Transport Focus is now urging the Government to take pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders, all of whom are considered to be the most vulnerable road users, into consideration when it comes to upgrading road schemes and designs.
The watchdog transport group wants to highlight the importance of factoring in more suitable …Read More
A review by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) into shared spaces has found that many of the ideas that underpin the concept of the design need serious reassessment. The CIHT provided a list of recommendations of actions to be taken by the Government to adjust the shared …Read More
Each year, Britain’s roads are damaged by transport vehicles constantly travelling across major A roads and motorways. Lorries and heavy goods vehicles in particular cause a lot of damage the roads we travel on every day.
The cost to maintain the road conditions could however be combated by charging a pay-per-mile …Read More
A startling 61% of drivers in the UK admit they’re willing to break the law and face charges in order to speed on the roads, even if speeding charges are set to increase.
Speeding fines are issued to reckless drivers who breach speeding laws, however this punishment is merely treated …Read More
Road Safety Week returns again to the UK this November, organised by road safety charity, Brake.
The safety awareness week will begin on the 20th of November and will run until the 26th.
Every year, Brake create a different theme to focus their campaign on in order to improve road safety. …Read More
Since April 2015, unmarked HGV police lorries have caught 4,000 dangerous drivers on camera committing serious driving offences. Police officers have cleverly parked the unmarked lorries in different locations across England over the past two years to film various instances of dangerous driving, in order to clamp down on reckless …Read More
Over half of UK drivers have revealed concerns over increasing levels of road congestion, according to a survey launched by the RAC.
Motorists revealed they felt traffic problems had risen in the last year due to an increase in congestion on UK roads. In fact, 61% of drivers felt motorway traffic …Read More
Killer drivers will now receive the new dangerous driving penalty of life imprisonment, following criticisms that reckless drivers are not punished appropriately.
Death by dangerous driving is a serious offence, one which the Ministry of Justice has decided needs stricter punishments, to not only discipline current offenders whose actions have caused …Read More
Plans have emerged that England will be increasing road speed limits on motorway roads that carry out roadwork repairs, in a new bid to ease congestion and prevent ongoing delays caused by bumper-to-bumper traffic.
What’s the current speed limit on motorway roadworks?
Currently, the speed limit on a motorway is 50mph (80km/h), …Read More
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