This week saw a trial of driverless vehicles in the Stratford area of London. These are being tested with the intention of becoming driverless taxis, where Ford Mondeos took to public roads under the supervision of industry professionals. While this isn’t the first trial of its kind, the technology has …Read More
Speed limits up and down the United Kingdom could be set to change in the future, with restrictions set to be adjusted for different road types.
Transport secretary Grant Schapps made the announcement at the Conservative Party conference, saying that he is “exploring the possibility” of adjusting our speed limits. This …Read More
Highways England have announced plans to help tackle air pollution and climate change in the UK. With over a quarter of the UK’s air pollution caused by vehicles, Highways England is investing over £100 million to cut pollution caused by emissions and has developed an air quality strategy which is …Read More
Motorists in the UK have noticed an increase in double red lines recently, with many drivers seeing them pop up in several of the UK’s largest cities. These road markings have been implemented in Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham, Luton, Cardiff and London so far, suggesting councils are aiming to improve congestion …Read More
A new funding programme has been launched by the Road Safety Trust to help UK authorities improve road safety in their local area.
Community groups, charities and local authorities have been invited to apply for a share of the fund, which has a total value of £120k. Successful applicants will receive …Read More
Professor, politician and TV presenter Lord Robert Winston has raised concerns over cyclists; proposing new measures should be put in place to improve and ensure road safety.
While Lord Winston has said that, “Most cyclists, of course, are conscientious and law-abiding” he has drawn attention to some which he believes have …Read More
The controversial introduction of smart motorways has received yet more criticism from motorists. New information revealed by the AA has raised more concerns, while one woman plans to sue Highways England because of their safety issues.
So far, four road users have already been killed on the country’s only smart motorway, …Read More
There are growing concerns that UK law is failing to keep up with the increasingly popular use of e-scooters on our roads, with fears that their current usage poses a risk to the safety of motorists, pedestrians and e-scooter riders.
With technology advancing, these types of electrical vehicles are becoming more …Read More
The installation of new digital road signs across the UK has begun, with the first signs now in place on the A14 between Huntingdon and Cambridge. It is expected that the signs will help improve road safety and provide a better user experience for drivers, compared to older digital signage.
The …Read More
Popular opticians, Specsavers has teamed up with the road safety charity – Brake to raise awareness about driver safety in the UK.
Specsavers, the nationwide company specialises in glasses, contact lenses and eye health, and continuously state the importance of getting your eyes regularly tested every two years to ensure your …Read More