Archive: Road

Three penalty points and £60 for using a phone

Drivers backing tougher measures for mobile phone use

Drivers recognise the dangers of using a mobile phone behind the wheel, the government claims.

  • Some are still worried drivers who kill may escape prison

    No jail for careless driver killers

    Drivers whose carelessness results in death will not receive jail sentences under new guidelines published today.

  • Ruth Kelly reveals data loss of three million learner drivers

    Govt stung by new data loss

    Ruth Kelly has admitted that the personal details of three million learner drivers have been lost in the latest data row to engulf the government.

  • Congestion: 'Doing nothing' not an option

    Calls for Brown to confirm road pricing policy

    Mayor of London Ken Livingstone predicted this week that Gordon Brown will push ahead with a road pricing scheme as prime minister.


    Doing nothing is not an option

    The secretary of state for transport Douglas Alexander explains where the government stands so far on road pricing, ahead of local government pilot schemes. With congestion set to increase by 25 per cent by 2015, he warns doing nothing is not an option.


    Government out of touch on road pricing scheme

    The shadow transport Chris Grayling argues the government is out of touch over the "pie in the sky" national road pricing scheme. He argues the 1.8 million people who signed an anti-road pricing petition were right to oppose an unrealistic scheme that should not be forced on local authorities.


    Ignoring road pricing debate is irresponsible

    The Liberal Democrat transport spokesman Alistair Carmichael calls on drivers to ignore the "myths" surrounding road pricing. The facts include rising congestion and a rising threat to the economy and environment and maintain the status quo is no longer feasible.

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