road safety

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.

Little progress on SRN casualty target, new data shows

17/03/2020

Highways England is significantly off track against its key 2015-2020 road safety target, according to data obtained by Highways.

RIS 2 drops focus on roads with low safety rating

13/03/2020

The new Road Investment Strategy (RIS) does not include a target to improve roads with a low safety rating, after Highways England admitted that it is likely to miss the target in the current RIS.

Roadside clouds: A sunny forecast for highway safety

05/03/2020

Matthias Jablonowski, global practice lead for roads at Nokia, discusses how intelligent roads can make the world a safer place.

Khan hails 20mph limits as vital step towards zero deaths

02/03/2020

Speed limits of 20mph are now in force across 8.9km of roads within London’s Congestion Charging Zone.

Sort my sign, watchdog tells Highways England

24/02/2020

A new nationwide campaign aims to put pressure on Highways England to improve the quality of its signage and road safety.

County council reconsiders ‘blanket’ 20mph limit

20/02/2020

A task group has concluded that North Yorkshire County Council’s proposal to impose a blanket 20mph limit across the county was ‘unrealistic’ both in terms of cost and enforcement.

Highways England facing bill of millions for smart motorway retrofit

03/02/2020

With the publication of a review of smart motorway all lane running (ALR) schemes ‘imminent’, Highways England is facing costs running into millions of pounds to retrofit new safety measures to schemes that remain in construction.

Claims and counterclaims on Stopped Vehicle Detection

29/01/2020

Highways England has re-opened the debate over the effectiveness of its current stopped vehicle detection technology, claiming that it is ‘effective in all levels of traffic’.

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.

Widow to launch legal challenge over all lane running

22/01/2020

The widow of a driver killed on a Smart Motorway has instructed lawyers to begin work on a legal challenge calling for them to be scrapped.

Scotland prepares new road safety framework

05/12/2019

Transport Scotland is gearing up to produce a new Road Safety Framework, with a consultation on the new document expected early next year.

Council fined over £1m after child suffers ‘life-changing head injury'

05/12/2019

Hampshire County Council has been fined £1.4m after a child suffered a head injury caused by an unsecured street bollard.

TRL looks 50:50 after latest brine trials

03/12/2019

The latest findings from the 2018/2019 Transport Scotland live brine trials have been released and after three winter seasons of research, the recommendations have become clearer and the areas of further research more specific. Dominic Browne reports

ROSPA warns of acute safety issue over older drivers

29/11/2019

Safety issues around older drivers have become increasingly critical, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) has warned.

FM Conway and Brake team up for Road Safety Week

22/11/2019

FM Conway has entered into a new partnership with the road safety charity, Brake, that will see the two organisations fundraising and raising road safety awareness together as they both aim for vision zero.

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