road safety

DfT celebrates landmark Automated Vehicles Act

21/05/2024

The Department for Transport (DfT) said the ‘world-leading’ Automated Vehicles (AV) Act, which became law on Monday (20 May), enables advanced technology to safely drive vehicles on British roads.

PACTS manifesto sees 33 bodies sign on for 'immediate' road safety action

16/05/2024

Parliament's road safety advisers have co-ordinated a manifesto with the support of 33 organisations calling for 'immediate and strategic action' to address road fatalities and serious injuries.

Fresh calls for mandatory selt belt warnings

09/05/2024

Campaigners and insurers are calling on the Government to bring in mandatory 'seat belt reminders' in cars after new research laid bare the dangers of forgetting to buckle up.

Wales review 'could see more 20mph roads'

09/05/2024

The Welsh Government’s review of guidance on the default 20mph speed limit could see councils cut speeds on roads that still have a 30mph limit, a top road safety campaigner has said.

New anti-speeding technology arrives in July

30/04/2024

All new vehicles sold in the European Union and Northern Reland from 6 July will be fitted with intelligent speed assistance (ISA). In Britain, it is not mandatory but is likely to be fitted to the vast majority of vehicles.

National Highways refuses to disclose smart motorway SVD status

23/04/2024

National Highways has refused to disclose how many of its failing smart motorway safety systems have nevertheless been cleared for permanent operation.

Panorama: Faulty smart motorway tech 'means Russian roulette'

22/04/2024

Technology on smart motorways lost power nearly 400 times over 20 months, according to the BBC.

Call to scrap All Lane Running as smart motorway deaths rise

22/04/2024

Deaths on smart motorways have hit a record high, analysis by the Sunday Times has revealed.

National Highways makes push on smart motorway emergency areas

15/04/2024

National Highways has announced plans to install 52 new emergency areas (EAs) on smart motorways in the South East as it faces a battle to meet a promise of 150 by next year.

Finalists named in national road safety challenge

21/03/2024

National Highways has revealed the finalists in a competition to find new ways of managing hazards on its network better.

DfT hands councils £38m for road safety

21/03/2024

Ministers have announced £38.3m to improve the safety of 17 high risk local roads in England, taking the spending under the Safer Roads Fund beyond the £175m originally pledged.

We need to talk about hands-free

28/02/2024

Police officers are being encouraged to make drivers aware of the safety risks of using hands-free mobile phones at the wheel, based on the findings of new research.

More police forces join safety camera trial

28/02/2024

A National Highways trial of new mobile technology to detect when drivers are using mobile phones or not wearing a seatbelt is being rolled out across the country.

Ministers stall on pavement parking, despite pledge

12/02/2024

The Department for Transport (DfT) has refused to say when it will make a decision on giving councils the power to ban pavement parking, amid criticism that it has ‘sat on’ the issue for over three years.

Conway wins top International safety award

09/02/2024

FM Conway has won a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award – considered to be one of the top road safety awards in the world.

TfL hands boroughs £80m for streets

31/01/2024

Transport for London (TfL) has announced up to £80.4m for boroughs to improve public transport, make walking and cycling safer and create new school streets.

Collaborative 'ongoing trial' on A303 'to make our roads safer'

29/01/2024

National Highways has introduced a lower speed limit to improve safety and address severance on a single carriageway section of the A303 through a Wiltshire village.

Councils get new steer on motorbikes in bus lanes

26/01/2024

The Department for Transport has updated its guidance for councils on allowing motorcycles to use bus lanes.

Harris: Smart motorway refuge planning 'very advanced'

24/01/2024

National Highways boss Nick Harris has told MPs that the government-owned company has still only retrofitted 13 emergency areas (EAs) on smart motorways but insisted he is ‘confident’ of meeting the target of 150 by next March.

National Highways holds 'public consulation' behind closed doors

03/01/2024

National Highways failed to carry out a promised public consultation last year on achieving zero harm by 2040, instead opting for a 'targeted external consultation', which did not explicitly reference the key target, Highways understands.

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