Improving road safety and roads policing – call and response?

On Monday 13 July the DfT opened a call for evidence about roads policing, seeking “to identify which current methods work best plus how the capability and capacity of enforcement services can be enhanced.” This will run until early October. Just 48 hours later Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services published “Roads Policing: Not optional” making 13 very clear recommendations in this area.

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E-scooters road trials: MPs hear from scooter firms and Roads Minister

The Commons Transport Select Committee e-scooter enquiry – the subtitle of which is “pavement nuisance or transport innovation?” – heard this morning from three leading e-scooter providers and from DfT Roads Minister Rachel Maclean MP. The firms offered broadly consistent analyses of the benefits and risks of the technology and the Minister gave further background on the recent decision to authorise road-based trials of hired e-scooters.

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Supreme Court appeals: disease, data and driving

This blog looks in brief at three cases in which the Supreme Court has decided on applications for permission to appeal. One concerns reinsurance recoveries following mesothelioma claims, another the alleged misuse of personal data by Google and the third deals with liability for uninsured off road driving.

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