Amey secures North East roads contract in Scotland

Amey has been named by Transport Scotland as the preferred bidder to take over its improved roads maintenance contracts in the North East. The contract, worth up to an estimated £540m will begin on 16 August and run for eight years with a potential to extend for a further four years. The maintenance work Amey […]

More than £12 million in compensation paid to motorists between 2018-202, says What Car? report

Councils and road authorities across Britain paid out more than £12 million in compensation to motorists between 2018 and 2021 for damage caused by poor road surfaces and potholes. The figure was revealed following a What Car? investigation, which also showed that motorists logged more than 145,000 compensation claims for vehicle damage during that period. Of those claims, 37,366 […]

Dorset Council starts programme of proactive road maintenance

Dorset Council has started a programme of proactive road maintenance in the county. This financial year, the Department for Transport funding dedicated to carriageway maintenance in the council area will be £11.6m. On top of this, Dorset Council Cabinet awarded £6.7m of additional investment into highway maintenance – with around £4.6m being invested in proactive, […]

New UK cars could get automatic speed limiters

The Government is expected to open a consultation into plans for the UK to fall in line with European Union rules and mandate automatic speed limiters in new cars. The Telegraph reports the consultation will look at a range of vehicle safety measures that reduce engine power or set off alarms if drivers exceed the […]

Edinburgh to begin charging for EV charge points

Costs for using electric vehicle chargers owned and provided by the City of Edinburgh Council will be introduced on Sunday 1 May. Charges, which will be displayed at existing charging points, were agreed as part of the budget-setting process earlier this year. The Council says any revenue generated will be used to fund the ongoing […]

Driver caught doing 126mph on single lane road

Police in Scotland have caught a driver speeding at an average 126 miles per hour along a stretch of single-lane-in-each-direction road. In a tweet it says Highlands and Islands officers stopped a VW Golf on the A835 near Maryburgh. “It’s not a race track and it’s not just you to think about. Slow down”, the […]

Edinburgh in line for congestion charge

Drivers will be charged to enter Edinburgh and there will be a workplace parking levy on some of the biggest companies in Scotland’s capital if the Scottish National Party is re-elected to run Edinburgh City Council next month. The Herald reports that in a key local election pledge, the party wants to charge commuting drivers […]

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