Dangerous driving, as well as the neglect of cycle lanes and cyclist, has meant UK commuters and travellers just don’t feel safe cycling and would much rather choose an alternative mode of transport.
New figures from the Department for Transport (DfT) show that the number of bike trips has not risen …Read More
Courier delivery and taxi drivers feel “under pressure” to complete journeys and jobs, which has ultimately resulted in collisions and even fatalities.
Research from University College London (UCL), which recently conducted an online survey, revealed that 42% of “gig economy” couriers and taxi drivers have had to report vehicle damage, as …Read More
A new road surfacing technique which incorporates waste plastic into the road surface is being trailed on the A689, near Sedgefield in County Durham.
The technique involves melting tiny pellets made of waste plastic into the asphalt mix as a way to recycle plastic that would otherwise go to landfill. The …Read More
Police chiefs are currently reviewing the existing ‘buffer zone’ for speeding on UK motorways, a clause which allows motorists to go over the speed limit, without facing consequences like speeding fines and licence points.
The ‘buffer zone’ allows motorists to drive to up to 34 mph without being fined or punished …Read More
The number of claims for damages caused by potholes in County Durham has seen a dramatic decline.
Five years ago, Durham County Council received almost 500 pothole damage claims, whereas last year they received just 78, only six of which were successful. The council paid a total of over £570,000 to …Read More
When first learning to drive, along with your driving instructor’s help, The Highway Code is your go-to, teaching you everything you need to know about driving and road safety.
The Highway Code actually acts as a rulebook for drivers, yet surprisingly, it is not a legalised document. Drivers can however be …Read More
A joint project by transport group Stagecoach, ADL and technology company Fusion Processing may be set to put bus drivers out of a job. Together, the companies have produced a single-deck bus, which has the ability to function completely autonomously. Testing of the bus is set to take place before …Read More
A recent survey by the DVLA’s has revealed that up to 50% of motorists are unaware of the legal requirements to pass the eye test that impacts their ability to legally drive.
During the practical driving test, drivers are tested on their eyesight, being asked to read a registration plate, start …Read More
Police in Leicestershire this week used an unmarked lorry to catch lorry drivers breaking road safety laws on the M1.
Police used the lorry to get “a lorry cab’s-eye view” of offending drivers, allowing officers to see into lorry drivers’ cabs easier to spot lorry drivers breaking any of the ‘fatal …Read More
Debates are arising over the “evolving law” regarding toxic air pollution, which could hold the government and public bodies liable for deaths linked to air pollution.
Air pollution is a problem that both the government and road safety campaigners are constantly trying to combat. Yet, in 2013 a girl from London, …Read More