GEM Motoring Assist is warning drivers not to ‘veer for a deer’ because of the dangers that a sudden swerve could cause.
Annually, there are around 74,000 accidents involving deer on UK roads and it is thought that between 10 and 20 drivers are killed as a result. A last-minute change …Read More
Highways England is set to trial a new kind of roadwork warning on its network in the form of an inflatable barrier. This will help to protect road workers from vehicles which are accidentally driven into work sites on slip roads when motorists are trying to exit.
The airbag-style sign, which …Read More
A recent survey for Highways England has found that 80 percent of people would like to see a clampdown on tailgating (driving too close to the car in front).
Tailgating is thought to be a factor in around one in eight casualties on motorways and major A roads in England. In …Read More
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