Strong start to the year for RSTA as Highway Data Systems become new members

Highway Data Systems has become the latest members of the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA), underlining the on-going importance of the association in helping to deliver an effective and efficient highways sector across the UK through collaboration and better working. The company will help RSTA with its mission to be the trusted voice of the […]

Government invests a further £20 million in EV chargepoints

Local authorities are being urged to take advantage of a £20 million investment to boost the number of on-street electric vehicle chargepoints in towns and cities across the UK. In a letter to councils across Britain, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today (2 February 2021) announced that funding for the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) will continue […]

SWARCO’s MD promising joined-up solutions

The new Managing Director of SWARCO in the UK is committing to working with local authorities to help them adapt to changing travel patterns post Covid, and delivering a joined up solution from his company’s different business units. In his first interview since taking over last month, John Pickworth has told Highways News’s new weekly […]

Ford top of autonomous patents

New research analysing patent applications from the motor industry shows Ford has submitted the most relating to autonomous vehicles over the last ten years, while Toyota is number one for applications overall. The study by Bristol Street Motors using Google Patents, found Ford has submitted a total of 14,354 applications over the last decade. However […]

West Midlands forces top for dashcam footage use

The police forces in the West Midlands and neighbouring West Mercia have come out on top in a list of places where dashcam footage is used as evidence of bad driving. The dashcam maker Nextbase says West Midlands Police have made use ofits National Dash Cam Safety Portal 7,000 times since 2018, while West Mercia, […]


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