Agency and transport links

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A list of other informative websites belonging to the Department for Transport and its agencies.

Road safety websites

THINK!

Guidance and learning materials on all aspects of road safety for drivers and pedestrians alike from the THINK! website.

Hedgehogs

The Hedgehogs website allows 7 - 11 year old children to interact with the Hedgehog characters which they are familiar with from TV advertising. The site contains a range of road safety games as well as song lyrics, screensavers and posters to download.

Seatbelts

The Seatbelt website tells drivers and passengers of the importance of wearing a seatbelt in the front and back of a vehicle. Featuring an interactive 'crash simulator', it also has information on the injuries you could sustain and items about what the law states.

Cycle Sense

Cycle Sense website contains a range of cycle safety information on subjects such as helmets, cycle maintenance and visibility. Contact details are provided should you require further information.

Road Safety Lessons Plans

Road safety teaching resource for primary and secondary school teachers.

Drug Driving

The drug driving website contains information on the effects of drugs on your driving and provides contact details for more information.

 

Motoring websites

Act On CO2

The ActOnCO2 website provides a simple tips and suggestions to reduce your engine's workload, which means it will burn less fuel and produce less CO2.

Motorists on Direct.gov.uk

A single reference point for information on all motoring issues, including advice on MOT, buying and selling a car, learning to drive and environmental concerns.

Highways Agency

Get real-time traffic updates from the Highways Agency.

Highway Code

The Highway Code is essential reading for everyone. Its rules apply to all road users: pedestrians, horse riders and cyclists, as well as motorcyclists and drivers.

DVLA

Find out how to apply for your driving licence with the DVLA.

Driving Standards Agency

Book your driving test online with the Driving Standards Agency.

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency

VOSA provide licensing, testing and enforcement services to improve roadworthiness standards.

Vehicle Certification Agency

Check your new car's fuel consumption and Carbon Dioxide emissions at VCA.

Transport Office

Transport Office is the ‘first point of call’ for all government processes and information for commercial transport businesses in the United Kingdom.

 

Other websites

Travel and transport on Direct.gov.uk

Information on all aspects of travel and transport including travel abroad, public transport and travel safety.

Commission for Integrated Transport

The Commission for Integrated Transport (CfIT) is an independent body advising the Government on integrated transport policy.

Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC)

DPTAC advise the UK Government on access for disabled people to transport. We also advise on the built environment.

info4local

info4local is a portal and e-mail alert service that gets information from central government, including the Department of Transport, the Highways Agency and DPTAC, to local authorities.

Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is responsible throughout the UK for implementing the Government's maritime safety policy. That includes co-ordinating search and rescue at sea through Her Majesty's Coastguard, and checking that ships meet UK and international safety rules.

Sustainable School Travel Database

Sustainable school travel database is the main educational resource for information on sustainable travel.

Transport Analysis Guidance (WebTAG)

WebTAG is the Department for Transport's website for guidance on the conduct of transport studies.

Transport Direct

Transport Direct is Britain's free-to-use online journey planner and travel information service, covering travel by both car and public transport.

UK Roads Liaison Group

UK Roads Liaison Group (UKRLG) brings together national and local government from across the UK to consider roads infrastructure engineering and operations matters. It is supported by its Bridges, Lighting, Roads and Traffic Management Boards.

Urban Traffic Management and Control

UTMC is the Department for Transport's main initiative for the development of a more open approach to Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in urban areas.

Government Car and Despatch Agency (GCDA)

GCDA is the Government's first choice provider for moving people, mail and documents.

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