A new online National Speed Awareness Course (NSAC) has been launched after classroom-based courses were suspended due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. UKROEd is currently trialling the digital version of the training, which will then be reviewed in 12 weeks.
The current National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS) uses short guidance …Read More
The government has recently announced that e-scooters are to be given the go-ahead in certain areas in the UK, legalising them for use on public roads. Old rules surrounding e-scooters are currently being re-evaluated by the Department for Transport under a new proposal which will look at how this emerging …Read More
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced funding to the sum of £27.4bn for the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2) between 2020 and 2025, increasing spending from the previously stated £25.3bn.
This investment in the UK’s national roads will see the implementation of various schemes, such as a new, high-quality dual carriageway and …Read More
Highways England is currently testing new technology which can detect problems with power supply cables for roadside lights on its network. The GridKey system can identify if there has been a failure or if the lighting is not operating correctly.
Currently, the maintenance of roadside lights requires routine checks along motorways, …Read More
Speed limits on just under nine kilometres of road in Central London’s congestion charge zone have been reduced to 20mph as of this week.
These restrictions come as part of the Vision Zero scheme – a collaboration between the London mayor, Transport for London (TfL) and the Metropolitan Police, with the …Read More
A new initiative has been launched across Britain which aims to educate parents and carers about the correct use of child seats in cars, totally free of charge. The company Car Seat Libraries UK hosts information sessions, with the aim of sharing knowledge and improving road safety, especially for children …Read More
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced that a new theory test will come into play across the UK on the 14th of April of this year. For now, this change only applies to car theory tests and will introduce more video-clip-lead multiple-choice questions.
The aim of upgrading the …Read More
Autotalks has developed a new technology which has the potential to drastically improve road safety in the UK, by installing a computer system that allows vehicles to share information and ‘talk’ to one another.
If a car has V2V, a vehicle-to-vehicle communication connection, it can share information about its location, acceleration, …Read More
Concern is mounting across Cumbria’s district council of South Lakeland over road safety.
In 2018, there were a total of 70 people who were killed or seriously injured in road traffic collisions in the South Lakeland district. Across the whole county, there were 30 fatalities as a result of road vehicle …Read More
The UK Government has revealed that 38 people have been killed on smart motorways over the last five years. The statistics come after Highways England responded to a Freedom of Information (FoI) request from BBC’s Panorama programme, “Britain’s Killer Motorways”.
The report also found that on one section of the M25, …Read More