Monthly Archives: April 2010

Upgrades to key Liverpool road completed

Friday, 30th April, 2010

Road works to a busy street in Liverpool’s Walton area have been completed, meaning the road has been reopened to drivers five weeks ahead of schedule. Repair work on Rice Lane has concluded this week following three months of maintenance, which necessitated the closure of one of the two lanes, reported the Liverpool Echo. Read the full article…

Birmingham motorists advised on seatbelt safety

Thursday, 29th April, 2010

Car owners in Birmingham and the West Midlands are to be given advice in a new campaign designed to raise awareness of the need to wear seatbelts. West Midlands Police has received funding from the Birmingham Road Safety Partnership to launch a scheme which will encourage families to be more diligent about seatbelt use. Read the full article…

Glasgow City Council commences pothole repairs

Wednesday, 28th April, 2010

Glasgow City Council has begun work on an extensive programme of road repairs in order to address the growing problem of potholes affecting the city’s surfaces. The authority is expected to spend more than £1 million each month for the next year to fix the damage done to the ageing road networks by the Read the full article…

Cotswold District Council amends taxi examination criteria

Tuesday, 27th April, 2010

Cotswold District Council is amending the conditions of its local area knowledge exam for cab drivers in order to speed up the licensing and recruitment process. The authority is to make aspiring private hire drivers exempt from the written test, which contains 20 questions on the layout of the local area, reports the Wilts Read the full article…

FTA launches new guidance on EU driving

Tuesday, 27th April, 2010

A new guide designed to provide hauliers with advice on driving in other countries has been launched by the Freight Transport Association (FTA). The new FTA International Road Transport Guide provides companies and fleet operators with guidance on the different laws, requirements and tolls that UK drivers will face when visiting nations such as those Read the full article…

Greater Manchester Police reports car crime crackdown success

Tuesday, 27th April, 2010

Greater Manchester Police has hailed the success of an ongoing initiative to reduce the number of car thefts occurring in the Salford region. The constabulary’s Operation Thunder scheme has been in effect since January 2010 and involves patrols, surveillance and the use of forensic technology. As a result of the initiative, instances of vehicle Read the full article…

Llandudno to get marshalled taxi ranks

Monday, 26th April, 2010

Taxi drivers and users in the Llandudno area are to be subjected to tighter regulation thanks to the launch of a new marshalled rank scheme. Authorities including Conwy council, North Wales Police, Pubwatch and Llandudno Town Council are backing the new initiative, which will see trained marshals stationed at taxi ranks during weekend evenings, Read the full article…

RHA hails success of Birmingham van show

Monday, 26th April, 2010

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has hailed the positive response it has received from those attending this month’s CV Operator Show in Birmingham. RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning, representing the show’s organising partnership, said the event elicited an “overwhelming” response, both from visitors and the companies exhibiting at the event. These included the likes Read the full article…

Used convertibles ‘to rise in value this summer’

Monday, 26th April, 2010

Used car sellers are likely to see the value of their convertible stock increase over the next six months due to improving weather conditions, according to a retailer. Online sales portal Carsite.co.uk has predicted that the value of convertibles such as the Volvo C70 2.4i Coupe Cabriolet and Renault Megane 1.6 Coupe Cabriolet could Read the full article…

Merseyside car plant boosted by rising demand

Monday, 26th April, 2010

Car manufacturer Vauxhall saw car production at its Merseyside plant almost double in the first quarter of 2010 as demand rose. Production in January, February and March 2010 at the Ellesmere Port plant were all up on the previous year’s figures. January saw the largest increase percentage-wise, with production reaching 8,231, a rise of Read the full article…