Data from a recent report by the RAC has revealed that as many as 68% of drivers in England think that all lane running smart motorways compromise road safety.
Specifically, fears lie around the safety of motorists who breakdown in a live lane, with 72% of drivers being concerned that they’d …Read More
Prince Charles’ town of Poundbury has come under scrutiny lately after the death of Richard Hallett, who died in a low-speed collision with a van at a junction in the town. His mother, Tina Cooper, has been campaigning for road markings to be implemented in the town, which has so …Read More
This week (18th-24th November) is annual Road Safety Week, with charities and campaigners up and down the country pushing for safer roads.
To mark the event and to emphasise the dangers of the road, road safety charity Brake has launched its ‘Step Up for Safe Streets’ campaign by publishing the results …Read More
The Metropolitan Police are set to begin using drones in the hope that they can help improve road safety. The drones will be used to monitor drivers, specifically looking out for racers and joyriders, rather than being used to tackle all speeding.
While flying over London roads both day and night, …Read More
The government is acting on calls to close a legal loophole, which motorists have been exploiting to avoid prosecution for using their mobile phones while driving.
Currently, the law only prohibits drivers from using their phones for “interactive communication” while driving, such as to make calls or send texts. Consequently, many …Read More
As electric-powered vehicles become more popular throughout the UK, there have been calls for more charging points on our roads. In response, the supermarket chain Lidl has revealed big plans to provide customers with affordable charging points, so they can recharge their vehicles while they shop.
The store has announced a …Read More
The Department for Transport is currently contemplating plans to enforce a ‘graduate drivers licence’ to improve road safety on UK roads. New drivers are at a higher risk of being involved in accidents and collisions, so government bodies are looking at new ways they can reduce these risks, but this …Read More
The number of casualties from drink-driving in the UK is on the rise and as a result, the government and authorities are looking at various new methods to improve road safety, particularly in regards to reducing re-offenders.
Alcolocks are breathalyser devices which are attached to your vehicle, preventing your car from …Read More
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