This month marks a year since the 2016 Croydon tram disaster – a tragedy that killed seven people and left 51 injured. This incident could have been so easily prevented as the tram driver derailed the vehicle, due to falling asleep while driving.
Ever since this major transport catastrophe, there has …Read More
As part of Hull’s thriving City of Culture event programme, the artists at MADE NORTH have created a British road sign exhibition for locals and tourists to view for free, as of this month.
The modern artists, Sir Peter Blake, Jonathan Barnbrook, Sir Kenneth Grange, Neville Brody and Rogers Stirk Harbour …Read More
Smart motorways were designed to improve road safety and reduce congestion. So far, they have proven that by using pioneering technology, motorway issues have improved. However, new reports from Transport Focus reveal that many drivers do not understand smart motorways as well as they should and, as a result, become …Read More
After much deliberation over the safety of London’s community, The Department of Transport has officially denied the private taxi firm, Uber taxi service, the right to operate its taxis in London. Uber introduced the innovative taxi driver app in London in 2012. However, Transport for London has recently deemed the …Read More
With a surge in licenced drivers taking to UK roads, traffic levels have now peaked, reaching an all time high. This news comes after the Department for Transport (DfT) released their latest provisional Road Traffic Estimates for Great Britain. The report revealed that 32.51 billion vehicle miles were travelled across …Read More
Many drivers carelessly open car doors without checking for cyclists and other vulnerable road users. Between 2011-2015, eight people were tragically killed as a result of ‘car-dooring’, a figure that Cycling UK want to reduce by introducing the ‘Dutch reach’. In the Netherlands, the Dutch reach has been practised for …Read More
In 2015, 22 pedestrians were killed by people using their mobile phones while driving, and 99 others were seriously injured.
With five-million motorists admitting to taking photos and/or videos on their phones while driving, road safety organisations are constantly on the hunt to find new ways to discourage motorists from using …Read More
An innovative road monitoring unit is currently being trialled by 200 of Manchester’s most avid cyclists, to help record and resolve road safety issues that bike users face daily. This is the first time a bike light and road condition tracking unit has been trialled in Britain, and will provide …Read More
Undercover police will begin targeting motorists who fail to comply with the Highway Code when overtaking cyclists on busy London roads, in a bid to improve cyclist safety. The new system has been implemented by the Met Police Service to improve road and public safety, and provide cyclists in London …Read More
In a new bid to improve overall road safety, the government have revealed plans to legalise motorway driving for learner drivers, which will come into effect in 2018.
Currently, driving instructors offer the Pass Plus scheme, which allows newly passed drivers to take lessons on motorway driving. However, this is not …Read More