King: Use VED to create national pothole fund

The AA’s Edmund King believes Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) should be used to create a national protected fund that can be used to pay for future road improvements, such as the repair of potholes. “You need all the money to be ring fenced so it is spent on maintenance,” he said. “If you had a […]

Acusensus hail AA support for AI distracted driving solution

The manager of AI road safety company Acusensus says the AA’s call for their technology to be rolled out across the UK is an important step towards the solution being used operationally, saving lives on our highways. Geoff Collins has welcomed the AA Charitable Trust’s support for the cameras which automatically detect whether people could […]

AA releases advice on speed camera myths

The AA has produced a new guide explaining speed cameras, why they’re there and why people can’t cheat them. “It’s a tired stereotype that drivers think of speed cameras as the enemy,” the introduction reads. “In June 2019, our Populus poll asked Members if it was acceptable to use speed cameras to identify vehicles involved […]

Industry reacts to scrapping of new smart motorways

Following the Prime Minister’s decision to rule out the building of new smart motorways, the industry has been giving its reaction. Max Sugarman, Chief Executive at Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK), said: “Whilst we acknowledge that the Government will stop construction of all new smart motorways, it is important to note that these roads […]

AA warns Highway Code changes could lead to more rear-end crashes

There’s a warning changes to the Highway Code mean drivers will now have to stop for pedestrians waiting to cross at junctions, with the AA warning that means motorists would be at risk of being rear-ended. The new rules, which came into force over the weekend, mean drivers will have more responsibility to look out […]

AA warns of Birmingham CAZ confusion

The AA is warning that there could be extra minor shunts in Birmingham if drivers try to take last-minute detours to avoid the city’s new £8 charge for entering its clean air zone. Birmingham Live reports that it has counted 40 different signs in the run-up to the zone as you drive from the busy […]


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