Transport Safety

ORR confirms green light for Elizabeth line opening

London’s Elizabeth line has received its final authorisations of its trains, stations, and infrastructure from the rail regulator ahead of its opening on Tuesday 24 May. Read More

Government publishes ‘Safe use rules for automated vehicles’ consultation responses

Last year the government issued a consultation detailing proposals to amend The Highway Code to create rules on the safe use of automated vehicles on Great Britain's motorways. It has now published a summary of responses received, alongside the government's response to the consultation. Read More

RAIB to investigate after track worker struck by train

RAIB has opened an investigation after track worker was struck by a train near Chalfont & Latimer station, Buckinghamshire. Read More

Mechanical issue leaves P&O Ferries vessel adrift

The Spirit of Britain, which had been detained by UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), has been cleared to sail again. Read More

Company fined after worker died following fall from shipping container

A transport and haulage company was sentenced after a worker died after falling from the rear of a transport shipping container. Read More

Haulage drivers set to benefit from £20m funding to improve roadside facilities

£20 million has been allocated to improve safety, security, lighting and shower rooms at roadside services for heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers. Read More

Light Rail Safety and Standards Board is ‘adding value to the light rail and tramway sector’, according to ORR review

The ORR has published a review which outlines how the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board (LRSSB) is adding value to the light rail and tramway sector. Read More

Mobile phone laws: ‘The problem of distraction isn’t going away’

'We welcome stricter mobile phone laws, but with infotainment the problem of distraction isn’t going away,' says RED Driver Risk Management’s General Manager Greg Ford. Read More

Government make it illegal to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving ‘under any circumstance’

New mobile phone laws, making it illegal to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving under virtually any circumstance, will come into force on 25 March. Read More

Croydon tram crash: ORR opens prosecutions against driver

The ORR has opened prosecutions against the driver of the Croydon tram which crashed, killing seven people, in November 2016. Read More

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