In response to the publication of an interim review of Highways England by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), road pressure group Transport Focus has aired its concerns that Highways England may have underestimated the true cost of delivering all of its planned road improvements.
Transport Focus chief executive Anthony …Read More
The world’s first solar panel road has been unveiled in the small village of Tourovre-au-Perche in Normandy, and was inaugurated by France’s Ecology Minister, Segolene Royal. Before placing the panels on the road, they were tested at four car parks throughout France.
Ms Royal said earlier in 2016 that she wanted …Read More
The Government has recently released its provisional estimates of road traffic, by vehicle type and road class in Great Britain, for the year ending December 2016. See below’s summary of the key statistics.
Source: Department of Transport
According to EuroRAP, we should be paying just as much attention to the condition of our roads as we do to the condition of our cars. Poor surface conditions cost our economy £15 billion and over 1,500 lives in 2015, and with an average of 67 people being killed or …Read More
The once outlandish idea of driverless cars is now becoming a reality. With this momentous development in the world of transport, the need for road markings has never been more important.
Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes every year around the world. Hopefully, driverless cars will help to substantially …Read More
A new study by the LGA, released on the 17th January 2017, shows that the pothole repair bill has grown significantly. The study suggests this could be due to a long line of harsh winters in recent years, and worsened by underfunding from changing multiple governments. The Asphalt Industry Alliance …Read More
On the 10th November 2016, Provisional Road Traffic Estimates were published, which detailed road usage between October 2015 and September 2016.
While it didn’t shock anyone to discover road use was found to have increased, which we all know is due to the increasing amounts of queues, it was rather shocking …Read More
New rules for road tax, or as it is officially called, Vehicle Excise Duty, are due to be introduced for new cars taxed from April 2017. The only vehicles exempt from tax will be electric and hydrogen cars.
The current system of cars with CO2 emissions of less than 100g/km being …Read More
With the rise in the UK of SUV and 4×4 cars there has subsequently been a 35% rise in car park prangs that has cost £1.4 billion in repairs every year.
Claims firm Accident Exchange has said that annually there are more than 675,000 bumps and scrapes in Britain’s car parks, …Read More