Simpler road signs to protect small animals and boost safety

Hedgehogs and other small animals will be better protected on English roads under rule changes announced last month to make it easier for local authorities to put up wildlife warning signs. The current hedgehog sign will be updated following feedback from the sector to make it clearer for drivers. Alongside this, rules around the small […]

Six companies awarded contracts to carry out highways work in West Sussex

Six companies have been awarded contracts totalling more than £20million to carry out highways work in West Sussex. The county council contracts for 2024/25 cover areas such as resurfacing and patching roads, reconstructing and resurfacing footpaths, drainage schemes, crossings and signals. Landbuild Ltd will cover the Bus Services Improvement Plan, highway improvements, crossings and signals, […]

NPED founder calls for industry to work together to tackle illegal driving

The founder of the new National Persistent Evaders Database of drivers says it’s too much to expect the Police to work on their own to deal with people who ignore traffic rules and bans. Alan Wood, the CEO of NPED was reacting to news of calls for more traffic police to deal with offences, after […]

National Highways seeks £75m transformation delivery partner

National Highways has put out a tender for a Transformation Delivery Partnership Contract to provide a “centralised vehicle for transformation and change in National Highways that will drive forward a central approach across the whole of National Highways to ensure holistic departmental transformation”. It says the Transformation Delivery Partnership is expected to challenge, advise, and […]

Edinburgh sets date for pavement parking ban

Edinburgh Council has announced that enforcement against parking on pavements, parking at dropped kerbs and double parking will begin in the city on Monday, 29 January. Scottish regulations giving councils the power to enforce the new rules came into effect on 11 December, aimed at addressing “the inconvenience inconsiderate parking causes to all road users, […]

Driverless cars in San Francisco “can’t be ticketed”

Driverless vehicles in the Californian city of San Francisco are being held to a different standard to human-driven cars, with police pointing out they aren’t allowed to cite the empty vehicles for moving violations. The website reports police don’t have the authority under California’s vehicle code to ticket the cars for speeding, running red […]

Reading set for six new bus lanes

Planners in Reading are recommending the creation of six new bus lanes in the town to create a faster and even more reliable bus. £26 million is being invested into local bus services by the Council with the aim of attracting more passengers to use them. The council believes that key to achieving that is […]


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