road safety

Highways England 'considering findings' of CCTV stopped vehicle trial

19/01/2021

Highways England has met a pledge in its Delivery Plan to carry out a large-scale trial of a CCTV-based alternative to its existing stopped vehicle detection system.

Smart motorways 'contributed to deaths'

19/01/2021

A coroner has described all lane running smart motorway schemes as presenting ‘an ongoing risk of future deaths’ and called for a new review into their safety.

TfL held to account over casualty rates

14/01/2021

Transport for London has unveiled a new online tool that it said will enable organisations and the public to see the level of road casualties in the capital.

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.

Highways England could face corporate manslaughter charge over smart motorway death

05/01/2021

Highways England could face a corporate manslaughter charge over the death of passenger from a broken down vehicle on a smart motorway.

Dashboard gives 'unique insight' into local road danger

25/11/2020

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has launched an online dashboard that provides information about crashes in each MP’s constituency.

Highways England: Take extra care at roadworks to save lives

18/11/2020

Highways England has revealed new research and video that it says show the dangers of drivers not paying attention through roadworks.

Official figures confirm rise in Scottish road deaths

28/10/2020

Final figures for Scotland's road safety record in 2019 have confirmed that the number of people killed in crashes increased from 161 in 2018 to 165, while a further 2,016 people were seriously injured.

Thatcham and ABI give ALKS the red X

23/10/2020

Researchers and insurers have urged ministers to rethink a plan to introduce self-driving technology onto UK roads early next year ‘because it will put lives at risk’.

Spy in the cab targets dangerous driving

16/10/2020

Police in southern England detected 305 driving offences in a nine-day operation after officers acquired HGV licences so they could operate a lorry cab on the strategic road network.

Police must adopt covert anti-speeding operations, report says

15/10/2020

Police forces and safer road partnerships should launch programmes of 'covert or random enforcement' making use of mobile speed cameras, a new report argues.

Bath widens 20mph limits to cut vehicle dominance

15/10/2020

Bath and North East Somerset Council is set to extend 20mph limits to some of the main routes in and out of Bath for the first time.

UK companies win €1.2m to use satellite tech in road studs

13/10/2020

Valerann and Excelerate Technology have won €1.2m funding from the European Space Agency (ESA) to use satellite technologies for road safety, traffic management and autonomous cars.

Inclusive roads: Making highways improve health and save lives

08/10/2020

Speaking to ADEPT's annual traffic management conference, Kate Carpenter of Jacobs gave an important analysis of the role of modern road and vehicle design in public health.

RoSPA warns of 'another lost decade' on road safety

01/10/2020

New statistics have confirmed that the number of deaths on British roads continued to flatline at the end of the last decade, although the number of other casualties fell.

UN backs worldwide 20mph limits

24/09/2020

The United Nations has backed the use of 30km/h (approx 20mph) limits as part of a worldwide drive to cut road deaths and injuries by half.

Call for £1.2bn safety boost as UK falls behind

17/09/2020

A new report has called for an investment package of £1.2bn to improve the safety of more than 5,000km of roads and prevent more than 8,000 fatal and serious injuries over the next 20 years.

Dangerous drivers could face life sentences

14/09/2020

The Government has pledged to change the law next year to meet an earlier pledge to introduce tougher sentences for ‘killer drivers’.

Latest figures reveal shocking levels of speed compliance

10/09/2020

Latest Government statistics found half of cars and vans exceed the speed limit on motorways and more than one in 10 speed by more than 10mph.

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