Launch of new Roads Policing Team in Northamptonshire is driving down crime

Increased arrests, a crackdown on traffic offences and a greater police presence are just some of the benefits resulting from the newly formed Roads Policing Team (RPT) who are driving down crime and improving road safety across Northamptonshire. In its first two months of activity, the RPT have completed 967 vehicle interactions with drivers and […]

Jo Shanmugalingam appointed as new Second Permanent Secretary at DfT

The Department for Transport (DfT) Permanent Secretary, with the approval of the Prime Minister, has today (3 May 2023) announced that Jo Shanmugalingam, currently a Director General at the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), has been appointed as the new Second Permanent Secretary at DfT. The Second Permanent Secretary, appointed following an open competition, […]

Second phase of £16 million improvement work set to start on A595

A major upgrade of the A595 at Moresby, Cumbria is set to take another step forward. Embankment repairs and drainage improvements feature in National Highways’ £16 million scheme, which will help to keep drivers on the move and reduce the need for future repairs. A new drainage system to reduce the risk of flooding on […]

England planning a 263 mile feast for Coronation

England is planning 263 miles of street parties to celebrate the upcoming Coronation of King Charles III. Analysis of road closures logged with roadworks data company suggests the country will be putting out the bunting en masse over the Coronation weekend, with a total of 3,092 official street party events registered across 75 English […]

Bosch gives automotive supply business its own division

Engineering company Bosch has announced it is responding to a trend toward software-based automotive engineering by realigning its automotive-supply business. Within Robert Bosch GmbH, Bosch Mobility will in the future be managed as a business sector with responsibility for its own business and its own leadership team. The company says this is because “more than […]

Transport Scotland looks to inspire future engineers

Bookings are now being taken for visits and online sessions as part of Transport Scotland’s expanded education programme for schools, based at the Forth Bridges Education Centre in South Queensferry. The popular STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) programme provides hands-on engineering-based learning opportunities for pupils from Primary 3 and above across Scotland. Originally set […]

Cycling levels down a quarter on lockdown peak

New figures released by the Department for Transport suggest that cycling levels in England are down on their peak levels seen in March 2021, but that they are still far above 2013 levels. In March 2021, cycling levels peaked during the coronavirus pandemic with an increase of 63% since December 2013. COVID-19 restrictions were still […]

RAC uncovers problems with nine-in-10 yellow box junctions councils want to enforce

On the back of the Government’s decision last year to let councils outside London and Cardiff apply for powers to enforce moving traffic offences, some 27 local authorities have put forward proposals to enforce 111 yellow box junctions, a new report from the RAC reveals. After commissioning chartered engineer Sam Wright, who was formally responsible for […]

Police officer sacked for lying about speeding

A police constable’s been sacked without notice after giving a dishonest reason for speeding on the M4. Police Oracle reports that last August PC Stewart Argyle was driving a police vehicle containing a detainee when he activated a speed camera while driving at 62 mph in a 50 limit. He claimed that the prisoner had […]

RSMA and National Highways sign MoU for UK road trials

The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) and National Highways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that shall help facilitate the on-road testing of new road marking and stud products on the Strategic Road Network (SRN).    It has been well over a decade since the UK last had a dedicated site for on-road trials […]


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