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Continental participates in parliamentary review

Monday 25th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Continental Tyres has been selected to share its expertise in the Government’s Parliamentary Review 2016/17. The Parliamentary Review launched officially at the House of Commons On Tuesday 19 September. The contribution from Continental appears alongside a foreword by the Prime Minister and other senior parliamentarians. Looking back on the year of UK industry and Westminster, the Review showcases best practice to act as guidance to the public and private sectors. In the document, Continental highlights its global initiative, Vision Zero, a commitment to reduce road accidents, injuries and fatalities through improved driver education, automotive systems and premium tyres.

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TRA joins All-Party Sustainable Resource Group

Tuesday 15th August 2017 | 0 Comments

The Tyre Recovery Association has been accepted into membership of the Parliamentary All-Party Sustainable Resource Group (ASPRG), a cross-party group whose main purpose is to help parliamentarians fully engage with waste and sustainable resource policy issues.

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NFDA hosts dinner for MPs at House of Commons

Friday 10th February 2017 | 0 Comments

“The key contribution of the retail motor sector to the UK economy was the theme of the dinner held yesterday at the House of Commons. With over 500,000 people employed in the sector and a combined turnover of 61.3bn across the top 200 franchised dealers, it is vital that UK retail motor industry is recognised by the Government alongside manufacturers in the post Brexit negotiations,” said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers across the UK.

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House of Lords invites driverless car contributions

Thursday 15th September 2016 | 0 Comments

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has begun to investigate future uses of driverless vehicles in the UK. The inquiry will collect evidence on the potential uses and benefits of autonomous vehicles in contexts such as road transport, farming and space exploration.

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TRA lobbies MPs to protect UK tyre recovery infrastructure

Monday 1st August 2016 | 0 Comments

TRA members will lobby their constituency members of parliament in their effort to fight off Environment Agency plans to bring in new storage limits which they say could put many responsible recyclers out of business. The association believes that the proposed new norms which it is claimed will lead to a reduction in waste fires will hit the tyre industry disproportionately.

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£21 million grants for green transport initiatives

Tuesday 31st May 2016 | 0 Comments

Councils across the country have won nearly £21 million of funding from the government to promote green forms of transport, it was announced recently. The funding is being given out for 23 sustainable travel initiatives across England that boost local economies by supporting people’s ambitions –  offering cheap, clean and healthy travel options to access […]

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November is riskiest month for pedestrians

November is riskiest month for pedestrians

Tuesday 10th November 2015 | 0 Comments

New analysis from Direct Line Car Insurance and PACTS (an All-Party Parliamentary Group) reveals pedestrian casualties on Britain’s roads peak in November each year. Reviewing the available monthly road casualty data, from 2010-2014, the average number of reported serious pedestrian casualties rises from a low of 397 in August to a peak of 565 in November, an increase of 42 per cent. Furthermore, pedestrians account for more than a quarter (26 per cent) of serious injuries each November.

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RHA declares National Lorry Week ‘outstanding success’

RHA declares National Lorry Week ‘outstanding success’

Friday 6th November 2015 | 0 Comments

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has declared the first ever National Lorry Week (26-31 October) to be an outstanding success and has confirmed that plans are already underway for an even bigger scale event in 2016. RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: “We launched National Lorry Week with the #LoveTheLorry strap line to do two things: First, to raise the profile of our magnificent industry in the eyes of the public and the popular media and second, to hammer home to government the very real challenges that we face, with particular emphasis on the critical driver shortage.”

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IMI research highlights MPs’ ignorance of vehicle repair regulations

Monday 19th October 2015 | 0 Comments

New research commissioned by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) reveals that nearly one in five MPs believe all technicians in their local garage are qualified to work on today’s vehicles. But, according to the IMI, the reality is quite different, with no mandatory requirement for vehicle technicians to be qualified – or to ensure qualifications are kept up to date and in line with new vehicle technology. With separate IMI research revealing that 53 per cent of drivers planning to buy or lease a new car in the next two years are considering an electric or hybrid vehicle, the IMI is urging government to tackle this issue in the interests of public safety – and to help rebuild motorists’ trust in the sector.

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