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Local bridge standards decline and full collapses increase

24/03/2022

The number of substandard local road bridges across Great Britain has increased for the second year running to reach 3,211, according to a major survey.

ADEPT/RAC Foundation: Council bridges decline as scour checks fall

29/01/2021

The number of substandard road bridges managed by councils across Great Britain is increasing, new research shows.

RAC Foundation helps code for safer roads

07/01/2021

The RAC Foundation has published a self-help training manual for the use of the statistical programming language R for road safety analysis.

Job’s a Gooding: Steve to be CILT president

17/12/2020

Highways columnist Steve Gooding will be the president of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK for 2021.

RAC Foundation appoints new chair

06/05/2020

The RAC Foundation has announced that Neville Jackson – former chief technology and innovation officer at the consultancy Ricardo PLC - has taken over as its chair from Joe Greenwell CBE.

Older drivers 'should be helped, not tested'

27/01/2020

The RAC Foundation has called for older drivers to be offered higher levels of in-car technology rather any system of mass retesting.

The sense of a road ending

27/01/2020

Former director at the Department for Transport and current RAC Foundation director Steve Gooding discusses when and how we should hang up the keys.

RAC Foundation making progress on collision investigation branch

27/11/2018

The RAC Foundation is making progress on the Department for Transport sponsored Road Collision Investigation Project, with the police forces involved, and their allocations from the £480,000 government grant, due to be finalised in early 2019.

Comment: 1,792 people deserve action

18/06/2018

Former director of the Department for Transport and current director of the RAC Foundation, Steve Gooding, talks about life’s hardest lessons.

Crash investigation teams to be trialled

13/06/2018

The Government has announced a three-year trial under which dedicated investigation teams will be deployed to UK roads to analyse the cause of road collisions.

Cutting ribbons on old roads

23/03/2018

Steve Gooding, former director at the Department for Transport and current director of the RAC Foundation, argues that highway maintenance still does not get the support it deserves.

More than 3,000 British road bridges substandard - RAC Foundation

10/03/2017

More than 3,000 council-maintained road bridges in Great Britain are substandard, according to research by the RAC Foundation.

Learner drivers to take lessons on motorways under new proposals

03/01/2017

Transport Minister Andrew Jones has set out plans to allow learner drivers to have driving lessons on motorways before passing their test.  

£756m surplus from council parking

13/12/2016

Westminster had the largest parking surplus in 2015/16 of £55.9 million with the amount of money left over from council parking operations during this period reaching a record high of £756m.

Study shows pothole compensation claim made every 17 minutes

13/10/2016

A study carried out by the RAC Foundation shows that drivers made at least 31,483 claims against councils for vehicle damage caused by poor road conditions in the last financial year.

Over 4,000 miles of road have no mobile coverage

02/12/2015

Almost 4,600 miles of British roads have no mobile phone coverage, according to research carried out by the RAC Foundation.

Local road spending at lowest level for a decade

24/11/2015

Capital spending on local roads in England is at its lowest level for well over a decade.

RAC Foundation reveals pothole compensation claims

29/09/2015

Drivers made a pothole compensation claim every 18 minutes during the last financial year, according to information released by the RAC Foundation.

RAC calls for road safety targets

21/09/2015

New casualty reduction targets need to be introduced if the recent increase in people being hurt on the roads is not to be repeated, according to the RAC Foundation.

RAC and PACTS report shows varied road casualty rates

26/05/2015

Progress made in cutting death and injury on roads across the UK has varied dramatically over the past five years, according to a report carried out by the RAC Foundation and the Parliamentary Advisory Committee for Transport Safety (PACTS).

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