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Reduction in fatalities resulting from drink drive accidents

Ministerial quote by Rt Hon Rosie Winterton MP, Minister of State for Transport regarding the 'Road casualties in Great Britain: 2007 provisional estimates for accidents involving illegal alcohol levels.'

08 August 2008

Kelly announces new ways to beat motorway jams

DfT press notice: An innovative traffic management system that cuts journey times and helps keep motorways moving is to be extended to other parts of the network.

25 October 2007

Green Transport, published in the Daily Telegraph, 20th September 2007

The opening article from "Green Passenger Transport", a publication of Special Report Publishing, distributed with the Daily Telegraph on 20th September 2007.

27 September 2007

New £371m road scheme has 'something for everyone'

Transport Secretary Douglas Alexander today saw for himself the first stages of work on a £371m road scheme which will benefit drivers, nature lovers, cyclists and local residents alike. Released: 21 May 2007.

21 May 2007

Local schemes to share new £4m Road Safety Grant

Dr Stephen Ladyman, Road Safety Minister, has announced that twenty-five local highway authorities and their partners across England will share the first award of a new £4 million road safety grant. Released: 9 May 2007.

09 May 2007

Safety regulation of quadricycles

The Government is seeking a review of the European regulations for quadricycles after initial tests of their safety performance, following their growth in popularity as a more environmentally friendly alternative to cars. Released: 8 May 2007.

08 May 2007

New trains programme begins

The Department for Transport today officially began the procurement process for the Intercity Express Programme (IEP), the UK's most significant investment in rolling stock for over 30 years. Released: 8 March 2007.

08 March 2007

Bidders for Inter City East Coast rail franchise invited to tender

An Invitation to Tender for bidders for the InterCity East Coast rail franchise has been issued by the Department for Transport. Released: 8 March 2007.

08 March 2007

Driving for a living? make sure it's not the death of you, Ladyman warns

A new THINK! road safety campaign to tackle stress and distractions among the UK's three million-strong army of "White Van Men" is being launched in a bid to reduce road deaths and casualties, Road Safety Minister Dr Stephen Ladyman has announced. Released: 5 March 2007.

05 March 2007