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Speed is a critical factor in preventing life-changing injuries during a crash. So why aren’t we doing more to manage speeds on our roads? Join TRL for a webinar featuring a panel of leading experts who will share their experiences on speed and consider if we need to change our attitudes towards the speeds of […]

Tarmac is awarded Gold membership by The 5% Club

For two year’s running, Tarmac has been awarded Gold accredited membership via The 5% Club’s 2023-24 Employer Audit Scheme. The award recognises the company’s significant contribution to the continued development of all its employees through “earn and learn” schemes such as apprenticeships, graduate schemes and sponsored student course placements. The 5% Club is a dynamic movement […]

Consultation on potential changes to Kings Road outbound bus lane in Reading

Proposals to change the use of a bus lane on the main route east out of Reading are now out for consultation. Reading Borough Council is asking for views on a potential change to the vehicles permitted to use the eastbound bus lane out of Reading on Kings Road towards Cemetery Junction. The potential change […]

Merseyside using Acusensus technology to identify distracted drivers

Merseyside Police have announced they are using technology from the road safety company Acusensus which utilises artificial intelligence to identify individuals using their mobile phone or traveling without a seatbelt. The force says this will support road safety enforcement with the implementation of a mobile device fitted to a van to allow for mobile enforcement meaning […]

Significant carbon savings from street lighting achieved in Oxfordshire

Latest reports show Oxfordshire County Council’s street lighting energy consumption has significantly decreased following LED conversion works, delivered by VolkerHighways. The project, which involves converting 34,000 Lanterns to LEDs, along residential and high-speed routes across Oxfordshire roads, is now over 92% complete. To date, from converting almost 32,500 lanterns to LEDs, approximately 4,800 tonnes of […]

Highland Council to raise some 20mph limits back to 30mph

Highland Council has started a review of 20mph limits introduced to its roads on a trial basis earlier this year. The authority said several routes would return to their original 30mph speed limit from the start of next year. Highland Council is taking part in a Transport Scotland pilot project ahead of a planned national […]

New laws to safely roll out self-driving vehicles across British roads

New laws introduced into Parliament yesterday (8 November 2023) will put safety at the heart of the roll-out of self-driving vehicle technology and position the UK as world-leaders of this exciting £42 billion industry. As announced in the King’s Speech on Tuesday 7 November, the government’s new Automated Vehicles (AV) Bill will deliver one of the most […]

Quieter and safer road proposals developed with the local community in Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Council has taken a proactive approach by engaging with residents, local businesses, and interest groups to collaboratively design the first Active Pompey Neighbourhood. The primary objective of this initiative is to alleviate issues such as excessive through traffic, congestion, and speeding, all while enhancing pedestrian and cycling safety that makes it easier to […]

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