Greater Manchester has requested a mass trial of zebra markings on side roads. The request by the county’s mayor and transport commissioner follows new evidence that zebra crossings lead to …Read More
Council chiefs have warned that the latest service to be hit by the nation’s driver shortages could be road gritting.
Despite the addition of 120 gritters to this year’s roads, the …Read More
The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that the local road maintenance budget for 2021/22 has been cut by £400million. In terms of road repairs, this means that over 9.5 …Read More
National Highways is adding 120 new gritting vehicles to their fleet to help keep roads safe this winter.
The total fleet number will reach 252 vehicles next year after another additional …Read More
According to data from the RAC Report on Motoring 2021, 62% of drivers believe all-lane-running (ALR) smart motorways should be scrapped.
Smart motorways use the hard shoulder as a running lane …Read More
A new government-backed app, EV8 Switch, has recently launched in the UK, designed to encourage drivers to make the switch to electric vehicles (EVs).
Released on the 9th September 2021 for …Read More
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has responded to the recent shortage of lorry drivers with plans to recruit an additional 40 vocational driving examiners.
The government, along with the …Read More
Highways England is increasing its use of warm mix asphalts (WMAs) as part of the government’s commitment to its net-zero plan.
The government-owned company has been using WMAs since 2015 because …Read More
Funding has been awarded for a study on the electrification of long-distance lorries using overhead power cables on motorways, as part of the Department for Transport’s (DfT) decarbonisation plan.
The organisation …Read More
According to a survey by YouGov, the majority of the British population do not believe that road workers are being kept safe while doing their job.
Just 42% of respondents thought …Read More