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Plug-In Van Grant

The Plug-In Van Grant was launched on 21 February 2012 at an event at County Hall, London. The grant provides purchasers with up to £8,000 off the cost of an eligible van. This short film provides information about the grant, and shows people’s reactions to the event.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport, Vehicles

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 March 2012

Type: Video

The Government extends its commitment to HMEP

Andrew Smith OBE, Chief Executive of Hampshire County Council, Philip Hoare, Chair of the Highways Term Maintenance Association and David Hodge, leader of Surrey County Council welcome the Government’s long-term commitment to the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP).

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 20 February 2012

Type: Video

HMEP looks at collaborative working and the issue of sovereignty

Andrew Smith OBE, Chief Executive of Hampshire County Council, Philip Hoare, Chair of the Highways Term Maintenance Association and David Hodge, leader of Surrey County Council discuss how collaboration between local highway authorities does not mean a loss of sovereignty.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 20 February 2012

Type: Video

HMEP looks at collaborative working and the cultural challenge

David Hodge, leader of Surrey County Council, Andrew Smith OBE, Chief Executive of Hampshire County Council and Philip Hoare, Chair of the Highways Term Maintenance Association discuss how collaboration between local highway authorities can deliver efficiencies in highways maintenance, and look at the example of the South East 7 (SE7).

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 20 February 2012

Type: Video

Why the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) was set up

Andrew Smith OBE, Chief Executive of Hampshire County Council and Philip Hoare, Chair of the Highways Term Maintenance Association explain some of the reasons why the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) was established.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 20 February 2012

Type: Video

Road Transport Forecasts 2011: Results from the Department for Transport's National Transport Model

Information on Road Transport Forecasts including 2011

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 January 2012

Type: Instructional

Longer semi-trailers: outline of process steps

Information as to the process steps and proceedure for the trial of longer semi-trailers.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 December 2011

Type: Instructional

A fresh start for the Strategic Road NetworkReport of Alan Cook’s independent review

Alan Cook’s independent review of the Government’s approach to operating, maintaining and enhancing the strategic roads network

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management, Road safety, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 November 2011

Type: Green paper

Report of the Independent complaints assessor (ICA) for the executive agencies of the Department for Transport

This report summarises the complaints referred to him, the findings and recommendations of the Independent complaints assessor to the Secretary of State.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 23 November 2011

Type: Report

Longer semi-trailers: how to take part in the trial

The Department is conducting a trial of up to 1800 semi-trailers, this Guidance informs potential applicants of how they can take part in the trial.

Mode/topic: Roads, Freight, Road safety, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 October 2011

Type: Instructional

Transport Manager Acquired Rights

Transport Manager Grandfather Rights (GFR) – which are used as proof of professional competence by people who have not passed Certificate of Professional Competence exams – are changing.

Mode/topic: Roads, Freight, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 7 October 2011

Type: Form

Cold comfort

Surveyor held its 20th annual winter service conference – Cold Comfort – at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena. Minister for Local & Regional Transport Norman Baker gave a video address on the importance of keeping key transport infrastructure.

Mode/topic: Roads, Public transport, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 27 September 2011

Type: Video

Electric vehicles and their integration in the built environment

Transport Minister Norman Baker gave a video address on how the Government is supporting electric vehicles at EV2BE: ‘Electric vehicles and their integration in the built environment’, an event organised by BRE Group.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 27 September 2011

Type: Video

3D Laser Scanning Match-Grant Fund

Earlier this year, Mike Penning, Roads Minister announced his intention to make £3m available to police forces to facilitate the wider roll-out of the laser scanning technology for surveying motorway incident scenes. This document sets out the terms and conditions for applications for the match-fund grant initiative.

Mode/topic: Road management, Road safety, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 23 September 2011

Type: Article

Applications to SoS - Guide for Decision Makers 2011

Summary Operators lodge applications to the SoS each year if they consider that they are not reimbursed sufficiently for carrying concessionary passengers. The SoS may appoint independent decision makers to determine the applications on his behalf. This is a guide for them. Download document Applications to SoS – Guide for Decision Makers 2011 (PDF –…

Mode/topic: Roads, Legislation, Public transport, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 19 September 2011

Type: Article

Linking offence histories to accident causation using OTS DataTRL Report No. PPR572 / TSRC Report No. LUEL5730

Offence history data were requested from Nottinghamshire and Thames Valley Police for 4,639 active road users involved in On The Spot (OTS) investigated collisions. Broadly categorised and anonymised offence data were sourced through Police National Computer (PNC) and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) records. This was linked to OTS data to create a unique…

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 6 September 2011

Type: Research report

Delivery of Local Road SafetyRoad Safety Research Report No. 124

The Department for Transport commissioned design and deliver a three-year independent evaluation of the delivery of local road user safety.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management, Road safety, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 6 August 2011

Type: Research report

Analysis of STATS19 data to examine the relationship between the rate of vehicle accidents involving pedestrians and type approval noise levels

TRL report CPR1131 – Analysis of STATS19 data to examine the relationship between the rate of vehicle accidents involving pedestrians and type approval noise levels. There was little correlation found between vehicle involvement density (number of vehicles involved in accidents with pedestrians divided by the number of registered vehicles) and the level of noise measured…

Mode/topic: Roads, Access for disabled people, Road transport, Science and research, Vehicles

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 25 July 2011

Type: Research report

Signal-controlled Pedestrian Facilities at Portable Traffic SignalsTraffic Advisory Leaflet 3/11

This leaflet is intended to provide advice to those who may be involved in or considering providing portable pedestrian crossing facilities, whether stand-alone or at road works.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 1 June 2011

Type: Reference

Interim evaluation of the implementation of 20 mph speed limits in Portsmouth

The Department commissioned Atkins Transport Planning and Management to carry out an Interim Evaluation of the Portsmouth City Council (PCC) area-wide 20 mph Speed Limit.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 16 September 2010

Type: Report

Interviews with Operators, Regulators and Researchers with Experience of Implementing Fatigue Risk ManagementRoad Safety Research Report No. 120

Department for Transport commission’s a worldwide review of Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS).

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management, Road safety, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 2 September 2010

Type: Research report

An Introduction to the use of portable vehicular signals

This booklet is for people with specific responsibility for portable vehicular signals at street works and road works.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety, Road transport, Traffic signs

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 7 March 2008

Type: Presentation

Advice on procedures for making special events orders

DfT’s advice on making special event traffic regulation orders withdrawn on 07 February 2011

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 25 October 2007

Type: Article

Mini roundaboutsGood practice guidance

The purpose of this document is to pull together this wealth of experience so that it can be shared with all those involved in the various aspects of highway management and the usage of mini roundabouts.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 27 November 2006

Type: Report

Setting local speed limitsDfT Circular 1/06

Guidance to authorities on the setting of local speed limits.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 August 2006

Type: Circular

Rules on drivers’ hours and tachographsGoods vehicles in the UK and Europe

This guide provides advice to drivers and operators of goods vehicles, whether used privately or commercially. It explains the rules for drivers’ hours and the keeping of records, and it replaces publication GV 262 (dated December 2006).

Mode/topic: Roads, Freight, Legislation, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 1 July 2003

Type: Report