Hands-free driving to be made legal on British roads by early 2021

Government consulting on the use of Automated Lane Keeping System on Great Britain’s motorways. Read More

Trains still discharging waste onto tracks

Approximately 350 rail vehicles continue to discharge waste on the tracks, according to a report in Rail Magazine. Read More

Work Related Road Risk in 2020: Not the time for cutting corners

All employers are very much presented with an opportune moment now to shine the spotlight back on Work Related Road Risk ("WRRR"), given that the legal framework which underpins this area otherwise remains unchanged and more than ever, businesses should look to comply. Read More

Proactivity in driver safety

Nowadays, detailed health and safety policies come with the territory for anyone who drives for work. Companies will instruct their drivers in vehicle maintenance, driving style, designated breaks and lone working before sending them out onto the road. With hundreds or even of thousands of hours racked up every week by organisations with large fleets, this is a natural and necessary step. However, it’s also only a first one Read More

UK to leave EU aviation safety regulator at end of 2020

The UK will leave the European aviation safety regulator after the Brexit transition period, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed. Read More

Driver eye care – minimising risk

Stark Government statistics show that up to a third of all road traffic accidents involve someone who is working at the time. Read More

Preparing for the future: Road safety and occupational health in the era of autonomous cars

Giles Kirkland addresses the responsibility and decision-making capacities of Artificial Intelligence, lack of the human factor, automated traffic and whether road regulations are adjusted to self-driving vehicles. Read More

Mandatory vehicle speed limiters ‘landmark day for safety’

Campaigners have hailed a decision by the EU to introduce vehicle speed limiters as a 'landmark day for safety'. Read More

Taxi safety: Taxi drivers set to face tougher safety standards

The Department for Transport has launched a consultation on tougher licensing guidelines, which include the option of installing CCTV in every taxi and private hire vehicle. Read More

Driverless cars on British roads by 2021

Fully self-driving cars without safety drivers could be on British roads by 2021, under new plans published by the Government. Read More



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