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Ban on mobile phones whilst driving

Road safety charity Brake has launched a campaign that appeals to drivers to turn off their phones or put them in the boot, and urges everyone to refuse to speak on the phone to someone who’s driving, even if they are using a hands free kit.

It is being launched a …Read More

Councils stockpile salt for winter 2013

Councils are stockpiling more salt in preparation for this year’s winter, according to the latest figures from highways bosses.

A Local Government Association survey of councils across England and Wales estimates an increase on the 1.3 million tonnes of salt stockpiled in depots in 2012.

Despite milder conditions so far this year, …Read More

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Investment needed to make roads safer

The UK Government has released a report ‘Action for Roads’ which highlights their proposals to improve road safety throughout the UK.

It is also proposing that the Highways Agency is turned into a publicly owned corporation. With road crashes costing two per cent of GDP and other countries managing infrastructure in a …Read More

Royal Mail Indoor Markings

Nearing completion of phase 1 of national contract for road marking that Anglo Liners Ltd has secured. These works included outdoor lining as well as yellow road markings, done in an internal warehouses in thermoplastic, spray and tape.

The warehouses were lined with pedestrian walkways, car par markings, speed roundalls and …Read More

New tool kit launched to reduce road maintenance costs

The Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) has released a comprehensive guide to cutting highway maintenance costs, the toolkit has been created to help local authorities manage costs more efficiently.

The guide is designed to give practical help and offer examples of achieving sustainable change.

Transport for London’s Director of Roads, Dana Skelley …Read More

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Road Marking Survey to begin

The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) is to begin one of its largest ever surveys on the condition of road markings.

This survey will cover roads in England, Wales and Scotland, as well as expand to Northern Ireland, essentially making it the biggest nationwide survey ever undertaken by the association.

The aim …Read More

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£28bn budget boost for road maintenance

We reported a few weeks back on the downside to the planned budget changes for local authorities, however, more details on the proposed national investment have been released.

The Government has backed its promise with a £28bn budget and a six year funding guarantee, providing a guaranteed pipeline of work which future …Read More