“Window closing on infrastructure catch up”, warn government advisers

Failure to go further, faster over the next five years on plans for infrastructure delivery could constrain economic growth and threaten climate targets, according to the government’s official infrastructure advisers. Noting the UK has faced several years of disruption from Covid-19 and the cost-of-living crisis, the National Infrastructure Commission’s annual review charts a mixed picture […]

Young drivers the focus for Westcotec

Norfolk-based road safety technology firm Westcotec will once again be a key sponsor at this year’s Young Driver Focus, taking place at the RAC Club in London on Wednesday 22 May. According to Westcotec managing diector Chris Spinks, the event offers an opportunity for better understanding of the risks faced by young drivers, and for […]

PACTS manifesto calls for life-saving strategies

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has coordinated a groundbreaking manifesto calling for immediate and strategic action to address the persistent issue of road fatalities and serious injuries in the UK. With support from more than 33 leading organisations and growing by the day, the manifesto outlines four strategic priorities aimed at revolutionising road […]

Staffordshire: First phase of £1.25m Derby Road project nears completion 

Works to reconstruct and resurface the A5121 Derby Road between James Brindley Way and the Pirelli Roundabout are on track to be completed by 28 June.   The £1.25 million scheme includes repairs to drainage systems, kerbing, ironwork and footpaths where required.  Derby Road closed for a week at the end of April so that drainage […]

RAC: Record number of cars on the roads – but rate of growth beaten by delivery vans

Following the release of vehicle licensing statistics from the UK Government, RAC spokesperson Rod Dennis has responded. “While the number of cars on the road reached a record high last year of nearly 33.6m, the rate of growth over recent years hasn’t nearly matched that of new light goods vehicles (LGVs), including vans, that have […]

A52: Teams pull out all the stops to get roadworks finished in Notts

The latest technology was used to ensure the safety of workers and road users on an important A52 scheme in Nottinghamshire as National Highways carried out a string of essential works. Teams from across the sector came together to carry out the resurfacing and maintenance work, between the Nottingham Road RSPCA junction at Radcliffe on […]

Operation Brock contraflow to be deployed ahead of bank holiday weekend

Drivers are advised that the M20 will be closed between Maidstone and Ashford overnight on Wednesday (22 May) to allow the Operation Brock contraflow to be deployed.   The contraflow system is being deployed on a 13-mile section of the M20 between junctions 8 (for Maidstone) and 9 (at Ashford) ahead of the bank holiday, […]

DfT: New laws to be introduced to prosecute dangerous cyclists

The Government has today agreed to introduce new laws so cyclists who kill or seriously injure because of dangerous cycling, or who kill through careless cycling, face the same penalties as drivers and motorcyclists who do so. Ministers have backed an amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill, put forward by Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP, to […]


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