road safety

Council steps up security after LTN vandalism

21/07/2021

Lambeth Council has been forced to install security measures after vandals targeted its Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes.

£1.4bn road spend 'could prevent 11,000 injuries'

15/07/2021

A new study has calculated that investment packages totalling £1.4bn could prevent over 11,000 fatal and serious injuries on the roads over the next two decades.

Wales seeks 'hearts and minds' over 20mph move

09/07/2021

The Welsh Government has confirmed plans to reduce the national default speed limit from 30mph to 20mph on residential roads and busy pedestrian streets as one of its legislative priorities for the year.

MRN facing safety scrutiny over poor record

07/07/2021

A major road safety charity has called for investment in improving the safety of the Major Road Network to be made a ‘clear and urgent priority’, after revealing that it has a fatal and serious crash rate almost five times that of the strategic road network.

M8 undergoes major safety upgrade

30/06/2021

Scotland’s busiest motorway has undergone a major safety upgrade, carried out on time and budget, as permanent concrete road safety barriers were installed at Junction 3 on the M8 in Livingston.

Court rejects challenge to borough's LTNs

29/06/2021

A legal challenge against Lambeth Council's low traffic neighbourhoods has been rejected by the High Court.

Cyclists worst hit as fatality rate rises

24/06/2021

Deaths on Britain’s roads fell by 16% last year but traffic levels were down 22%, meaning that fatality rates rose. The latest government figures also show a 40% rise in the number of cyclists killed.

UK has second worst road safety progress in Europe

17/06/2021

The UK came 31st out of 32 European countries in terms of progress in reducing road deaths over the past 10 years, new statistics have revealed.

Highways Awards Winner: 'Social policing' defeats anti-social driving

10/06/2021

A ground breaking Metropolitan Police and Transport for London road safety scheme was honoured at the Highways Awards 2020. Editor Dominic Browne caught up with Andrew Cox, who helped lead the operation for the Met, as he embarked on another epic challenge; this time raising almost £50,000 for RoadPeace.

Thousands of HGVs break new safety rules

03/06/2021

Transport for London has slapped HGV operators with penalty charge notices worth nearly £4m since March under its Direct Vision Standard road safety scheme.

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27/05/2021

Govt under pressure over smart motorway reports

19/05/2021

A senior MP has pressed ministers over unpublished evaluations of smart motorways schemes covering stretches of the M1 that have seen high profile fatalities in live lanes.

Drivers back 'fairer' average speed cameras

12/05/2021

A new survey suggests that average speed cameras have widespread support among drivers, with a majority wanting them used to enforce the 70mph limit on motorways.

Comment: 'We can design more forgiving roads'

10/05/2021

Dr Suzy Charman, executive director of the Road Safety Foundation, makes the case for safer roads, as well as safer drivers.

All lane running smart motorways now more lethal, data shows

04/05/2021

Fatality rates on all lane running (ALR) ‘smart motorways’ have exceeded those on conventional motorways for the past two years, with 15 people now confirmed to have died on motorways without a permanent hard shoulder in 2019.

AA calls for independent inquiry over SVD

26/04/2021

The AA has called for an independent investigation into the system used to detect stopped vehicles on smart motorway all lane running (ALR) schemes.

Jenoptik red light enforcement gets green light

21/04/2021

Jenoptik Traffic Solutions UK has received Home Office Type Approval for a new red light enforcement system that uses a stand-alone camera to spot violations at signal-controlled junctions.

PACTS: Corrections could improve STATS19

20/04/2021

More accurate data on road casualties should be a priority and not restricted to the initial judgement of police officers at the scene, a major road safety charity has said.

Highways England backtracks on SVD spacing

19/04/2021

Highways England has admitted that radar units used to detect stopped vehicles on smart motorways are too far apart, despite having previously placed an £18m order based on the existing spacing.

Highways England turns up the pressure on lorry safety

12/04/2021

Highways England has said trials of new safety technology funded under its Designated Fund for innovation have proved hugely successful and that it plans to roll the system out at strategic route locations across the country.

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