Member of public threatens roadworkers with axe

Frightening footage has emerged of a traffic management crew being threatened by a male member of the public with an axe. Believed to have taken place on the A36 between Beckington and Rode in Somerset the shocking video shows two traffic management operatives repeatedly threatened by the individual brandishing a dangerous weapon, reports Safer Highways. […]

Balfour Beatty Living Places to roll out abuse app across local authority contracts

The Stamp it Out led abuse reporting app now to move into a phased roll out amongst the Balfour Beatty Living Places local authority contracts. Following a successful deployment on the National Highways A63 improvement works, the Safer Highways led Roadworker abuse app now enters its second phase of deployment as it rolls out across […]

Highway maintenance worker’s foot run over by man in ‘heated’ argument

A heated argument in Kingsthorpe, Northampton ended in a highways maintenance worker’s foot being ran over by a car. The altercation took place on Friday, September 17 when a row occurred between the driver of a Mercedes and the maintenance worker between Welford Road and Harborough Road in the area. The worker was then driven […]

Kent County Council operatives verbally abused and worker struck by driver

More evidence has emerged of road workers being abused by members of the public this week. A group of Kent County Council operatives were verbally abused and a worker struck by a driver who drove above cones and signs, dragging them along the roads and causing workers to jump out the way as he drove […]

Highways sector tackling abuse head on according to Safer Highways Vice Chair

The highways industry is meeting the challenge of eradicating road worker abuse because of the on-going work of the Stamp It Out campaign, according to Joe Docherty, Vice Chairman of Safer Highways. He was speaking about the progress of the campaign on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester this week. This follows a report by the […]

Staffordshire County Council gives it support to end road worker abuse

Staffordshire County Council along with highways partner Amey have revealed how last year in the county there were 764 incidents involving abuse of workers being reported. These included incidents where drivers either entered roadwork safety zones through cones, threw objects, spat at or verbally abused highways operatives. Now the local authority has branded the abuse […]

Stamp It Out Campaign launches first online virtual summit

Stamp It Out, the industry-led campaign aiming to put an end to roadworker abuse, will hold its first online summit-Why Stamp It Out Now? The aim of this online virtual summit is to give the broader industry, client and local and national government an insight into the scale of the problem and the cause of […]

Sheffield City Council backs the Stamp it Out campaign

Drivers in Sheffield have been accused of throwing cones and barriers at council employees, shouting abuse, spitting and mounting pavements in fits of road rage over delays caused by maintenance work. In a bid to protect their staff from abuse from raging motorists in the city, Sheffield City Council has exposed some of the most […]

Stamp It Out releases strategy to eradicate roadworker abuse

A change to the law, education of both the industry and road users and an easy-to-use reporting mechanism are all needed to help eradicate road worker abuse, according to a new Stamp It Out Strategy document. Launched today, the strategy sets out a roadmap for the Stamp It Out Campaign, that includes four main objectives: […]

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