Roadworkers in Berkshire faced stabbing threats from motorists

Road operatives working at the California Cross junction in Finchampstead, have faced both verbal and physical assaults as they began roadworks last week. Workers received threats of being stabbed and punched, while another was deliberately struck by a car, Wokingham Borough Council has reported. A motorist threatened to stab a worker before speeding off while […]

UK Power Networks launches ‘Game-changing’ roadworks tool

An automated roadworks planning tool is cutting connection times for customers, in a trial led by UK Power Networks. The company successfully used 1Streetworks software in phase one of a trial to quote for and connect small power connections for customers. It reduced the hours surveyors spent on labour-intensive streetworks design plans from hours to […]

WMG launches new national initiative to educate the public on automated vehicles

The research establishment WMG at The University of Warwick has launched an initiative aimed at building public confidence in self-driving technology through a programme of education and engagement. It says PAVE UK, with the Department for Business and Trade, the Department for Transport, the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), and Transport for West […]

More than 175 traffic offences detected on the M1 in Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire Police have been working with National Highways’ unmarked HGV this month identifying more than 175 offences as part of the latest operation to crackdown on illegal and irresponsible drivers using the county’s major road network. Officers from the Safer Roads Team, supported by colleagues from the Roads Policing Team, Serious Collision Investigation Unit and […]

Government offers funding to help more black cab drivers go green

The Government has announced an extension to the Plug-in Taxi Grant, meaning cab drivers will receive £6,000 per vehicle for swapping to an EV. The extension will run until April next year, which the government says provides certainty to those who are looking to make the switch to electric. It says that, since its introduction […]

TRL explains Intelligent Speed Assistance at SMLL event

TRL is dissemination event at Smart Mobility Living Lab in Woolwich in London on 12 March discussing Intelligent Speed Assistance. Understanding the Future of Safe Driving with Intelligent Speed Assistance features a morning of talks, discussions, and a view into the future of safer roads. The event promises ‘You will get ‘first-hand knowledge of ISA […]

Official webinar series launched in run-up to ITS World Congress in Dubai

ERTICO – ITS Europe will host a series of webinars to turn the spotlight on the 2024 ITS World Congress, which will take place in Dubai on 16-20 September under the theme of  ‘Mobility Driven by ITS’. The webinars will focus on this year’s Congress topics: Urban Mobility, Clean Mobility, Automated Mobility, and Innovation in Mobility […]

Blackwall Tunnel to see southbound traffic closures in March and April

Transport for London has advised drivers that the Blackwall Tunnel will be closed to southbound traffic across the weekends of 23-25 March and 13-15 April to help support carriageway works on the northbound Blackwall Tunnel approach. The new closure will follow the previously announced southbound closure across the weekend of 24-26 February. It explains the […]


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