road safety

ORR says Highways England given 'insufficient' safety funds

13/08/2020

Highways England was not sufficiently funded to improve roads on its network that fell below an internationally recognised safety rating, despite a clear pledge in its 2015-2020 delivery plan, its regulator has stated.

Road safety charity launches £300,000 COVID-19 fund

12/08/2020

A £300,000 fund has been opened to help local authorities respond to changing road use and emerging road safety issues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ORR lets Highways England off the hook on safety pledge

31/07/2020

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has said no action will be taken against Highways England despite the Government-owned company failing to meet a key safety commitment.

Annual road casualty statistics show slight relief

30/07/2020

The Government's provisional road casualty statistics report reveals there were 1,748 reported road deaths in 2019 in Great Britain, a 2% fall on 2018.

Highways England to raise the speed limit through roadworks

27/07/2020

Highways England has announced it will increase the basic speed limit at which motorists can drive through roadworks from 50mph to 60mph.

Highways England must ramp up safety spending, RSF says

23/07/2020

An independent review of Highways England’s spending on safety has found that it is inadequate to meet its short-term and long-term safety targets.

Brexit trade deals must protect vehicle safety standards, ministers told

20/07/2020

Road safety experts have called on the Government to maintain EU vehicle standards after Brexit and not bow to pressure to accept US or Australian regulations under any free trade agreements.

DfT bans old tyres to boost safety

16/07/2020

Ministers have announced a ban on tyres aged 10 years and older on lorries, buses and coaches on roads in England, Scotland and Wales.

Cold Comfort Digital Academy launched after Scotland postponement

16/07/2020

The next physical Cold Comfort Scotland event will now take place on 22 April 2021 with its place in the calendar this September filled by a new virtual event – the Cold Comfort Digital Academy.

Roads policing review 'anticipates critical inspection report'

13/07/2020

Ministers have announced a review of roads policing to address stalling progress in reducing the number of people killed and seriously injured on Britain’s roads.

Highways England struggles to reverse rising SRN death toll

09/07/2020

The number of people killed on Highways England’s road network is now above the trajectory needed to achieve a 40% cut by 2020, having risen for four consecutive years between 2014 and 2018.

Manchester's CYCLOPS junction design shows new vision

03/07/2020

The UK‘s first CYCLOPS junction has been launched in Hulme, South Manchester, separating pedestrians and cyclists from traffic through a new unique design.

Safety warning over unsecured loads

02/07/2020

Highways England has reminded drivers to check that the loads they are carrying are safely secured as it released a video of a roadworker being knocked down by a flying metal object and images of items strewn across roads.

Local Diary: The fight for data-driven safety models

02/07/2020

The latest in Highways' Local Diary series - Kully Boden, highway asset team leader for Derby City Council, reports on a research project to develop a local authority crash model for skid resistance.

Safety schemes are shovel-ready too, says RSF

02/07/2020

A leading road safety charity and an insurer have called on ministers to provide new funding to tackle England’s highest risk roads.

Italian job set to save lives

01/07/2020

Safety and security specialist Highway Care has a deal with Italian firm SMA Road Safety to become UK Distributor of SMA’s full range of road safety solutions.

Link-up aims to be the new word in safety

23/06/2020

Safety and security firm Highway Care and technology provider Neology have announced a new partnership for the use of Temporary Average Speed at Roadworks.

Shapps won't budge on limits despite rise in 'extreme speeding'

14/05/2020

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has refused to limit speeds across England despite the lockdown's quiet roads prompting an increase in extreme speeding.

Funding for toolkit to protect vulnerable road users

07/05/2020

The Road Safety Foundation has been awarded nearly £200,000 to develop a specialist resource to help local authorities analyse risks to vulnerable road users in towns and cities.

Smart motorways: Before and after

09/04/2020

The Department for Transport’s ‘stocktake’ of smart motorways was launched last October and originally due to take weeks. It was published in March this year and argued that smart motorways were a safety improvement – but a qualified one. An action plan has been launched to address concerns. However, Dominic Browne argues that questions remain.

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