Drivers “unknowingly putting themselves in danger during motorway breakdowns”

Nearly eight-in-ten (78%) drivers would unknowingly put themselves in danger after breaking down on the motorway and stopping on the hard shoulder, new RAC research suggests. Only a fifth (22%) of the 1,900 drivers surveyed would do the right thing after breaking down on one of the UK’s fastest roads on a cold and wet […]

M5 named England’s most popular motorway

The UK’s drivers have rated the M5 as the most popular motorway in England in a new survey from the independent watchdog, Transport Focus. In the Strategic Roads User Survey the M5 motorway between the Midlands and the South West had the highest overall satisfaction at 82%. The M5 has also improved both its overall satisfaction rating […]

Road traffic remains below pre-pandemic levels, but vans buck the trend

New figures from the Department for Transport show overall traffic levels in the year ending June 2023 were higher than in year ending June 2022, but below pre-pandemic levels. It shows there were 328.2 billion vehicle miles driven in the year, 2.3% above last year but still 1.4% below the year to June 2018, five […]

“Frightening” rise in motorway wrong-way driving

The number of reports of vehicles being driven the wrong way on England’s motorways rose by 13% in a year, an investigation has found. Sky News reports National Highways figures show 872 incidents involving “oncoming vehicles” were reported in the year to 19 June. That is up from 770 during the previous 12 months, and […]

Changes to Highway Code that will help make high-speed roads safer go live

New rules to make England’s motorways and high-speed roads even safer have come into effect today in a major update to The Highway Code. The update includes clearer advice on where to stop in an emergency, the importance of not driving in a lane closed by a Red X and how variable speed limits are […]

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