20mph approved for five Dorset communities

Five towns and villages in Dorset have the approval to proceed with the introduction of 20mph zones or speed limits. The town/parish councils for Langton Matravers, Bridport, Wimborne, Pimperne and Winfrith successfully applied to Dorset Council in 2023 for the new limits and zones. Residents gave their comments, support, or objections to the applications through […]

ANPR cameras to be used to help make Medway’s roads even safer

New Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras have been installed at eight locations across Medway to help improve safety and congestion on Medway’s roads. The cameras will be used to enforce traffic signs and road markings and issue Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) for offences such as driving through a ‘no entry’ sign, illegal turns or […]

Mineral Products Association joins Driving for Better Business

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has partnered with National Highways’ Driving for Better Business (DfBB) scheme, reinforcing the industry’s ongoing commitments to road safety. The move means that the MPA – whose members collectively transport more than one million tonnes of construction materials every day – joins a growing number of UK organisations taking the […]

Can the 20mph speed limit work for motorists?

With the recent announcement that Wales is imposing a 20mph speed limit on most urbanroads, many motorists are concerned that this will lead to further congestion and longerjourneys. A petition against the move submitted to the Welsh Senedd has become the mostsigned petition in its history, garnering over 466,000 signatures. And with other parts of […]

ROSPA – Drive with added caution amid looming cold weather

With icy temperatures and ‘disruptive’ snow hitting large parts of Britain,  and parts of the UK still grappling with flooding, leading road experts The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has issued some vital road safety advice to the public. Advising on winter driving, Rebecca Guy, RoSPA’s Road Safety Manager for England, said: […]

Birmingham’s takes bold approach to road safety and transforming its streets

Birmingham City Council has launched a consultation on a new Road Harm Reduction Strategy aimed at tackling the unacceptable number of road collisions in which people are killed and seriously injured. The strategy renews and reinforces the council’s commitment to Vision Zero – the campaign to eliminate deaths and serious injury. Consultation runs from 8 January until 5 […]

GEM Road Safety Charity launches new website and invites funding applications

The GEM Road Safety Charity has launched a new website and is inviting applications for grants of up to £10,000 for road safety projects. The current funding window will remain open until Wednesday 31 January 2024. Details can be found on the new website. Since it was established in 1985, the GEM charity has funded many […]

Doncaster supports safe speeds campaign

City of Doncaster Councill is backing a national campaign to promote everyone’s right to safe and healthy journeys.  Road Safety Week, organised by the charity Brake, aims to reduce the number of people killed or injured as the result of a collision.  The theme for 2023 is speed and members of the South Yorkshire Safer […]

TRL asks safe speeds – what is safe enough?

As part of Road Safety Week, TRL’s Nancy Abira, Angela Fuller-Dapaah, Linda Masibo and John Fletcher have written a blog focusing on ‘Safe speeds- what is safe enough’. They write how the balance between arriving in good time and arriving safely is one that can be difficult to achieve, and research shows that for many commuters, the […]


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