RSMA and Partners Aim to Dispel Microplastics Myth

The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) has today announced it is working with the European Union Roads Federation (ERF) and other road marking associations across Europe to generate robust evidence to counter continued misrepresentation by academic bodies and commercial entities that road markings are a significant contributor to microplastic pollution. The vast majority of information […]

Innovative carbon negative asphalt wins national award

Rotherham Council and SteelPhalt have won the Innovation Award at the 2022 ALARM Risk Awards for its pioneering use of carbon negative asphalt in the borough. Earlier this year, the new asphalt was on a stretch of Broom Lane, just outside the town centre as part of the £24 Million to 2024 Roads Programme. The […]

Liverpool City Council start public consultation on three new cycle routes

A major public consultation has being launched to get views on improvements to three cycle routes in Liverpool. Liverpool City Council is asking the public for their feedback on the proposed permanent lanes, which are located on the following routes: • East Lancashire Road to the city centre – from Norris Green to Breck Road and on […]

London council wants to introduce road user charging

A borough council in East London has written to the capital’s mayor asking to be included in any pilot road user charging project. Hackney Council’s mayor Philip Glanville’s letter to Sadiq Khan welcoming proposal to extend London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to cover the whole of Greater London, but says the council believes the […]

Women manage driverless cars better – research

A new study suggests that women are better at taking back control of a driverless vehicle when required, have faster reaction times, hold more stable wheel control and engage in fewer reckless manoeuvres. Researchers at Newcastle University have concluded that driverless car software may need to have settings based on gender and age, so that […]

Nearly a quarter of vehicle fatalities were not wearing a seatbelt

New figures from the Department for Transport confirms that people who do not wear seatbelts are disproportionately more likely to die in road crashes. It says that, while seatbelt wearing rates remain high overall, the latest road casualty statistics for 2020 show that 23% of car occupant fatalities in reported road collisions were not wearing […]

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