An estimated £75.6 million was spent on traffic calming measures in 2014, according to new analysis by Churchill Car Insurance.
These include the use of self-enforcing speed reduction measures such as road humps, mini roundabouts, chicanes, central islands and reduced speed limits.
The overall spend on traffic calming measures increased by an …Read More
Councils and utility companies could face paying fines of up to £5,000 a day if roadworks are left unmanned at weekends.
Proposals to launch a major crackdown on the disruption caused by roadworks on local roads and the start of seven-day working are being considered by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.
Similar charges …Read More
A number of county councils across England are making pothole repairs and road maintenance a top priority, according to research carried out by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).
A Freedom of Information (FOI) request by the IAM has found councils are following government-stated best practice and increasingly investing more money …Read More
The Department for Transport has unveiled a raft of measures to improve the safety of Britain’s roads.
The proposals will ensure learner drivers are properly prepared before their test, including the chance to gain motorway experience with an approved driving instructor. This follows plans announced last month to introduce a deposit …Read More
A challenge paper, published by the Royal Academy of Engineering has concluded that efficient road pricing offers the best way to tackle road congestion.
The working group behind the paper, including industry experts and academic researchers, looked at technology and policy measures that could reduce congestion in the most critical transport …Read More
Almost 12,000 miles of roads are blighted by potholes, according to a report carried out by LV=Road Rescue.
LV reports calculate that is the equivalent of travelling halfway across the world from London to Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. The report also found that one motorist in seven has suffered …Read More
Chancellor George Osborne has committed to £100 billion in infrastructure spending by 2020, including full funding for the £15bn Road Investment Strategy (RIS).
The Chancellor is launching the new National Infrastructure Commission today (30 October 2015), which is being led by former Cabinet minister Lord Adonis.
He will set out plans to …Read More
UK motorists’ use of dash cams has more than doubled in the last year, according to research carried out by the RAC.
The research, conducted as the RAC adds three brand new dash cams to its range, suggests the popular recording device is the latest must-have in-car gadget as more than …Read More
Drivers made a pothole compensation claim every 18 minutes during the last financial year, according to information released by the RAC Foundation.
Almost 29,000 drivers made claims against councils across Great Britain for damage caused to their vehicles by potholes in the last financial year.
Between them, the 200 (out of a …Read More
Stretches of roadworks on motorways and A-roads in England should be shortened in an effort to ease traffic congestion, the government has urged.
According to reports, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has told Highways England to introduce tough new rules for contractors to prevent motorists getting stuck in lengthy queues. Under the …Read More