road safety

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 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.

AA raises red flag over smart motorway scheme's refuge spacing

31/03/2021

A new all lane running smart motorway has just four emergency areas on one carriageway over a 10-mile stretch, despite Grant Shapps telling MPs that he had ordered such areas to be ‘no more than a mile’ apart.

Shapps brings in ORR to check smart motorway report

25/03/2021

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has said he intends to delay publishing a progress report on smart motorway safety until ‘the summer’, despite recently telling MPs that he would ‘come back to this House and report on it very quickly’.

Highways England launches £5m motorway safety campaign

11/03/2021

Highways England has launched what it says is its ‘biggest ever motorway safety campaign’, a year after the Department for Transport pledged a campaign to inform the public about ‘smart motorways’.

Lorry safety permits part of London's 'holistic approach'

02/03/2021

London’s new Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for HGVs has come into force, aimed at tackling the issue of drivers' blind spots by employing safety permits.

Police to probe smart motorway deaths after coroner comments

16/02/2021

A police force has taken the first step towards a possible criminal investigation into the role that the absence of a hard shoulder played in the death of two men on a smart motorway section of the M1.

Shapps admits error over smart motorway safety

03/02/2021

The transport secretary has admitted that it was ‘entirely wrong’ to roll out all lane running ‘smart motorways’ without the stopped vehicle detection (SVD) technology that would justify the name.

Northern Ireland awaits new road safety strategy

28/01/2021

Northern Ireland’s devolved government has said it plans to issue a draft new road safety strategy by March after its existing plan expired last month.

Council to trial touchless technology at crossings

27/01/2021

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will be trialling touchless technology at six busy pedestrian crossings in a bid to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

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.

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