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Experts launch worldwide road safety campaign

12/05/2011

The UN Decade of Action for Road Safety was officially launched this week with the backing of more than 100 private sector organisations, including vehicle manufacturers, the insurance industry and road safety professionals.

Signs, speed limits and road studs save lives

26/05/2011

More than 300 people in the UK are alive today or not crippled because just 15 roads have had simple improvements put in place.

Safety campaign to cut motorbike carnage

23/06/2011

A new THINK! campaign to help cut the number of motorcyclists killed and injured on Britain's roads has been launched by Road Safety Minister Mike Penning.

Safety officers link-up with Highways Magazine

23/06/2011

The Highways Safety Officers Group has become the latest trade body to team up with Highways Magazine.

Speed plea to protect road workers

01/09/2011

Drivers are being urged to take extra care at roadworks to prevent deaths and injuries among road workers as winter approaches.

Road safety figures revealed

22/09/2011

Specialists at Road Safety Analysis have revealed how local road safety performance has differed across the country over the last five years.

Engineers fear over road safety targets

10/11/2011

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is warning that the removal of road safety targets could lead to more road traffic accidents.

EnterpriseMouchel hits safety milestone

20/04/2012

EnterpriseMouchel has achieved three million worked hours without a reportable injury in its role as the Managing Agent Contractor for the Highways Agency in Central Southern England.

Road safety bodies join forces

24/04/2012

The Transport Research Laboratory and Road Safety Analysis are joining forces to support road safety delivery in the UK.

Council road safety budgets cut by 15%

03/05/2012

Local councils in England slashed their road safety budgets by 15%  last year compared to average spending cuts of just 6% for other council services.

Road accidents cut by 30% after outsourcing to Amey

25/06/2012

Central Bedfordshire Council has seen a 30% fall in people killed or seriously injured in accidents, since outsourcing its road safety education, training and publicity to Amey at the end of 2010.

Action demanded as road deaths rise

19/07/2012

Cuts to local authority road safety budgets have been condemned after shock figures revealed that road deaths last year rose for the first time since 2003.

Safety fear for highways workers

11/10/2012

Union leaders are warning that cuts to the highways management contract in Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire could put road workers at risk.

Road worker safety under the spotlight

25/01/2013

The Highways Agency and their contractor Aone+ are urging drivers to take extra care at roadworks in a bid to cut deaths and injuries of roadworkers.

Road safety spending slashed by £15m

31/01/2013

The government has been accused of cutting spending on road safety campaigns from £19m in 2008/09 to just £4m in 2011/12.

Road safety websites will highlight council stats

21/03/2013

The public will be able to compare their local council's road safety performance with other parts of the country thanks to a new website launched by Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond.

Agency plea over road worker safety

08/04/2013

The Highways Agency has renewed its plea to drivers to take extra care and obey speed limits at roadworks as the Government invests extra funds in infrastructure schemes.

New safety improvements to be implemented on A1

10/06/2013

A new scheme to improve safety along the A1 in Cambridgeshire is due to start next summer.

200 up for 20mph campaign group

12/06/2013

Road safety group 20’s Plenty for Us has launched its 200th campaign in Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire.

Level crossing safety under the spotlight

25/06/2013

An inquiry into the safety of the UK’s 8,000 level crossings is set to take place.

Amey wins safety awards

05/08/2013

Highways service provider Amey has won four nationally recognised health and safety awards.

Skanska in road worker safety plea

16/10/2013

Skanksa is taking to the airwaves in its fight to raise awareness among the public about driving safely through road works.

Radio campaign calls on drivers to take care through roadworks

23/10/2013

Leading road maintenance companies have joined together with the Highways Agency to launch a national radio campaign to ask drivers to ‘take extra care’ through roadworks.

Cyclists stage “die-in” protest in London

02/12/2013

Around 1,000 cyclists staged a “die-in” protest outside Transport for London’s headquarters on Friday (29 November) in an effort to raise awareness of cycling safety in the capital.

RAC warning over road safety budget cuts

10/03/2011

Britain should be braced for a possible increase in the number of road deaths because of cuts to the road safety budget and traffic growth caused by economic recovery.

Record road safety stats in Staffordshire

24/03/2011

Death and serious injuries on roads in Staffordshire have reached record lows.

Authorities join forces to cut road safety costs

12/06/2012

Six highways authorities across Berkshire have created a new shared service arrangement and appointed Road Safety Analysis (RSA) as contractor to work with them for the next four years.

Call for action on A12

26/06/2014

Essex County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transportation has called on the Highways Agency to make a number of safety improvements on the A12.

A-one+ achieves safety landmark in Area 12

09/07/2014

A-one+, a leading service provider for the Highways Agency, is celebrating a safety landmark after it worked for more than two million hours in Area 12 without a reportable injury, disease or dangerous occurrence (RIDDOR).

Highways safety video shocker

05/09/2014

A video has been posted on Youtube showing a lorry driving through a highways maintenance site.

Campaign to cut death toll on country roads

09/10/2014

The Department of Transport's THINK! safety campaign is launching a new push to cut the 60% of fatalities which occur on country roads.

Review of safety at Sheppey Crossing to take place

29/01/2015

Roads Minister John Hayes has agreed to undertake an urgent review into how the design and construction of the Sheppey Crossing was conducted.

