road safety

Council urges calm as LTN wars break out

22/06/2022

Oxfordshire County Council has urged residents and road users ‘to engage constructively’ with its consultation on trial low traffic neighbourhoods after vandalism costing £12,000 in a month.

National Highways panned over smart motorway secrecy

20/06/2022

National Highways has refused to disclose the outcome of a project testing computer analysis of CCTV images for stopped vehicle detection (SVD) on smart motorways - but implicitly conceded the idea is not being taken forward.

Legacy ALR scheme moves forward

16/06/2022

A major phase of the £200m project to upgrade a section of the M6 between Warrington and Wigan to an all lane running smart motorway will be completed this month.

Concrete barriers to boost safety on the M3

07/06/2022

National Highways has started work to install a concrete central barrier on a section of the M3 in Hampshire, despite shelving plans to convert the stretch to an all lane running (ALR) smart motorway.

Road casualties rise as traffic returns

27/05/2022

There were an estimated 1,560 deaths on British roads last year, as traffic levels recovered from significant falls in 2020.

National Highways admits room for improvement on SVD

16/05/2022

National Highways will look to upgrade its stopped vehicle detection technology on smart motorways after it recently failed to detect stationary vehicles before two serious crashes and already plans to upgrade one of the earliest installations of the technology.

Smart motorways update shows progress but concerns remain

12/05/2022

A new National Highways report on smart motorways details further improvements to the controversial roads but reveals that all lane running (ALR) schemes still raise safety concerns.

RAC warns against 'hasty' e-scooter legalisation

29/04/2022

Grant Shapps has indicated that he plans to lift the ban on privately owned e-scooters, with legislation expected in the Queen's Speech in May.

Shapps pleads ignorance on refuge areas

27/04/2022

Grant Shapps has told MPs that he does not know whether National Highways includes slip roads within its definition of emergency refuge areas (EAs) for the purpose of providing a minimum spacing on smart motorways.

West Sussex launches county-wide speed limit and safety review

25/04/2022

West Sussex County Council has launched a county-wide road safety review, including looking at speed limits and traffic management.

Highway Code changes to support self-driving cars

20/04/2022

The slow pace of transition to self-driving has again been highlighted after ministers confirmed changes to the Highway Code to cover ‘the first wave’ of the technology, nearly a year after a consultation.

Harris to give inquest evidence

05/04/2022

National Highways boss Nick Harris is set to give evidence at the inquest into the death of a woman killed on a smart motorway section of the M1 in South Yorkshire.

ADEPT criticises 60mph limit on single carriageways

04/04/2022

Council directors have called for urgent changes to how road speeds are managed, suggesting the 60mph national speed limit on single carriageway rural roads was a 'particular concern'.

National Highways reveals latest safety rating for SRN

01/04/2022

National Highways has unveiled its latest detailed safety assessment of the entire strategic road network, revealing that progress has been made in boosting safe travel between 2015 and 2020, although a key pledge was missed.

Exclusive: Govt considering new type of refuge for smart motorways

29/03/2022

National Highways could use some of the £390m pledged to retrofit emergency areas (EAs) on smart motorways to install a new type of place to stop on locations such as slip roads, Highways can reveal.

Walkers and cyclists blamed for Snake Pass closure

18/03/2022

Derbyshire County Council has blamed ‘cyclists riding on the wrong side of the road and family groups walking down the middle of the road’ for its controversial decision to extend the temporary closure of the A57 Snake Pass to cyclists and walkers.

Exclusive: Shapps challenged over smart motorway safety pledge

18/03/2022

A senior MP has challenged the transport secretary over a select committee request for smart motorway emergency areas (EAs) to be closer together after it emerged a key safety pledge could be watered down.

Khan hails School Streets success with 500 across London

10/03/2022

There are now more than 500 School Streets across London, mayor Sadiq Khan has announced, and walking is now the main way 58% of children aged 5-11 in London get to school.

Flagship £139m bypass opens in Wales

22/02/2022

The A487 Caernarfon and Bontnewydd bypass has been completed ahead of time and opened to traffic on Saturday but was briefly closed within hours following a crash.

Shapps urged to adopt vehicle safety measures

02/02/2022

Six Former transport ministers have written to transport secretary Grant Shapps, urging the Government to adopt new vehicle safety measures to help ‘reduce deaths and injuries’ on UK roads.

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