Monday, 3 October 2011

80 mile per hour on Motorways

Government proposes 80 miles per hour motorway speed limit

The Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has announced his intention to consult on increasing the our national speed limit on motorways from 70 mph to 80 mph. The government plans to launch a full public consultation on the issue later this year with a view to implementing any change in early 2013. Click here for further details

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

New law on bad drivers

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond will vow today to target the reckless minority - and get off the backs of law-abiding motorists.

He promised cops new powers to crack down on louts who cause havoc by weaving through traffic, tailgating and undertaking. As well as the £100 fines, banned drivers will have to re-sit their test to get their licence back. Judges will be urged to seize cars from the worst offenders.

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Monday, 21 March 2011

Drink and Drug Driving

Government crackdown on drink and drug driving

A package of measures to tackle drink and drug driving was announced today by Transport Secretary Philip Hammond.

Improved testing equipment to detect drink and drug drivers will be given the green light and key changes made to streamline enforcement of both offences.

The government will also examine the case for a new specific drug driving offence – alongside the existing one – which would remove the need for the police to prove impairment on a case-by-case basis where a specified drug has been detected.

The measures are set out in the government’s response to the North Report on Drink and Drug Driving, which was published last year.

The prescribed alcohol limit for driving will not be changed, with the focus instead on improving enforcement and education to tackle the drink and drug drivers who put lives at risk