Road Safety Minister Jim FitzpatrickOn average, almost 9 people lose their lives each and every day on the UK's roads. Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Road Safety Minister, talks to Transport Business about the Government's plans to tackle road safety issues beyond 2010, and asks Transport Business readers to join the debate.

Three research projects aimed at improving transport services have been awarded more than £8m as part of a joint initiative by the Technology Strategy Board, Department for Transport and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Motorists were the biggest losers in the 2008 budget as Alistair Darling unveiled a £735 million tax hike on large family cars, 4x4s and other gas guzzlers.

Toyota Motor Corporation is claiming a world first in giving its Pre-crash Safety System the ability to determine whether a driver's eyes are properly open. It expects this driver-monitoring breakthrough to play an important role in reducing collision-related damage.

London and Paris have been announced joint winners at the Institute for Transportation and Developmental Policy (ITDP) 2008 Sustainable Transport Award Ceremony.

Southend BC awarded £1m for highway sites repairTransport Minister Rosie Winterton has announced that Southend Borough Council is to receive £1m of funding for repairs to be carried out at two coastal highway sites.

Renewable Fuels Agency issues guidance on biofuel supplyThe Renewable Fuels Agency has issued guidance on how to report the sustainability of biofuels supplied through the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation.

Highways Agency improves winter service vehicle fleetRoad maintenance equipment manufacturers Schmidt UK and Romaquip are sharing a £45m contract to supply the Highways Agency (HA) with new winter vehicles.

Highway Motorway SignsNew signs designed to help drivers pinpoint where they are if they break down or want to report a problem on the motorway are being installed in the South West.

Coventry streetlight planCoventry's streets are set to benefit from £64.3 million in Private Finance Initiative investment, Transport Minister Rosie Winterton has announced.

Bosch now launched its Electronic Pedestrian Protection (EPP) – an electronically controlled system for active impact protection for pedestrians and cyclists.

The Highways Agency has appointed Atos Origin to manage its information technology provision and infrastructure.

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