New proposals will make example of HGV drivers using mobile phones

On 21 December 2015, the Department for Transport (“DfT”) made a new road safety statement which set out the government’s vision, values and priorities for improving the safety of Britain’s roads. At the top of the list were proposals for harsher penalties for dangerous in-car mobile phone use, which had been identified by the RAC as one of their greatest concerns.

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Calais Troubles Rumble On

As the Calais crisis continues in what is turning out to be an awful summer for international hauliers crossing the channel between England and France we now hear that further efforts are being made between French and UK authorities to help to tackle the issues. However, what troubles us is that the headlines seem to focus on UK Police going to France to help tackle crimes of people smuggling. Is the whole point being missed yet again here?

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