Month: July 2015

FORS shortlisted for National Transport Award

 

FORS has been shortlisted in the Road Safety, Traffic Management and Enforcement category of the National Transport Awards,

The National Transport Awards celebrate the successes that have been achieved on national and local transport projects.

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What do you want to see in the FORS eNews?

FORS is always looking to provide you with additional benefits and we would like to get your views on the weekly FORS eNewsetter. If you have any comments about what articles you find useful, or if there are any topics that you would like to see covered, then we would like to hear from you. If you could spare a maximum of two minutes to complete a short survey, Click here.

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Information from the Department for Transport Port of Calais industrial action: Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of drivers’ hour’s rules

In reaction to the current industrial action at the Port of Calais and incidents at the Euro Tunnel terminal and Channel Tunnel, there has been major disruption to cross-Channel commercial vehicle traffic through the Tunnel and to some ferry routes to and from Kent. This has resulted in Operation Stack being invoked on the M20.

The Department for Transport has agreed to a temporary and limited, exceptional relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours rules for the drivers involved in the transport of goods and passengers in Europe whose journeys are affected by this disruption and for drivers of commercial vehicles operated by local operators based in Kent.

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FORS bronze top tip – V7 – Vulnerable Road User Safety

The purpose of bronze requirement V7 is to ensure the probability and severity of under-run collisions and close proximity incidents with vulnerable road users is minimised.  Operators must fit vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight with the following safety equipment to help protect vulnerable road users: Prominent warning signage to the rear of the … Read more