road safety

King attacks 'scandal' of road deaths plateau

20/01/2022

AA president Edmund King OBE has called for more ‘cops in cars’ as death rates on UK roads have plateaued over the last decade, after three decades of decline.

RIS safety target in doubt without lockdown

17/01/2022

New analysis suggests National Highways would have missed a vital road safety target if traffic levels had not plummeted during the pandemic.

Portsmouth crossing lights a ‘national first’

24/11/2021

A zebra crossing in Portsmouth is the first in the UK to benefit from an innovative new lighting system aimed at improving safety.

Manchester calls for zebra crossings on side roads

10/11/2021

Greater Manchester’s mayor and transport commissioner have written to the transport secretary seeking permission for a mass trial of zebra markings at side roads after new evidence showed that they lead to a 65% increase in drivers giving way.

Dashboard throws light on crash factors

09/11/2021

Telematics technology firm Teletrac Navman has launched an interactive online dashboard that provides insights into the issues that influence road safety.

Harris: National Highways to work with DfT on smart motorway response

04/11/2021

National Highways cannot act independently on the smart motorway concerns raised by MPs this week, CEO Nick Harris has conceded.

All lane running gets red X from MPs

02/11/2021

MPs have called on ministers to pause the rollout of all-lane running ‘smart motorways’ until the safety and economic case for the schemes is clear and National Highways has delivered and evaluated key safety improvements.

Government unveils plans for Road Collision Investigation Branch

01/11/2021

The Government has unveiled plans for the creation of a dedicated crash investigation body for road traffic, including 'those involving self-driving vehicles'.

Aberdeen crossings get safety upgrade

19/10/2021

Aberdeen City Council has struck a deal with Manchester-based technology firm TWM Traffic Control Systems to upgrade the city’s pedestrian crossing network.

E-scooter tech 'prevents footway riding in real time'

14/10/2021

Electric transportation firm Bird has announced new ‘smart sidewalk protection' technology which aims to prevent e-scooters and other micromobility devices being used on footways and footpaths.

TfL recognises new operator for FORS

14/10/2021

Transport for London has appointed Sopra Steria to run the FORS fleet accreditation scheme in a deal worth £45m.

Mixed signals over motorway repairs

08/10/2021

National Highways has said it will fix faults with overhead gantry signals on a smart motorway section of the M62, which occurred more than a month ago, ‘as soon as possible’, but did not give a timescale.

E-scooters add to vulnerable road user casualties

01/10/2021

A leading road safety charity has called on the Government ‘to make up its mind now’ to drive down injuries on UK roads caused by e-scooters.

Smart motorway probe after paper exposes failings

29/09/2021

The Government has ordered another investigation into smart motorways after reports that vital safety equipment was not working on the controversial routes.

Cycle lane court challenge takes new turn

23/09/2021

Cycling UK has won the right to challenge a council’s decision to remove a popular cycle lane after a High Court ruling refusing permission for a judicial review was overturned.

Project Edward launches push for safe speeds

15/09/2021

Police forces across the UK have carried out the first ever National Safe Speeds Day to highlight the human cost of excessive speed and encourage compliance with speed limits.

Most drivers want all lane running scrapped, new survey shows

15/09/2021

Public confidence in all-lane-running (ALR) smart motorway schemes appears to be collapsing, with 84% of drivers believing that safety is compromised by the permanent removal of the hard shoulder.

Lorry driver caught holding a phone to each ear

14/09/2021

National Highways' HGV cabs are being used as part of a multi-agency fortnight of action along the M4 and M5 that aims to reduce the number of incidents and highlight the risks of dangerous driving.

Injuries increase on smart motorway scheme

08/09/2021

A new report on a smart motorway section of the M1 has revealed that the absolute number of personal injury collisions rose during the last two years of the period studied to a level higher than the annual average before the scheme opened.

London considers 'act of remembrance' for road deaths

03/09/2021

The mayor of London is considering ways to publicly remember those who have lost their lives on the capital's roads.

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