road safety

Thatcham and ABI give ALKS the red X


Researchers and insurers have urged ministers to rethink a plan to introduce self-driving technology onto UK roads early next year ‘because it will put lives at risk’.

Spy in the cab targets dangerous driving


Police in southern England detected 305 driving offences in a nine-day operation after officers acquired HGV licences so they could operate a lorry cab on the strategic road network.

Police must adopt covert anti-speeding operations, report says


Police forces and safer road partnerships should launch programmes of 'covert or random enforcement' making use of mobile speed cameras, a new report argues.

Bath widens 20mph limits to cut vehicle dominance


Bath and North East Somerset Council is set to extend 20mph limits to some of the main routes in and out of Bath for the first time.

UK companies win €1.2m to use satellite tech in road studs


Valerann and Excelerate Technology have won €1.2m funding from the European Space Agency (ESA) to use satellite technologies for road safety, traffic management and autonomous cars.

Inclusive roads: Making highways improve health and save lives


Speaking to ADEPT's annual traffic management conference, Kate Carpenter of Jacobs gave an important analysis of the role of modern road and vehicle design in public health.

RoSPA warns of 'another lost decade' on road safety


New statistics have confirmed that the number of deaths on British roads continued to flatline at the end of the last decade, although the number of other casualties fell.

UN backs worldwide 20mph limits


The United Nations has backed the use of 30km/h (approx 20mph) limits as part of a worldwide drive to cut road deaths and injuries by half.

Call for £1.2bn safety boost as UK falls behind


A new report has called for an investment package of £1.2bn to improve the safety of more than 5,000km of roads and prevent more than 8,000 fatal and serious injuries over the next 20 years.

Dangerous drivers could face life sentences


The Government has pledged to change the law next year to meet an earlier pledge to introduce tougher sentences for ‘killer drivers’.

Latest figures reveal shocking levels of speed compliance


Latest Government statistics found half of cars and vans exceed the speed limit on motorways and more than one in 10 speed by more than 10mph.

Scotland plans to end road deaths by 2050


The Scottish Government aims to halve the number of people killed or seriously injured on the road network by 2030 and achieve zero fatalities by 2050.

Road safety report finds success and stagnation


A new report is set to highlight road safety progress and a lack thereof, with some routes cutting fatalities by 50% over the years while typically less than 2% of road sections show any measurable improvements.

Exclusive: ORR road safety staffing level 'less than one person'


The highways monitor for the English strategic road network (SRN) does not have a single member of staff whose job is focused solely on road safety, Highways can reveal.

Labour calls for national cycling safety campaign


Labour's shadow transport secretary, Jim McMahon, has called for 'a comprehensive new national cycling safety campaign targeted at both cyclists and motorists'.

RIS 2 'has sufficient safety cash', O'Sullivan says


Highways England has sufficient safety funding in its budget for the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS 2), its chief executive has said.

SRN fatalities down by a sixth


Fatalities on the strategic road network have fallen to a level last seen in 2014, new statistics suggest.

Highways England publishes RIS 2 road map


Highways England has published its long-awaited Delivery Plan for the £27bn 2020-2025 Road Investment Strategy, which includes a pledge to open 52 schemes and start work on 12 new major road projects.

The cost of safety


Sean Coffey, member of the executive committee of the Assocation for Road Traffic Safety and Management, argues that safety should be seen not as a hurdle but as an advantage.

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