Motorcyclist safety comes under the spotlight

10/03/2015

The government has unveiled plans to boost motorcyclist safety.

Staff at WJ encouraged to think about safety

17/03/2015

Staff at WJ were encouraged to ‘think exceptional’ during a series of safety training seminars.

RAC calls for more technology to cut young driver accidents

14/05/2015

A report by the RAC Foundation is calling for a young driver green paper, because of the numbers of teenagers killing or injuring hundreds of their young friends and family each year.

Forth Road Bridge shut till New Year amid safety fears

04/12/2015

The Forth Road Bridge is to shut until the New Year for repairs following the discovery of defective steelwork.

Less than four weeks to go before Intertraffic Amsterdam

07/03/2016

Intertraffic Amsterdam – the international trade fair for infrastructure, ITS traffic management, safety and parking – is less than a month away.

Dartford Crossing closed by suspect package

18/07/2016

The Dartford Crossing had to be shut in both directions at the weekend because of a suspect package.

Tarmac launches safety innovation

22/08/2016

National Road Planing (NRP), Tarmac’s road planing contractor has developed a new lighting solution to highlight safety zones around planing machines.

London's North-South Cycle Highway to King's Cross approved

01/09/2016

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and Transport for London (TfL) have confirmed they intend to go ahead with the North-South Cycle Superhighway to King’s Cross, after plans were supported by 70% of respondents to its consultation.

Buckinghamshire launches respect campaign

01/09/2016

Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) is launching its Respect our Workforce campaign, amid what it calls increasing concerns about abuse directed at its employees by some road users.

New campaign to improve cyclists’ safety

28/09/2016

Cyclists in London and Manchester are being encouraged to ‘hang back’ from lorries in a safety campaign launched by the Department for Transport (DfT).

Scottish road accident statistics released

20/10/2016

Final statistics for 2015 confirm that 168 people were killed in reported road accidents in Scotland in 2015, 17 per cent less than in 2014.

SIB 2016: Ladyman's keynote address congratulates industry

09/11/2016

The former Transport Minister, Dr Stephen Ladyman, has opened this year's Highways SIB (Seeing is Believing) event by praising the industry for its thought and skill in keeping traffic on the roads moving.

M25 gritter fleet named

21/12/2016

Connect Plus Services, which operates the M25 road network on behalf of Highways England, has named its gritter fleet after asking its customers and schools to come up with ideas.

New weather sensor for "harsh roadside environment"

02/02/2017

Meteorological equipment specialists Biral, has launched a new Road Weather Sensor (RWS-20) to monitor visibility and obstruction to vision for road transport applications.

Speed cameras to support roadworker safety near Aberdeen

20/02/2017

Average speed cameras are to be installed on the A90 at Stonehaven in an attempt to improve safety for construction workers and road users.

Scale of roadside litter problem revealed

28/02/2017

New statistics from Highways England have revealed that an average 83 bags of litter are collected on each mile of motorway every year.

Coroner calls for "urgent review" of London's cycle superhighways

14/03/2017

A coroner has called on Transport for London to urgently review its cycle superhighways to identify areas of reduced grip, stating "there is a risk of future deaths" unless action is taken.

Half of drivers think speeding acceptable

24/04/2018

A new survey suggests that 20 million drivers in the UK believe it is acceptable to break the speed limit, with half of them admitting they don’t even realise they are doing

Safety the main feature of Tuesday’s Talking Transport from Detroit

05/06/2018

The first Talking Transport podcast from the ITS America Annual Meeting in Detroit, sponsored by 3M Connected Roads, is online with the focus on safety.

Supporting start-ups, safety and new initiatives - Talking Transport from Detroit

06/06/2018

The second podcast from the ITS America Annual Meeting 2018 in Detroit, sponsored by 3M Connected Roads, concentrates on initiatives to help new ideas get support in order to make a difference to the way we travel.

The future, connectivity and exhibitor profiles on Detroit podcast today

07/06/2018

The final 3M-sponsored Talking Transport podcast from ITS America’s Annual Meeting 2018 in Detroit is now online with plenty of thought leadership, a connected vehicle demonstration, innovation from two continents and no fewer than seven exhibitors.

The Stig talks driverless cars in this week’s Talking Transport

20/06/2018

You may not have heard him before, but you’ll probably have seen him – The Stig from Top Gear. Well one of those drivers from the Clarkson/May/Hammond era of the programme joins us on Talking Transport as Ben Collins discusses driverless cars.

Rennicks launches new safety product range

22/06/2018

Rennicks has announced plans to launch three new products centred around road safety at the upcoming Traffex Seeing Is Believing event.

Get off the phone! Norfolk signs warn drivers

11/07/2018

Norfolk has become the first place in UK to trial new technology to warn drivers not to use mobile phones, the county council has said.

'Virtual Eyes' analyse trust in driverless vehicles

28/08/2018

Jaguar Land Rover has fitted 'virtual eyes' to intelligent pods in an attempt to understand how humans will trust self-driving vehicles, as research suggests three-fifths of pedestrians worry about how safe it will be to cross the road in the future.

SMART Highways editor explains smart motorways on BBC radio

16/12/2018

SMART Highways editor Paul Hutton has explained some of the technology behind all lane running smart motorways on a BBC Radio Five Live programme examining their safety.

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