More police forces join National Highways trial of Acusensus safety cameras

A trial of new mobile technology which can automatically detect motorists who are not wearing a seatbelt or using mobile phones while driving is being extended, with police across the country taking part. Ten police forces will be using the kit from Australian company Acusensus, which is mounted to a vehicle or trailer and has […]

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 […]

Keeping roads safer daily by working tirelessly through the night

As Highway Care announces a major expansion of its operations team, Head of Operations, Mark Greenfield discusses the importance of ensuring barrier is correctly installed, on time and in the right location to enable maintenance projects to go ahead safely on schedule. Do you remember reading the Elves and the Shoemaker as a kid? Every […]

Motorists fight speeding fines after signage error

Hundreds of motorists are reported to be planning to take action against Transport for London over inaccurate road signs which have left many of them with speeding fines and points on their driving licences. BBC London reports that the sign, on the A20 at Sidcup, south-east London, shows 50mph, but the actual limit is 40mph […]

Solar Gates UK Operations Director, Christopher Long, invited by HS2 to meet new conservative candidate for Weald of Kent, Katie Lam

Solar Gates UK, leaders in solar powered site security, are privileged to announce that Operations Director, Christopher Long, has been invited by High-Speed Two (HS2) to meet with the recently appointed Conservative candidate for the newly created seat of Weald of Kent. The meeting aims to foster collaboration and celebrate the contributions of local businesses, […]

NY Highways gets ISO accreditation

North Yorkshire-based highways maintenance business NY Highways has achieved health and safety, environmental and quality ISO accreditations, which it says are set to help grow its operations. The Integrated Management System (IMS) team at NY Highways undertook a nine-month project, working with colleagues to ensure processes and procedures were implemented within the business. The IMS […]

New transport safety officers for Essex

Front-line safety officers will be rolled out in Essex to help stamp out anti-social behaviour on public transport. As part of a partnership including Thurrock Council and Southend-on-Sea City Council, Essex County Council has been awarded £490,000 by the Department for Transport (DfT). This will fund a pilot to recruit, vet, train and deploy six […]

Self-driving vehicles “could save NHS up to £2.3bn every year”

The insurer AXA UK is calling on the Government to prioritise self-driving legislation in the forthcoming King’s Speech after its new analysis suggested it has the potential to save the UK billions of pounds in costs relating to road crashes. Government data has shown road collisions cost the UK £43.2bn in 2022. Of this, £2.3bn […]

ORR updates on National Highways’ safety KPI

Latest figures from the Department for Transport show that 1,944 people were killed or seriously injured on the Strategic Road Network in 2022. This is 38% lower than the 2005-2009 average baseline but means that National Highways must deliver a further improvement of 12 percentage points (376 KSIs) to achieve its target of a 50% […]

Valerann bringing AI crash detection technology to Peru

British data analytics company Valerann has introduced its Lanternn AI and advanced data analytics solution to a motorway in Peru. To improve road safety and road management, the LIMA EXPRESA, which a VINCI Highways company and the concessionaire of the Vía de Evitamiento and the Línea Amarilla express road, has announced the successful deployment of […]


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