Changing weather patterns worrying bridge engineers, says RAC Foundation

One in every twenty-five council-maintained road bridges in Great Britain is officially deemed as substandard, according to research by the RAC Foundation. In December 2023 the Foundation approached all 208 local highways authorities in England, Scotland and Wales, and based its analysis on Freedom of Information responses from 201 of them. Between them, the 201 […]

VESOS eCall solution provides road safety benefit “there for the taking”

Motoring and road safety stakeholders are welcoming the National Highways award of pathfinder funding for new initiatives to help manage hazards on motorways and major A roads, including the VESOS solution for harnessing the benefit of data generated by the eCall system.” VESOS is one of nine new ideas selected by National Highways to receive […]

The practicalities of owning an EV evinced by RAC Foundation report

The RAC Foundation has published a report by director, Steve Gooding, in the practicalities of owning an EV. Gooding’s personal observation of driving a battery-electric vehicle around south-east England and trying to recharge it at a number of locations, with various types and speeds of charger, operated by different companies, makes for fascinating reading. By […]

Proportion of substandard road bridges falls

The proportion of road bridges managed by councils across Great Britain that are classified as ‘substandard’ has fallen slightly over the past year. However, 1 in every 24 bridges (4.3%) is still unable to carry the heaviest vehicles on our roads, including lorries of up to 44 tonnes, according to the RAC Foundation. Many of […]

Agilysis Launches Safe System Capacity Survey to evaluate situation across Britain

In anticipation of the release of the Road Safety Framework from the Department for Transport, Agilysis is launching a new national survey to understand the existing capacity we have for implementing the Safe System in Britain. The survey is asking; how well equipped are local authorities, emergency services and partners to influence all aspects of […]

NH accused of wasting money on rebrand

The head of the RAC Foundation and a former Director General at the Department for Transport, Steve Gooding, has criticised the “eye-watering” cost of rebranding Highways England to National Highways. The website Construction News has discovered through a Freedom of Information request that the rebrand is set to cost the taxpayer nearly £402,000 in total […]

One in six speeding offences “cancelled”

More than one in six speeding offences detected by police forces in England and Wales ends up being cancelled, according to analysis by the RAC Foundation of the latest official data. During 2020-21, a total of 2,426,950 cases of speeding were recorded by constabularies in the two countries and later reported to the Home Office. […]

RAC Foundation publishes report into veteran connected car project

A report into the value of connected vehicles, including in-vehicle signage, has been published, highlighting the fact that three cars built at the start of the 20th century could be fitted with latest technology. The project, with the RAC Foundation and overseen by leading consultant Andy Graham of White Willow Consulting, saw the three vehicles […]


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