Greater Manchester launches ‘hard-hitting’ Safer Roads campaign

The real-life impact of traffic collisions is laid bare in a hard-hitting campaign featuring bereaved parents and emergency services staff.  As part of the ‘It’s Time’ campaign, the Safer Roads Partnership is calling on motorists to think differently about how they drive and the journeys they are going to make, before getting behind the wheel.  On average, 681 people have been killed or seriously injured on […]

School children in Portsmouth take part in Schools Streets trial

Pupils from Portsmouth primary schools taking part in a School Streets trial will have fun by earning rewards while enjoying safer, healthier routes to and from school, with help from a digital challenge led by the Pompey Monsters To make journeys to school exciting and rewarding, parents and carers whose children attend schools taking part […]

Work underway to install LED street lights across Suffolk

Suffolk County Council and Bouygues Energies & Services have started work replacing 43,400 street lighting lanterns in Suffolk with LED versions. SCC and Bouygues E&S say they have joined forces with the aim of reducing energy, minimising light pollution, bringing down ongoing maintenance costs for the Authority and providing the best value to residents. SCC […]

Scotland-Ireland tunnel plan “dead”

It seems like the idea to build a tunnel between Scotland and Northern Ireland will be shelved because there’s no money to pay for it. The Irish Times says Boris Johnson’s idea to construct the £15 million tunnel will hot happen because there isn’t the money to pay for it. The report says the idea has […]

Multiple arrests after M25 slip roads shut

A group of environmental campaigners have caused long traffic jams by staging a sit-in on slip roads onto the M25. The co-ordinated action across several roads around the orbital, including near Heathrow and the Dartford Crossing led to 42 arrests. Protest group Insulate Britain tweeted that it was “disrupting the M25” to “demand the government […]

More work underway on A83

A fresh round of maintenance work is getting underway on the A83 between Inverary and Lochgilphead. The overnight project will involve teams reinstating traffic loops across a section of the A83 near Minard. Contractor Bear Scotland says works are set to begin on Tuesday 14 September and will take approximately four nights to complete. The […]

NH releases footage of lorry driver with phone held to each ear

National Highways has published footage of a lorry driver caught using two mobile phones at the same time as he drove along the M5. But, it points out, what he didn’t realise was the vehicle travelling alongside was an unmarked National Highways ‘HGV cab’ – and there were two police officers inside. The footage, taken […]

Thatcham plans world-first Automated Driving System consumer ratings

The Thatcham research body has announced funding for a proof-of-concept consumer safety rating for Automated Driving Systems. In a project with Zenzic, the independent rating will initiatally focus on Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS). This technology could see motorists driving hands-free on UK motorways at limited speeds within a year. The goal is that this […]


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