A number of transport bodies have sent a joint letter to the chair of the Commons Transport Committee, Lilian Greenwood, warning of the impact that the lack of funding for local road maintenance will have.
The letter stated that the current underfunding of local roads will have an impact on them …Read More
Road safety experts are urging motorists to drive their own vehicles like they would a company car, as many don’t follow the same practices and safety laws when behind the wheel of their own car.
If a motorist is driving a company vehicle, they are obligated to abide by the highway …Read More
Latest statistics from the Department for Transport’s annual report of reported road casualties in the UK shows that the number of road fatalities on UK roads went up in 2017 from 2016 by one fatality.
The number of road fatalities in 2016 (1,792) was also an increase of 4% from 2015, …Read More
A new report from the RAC has raised concerns regarding the condition of roads in the UK; bringing attention to the worries of motorists, as deteriorating road conditions appear to be a major concern for drivers using the roads each day.
The results of the recent survey recorded as many as …Read More
Highways England, a government-owned company which maintains the major roads in England, has launched an innovative new tailgating campaign. The campaign refers to tailgaters as space invaders, referencing the famous arcade game of the same title from the late 1970s.
The campaign references the game heavily and uses the strapline “Don’t …Read More
Dangerous driving, as well as the neglect of cycle lanes and cyclist, has meant UK commuters and travellers just don’t feel safe cycling and would much rather choose an alternative mode of transport.
New figures from the Department for Transport (DfT) show that the number of bike trips has not risen …Read More
Courier delivery and taxi drivers feel “under pressure” to complete journeys and jobs, which has ultimately resulted in collisions and even fatalities.
Research from University College London (UCL), which recently conducted an online survey, revealed that 42% of “gig economy” couriers and taxi drivers have had to report vehicle damage, as …Read More
A new road surfacing technique which incorporates waste plastic into the road surface is being trailed on the A689, near Sedgefield in County Durham.
The technique involves melting tiny pellets made of waste plastic into the asphalt mix as a way to recycle plastic that would otherwise go to landfill. The …Read More
Police chiefs are currently reviewing the existing ‘buffer zone’ for speeding on UK motorways, a clause which allows motorists to go over the speed limit, without facing consequences like speeding fines and licence points.
The ‘buffer zone’ allows motorists to drive to up to 34 mph without being fined or punished …Read More
The number of claims for damages caused by potholes in County Durham has seen a dramatic decline.
Five years ago, Durham County Council received almost 500 pothole damage claims, whereas last year they received just 78, only six of which were successful. The council paid a total of over £570,000 to …Read More