The RAC attended almost 1,500 breakdowns that were believed to be caused by potholes in the fourth quarter of last year.
Motorists’ biggest concern in 2020 was the poor state of local roads, according to new research.(more…)
The amount of motor vehicle traffic on the roads fell 18.9% for the year ending September 2020 following coronavirus lockdown measures.
Drivers across the country submit more than 35 dashcam videos of potential traffic offenses being committed to UK police forces each day.
A reduction in traffic levels during the first coronavirus lockdown saw a seven per cent increase in the number of drivers speeding, new government data shows.
The Times reported the move is being mulled to cover a tax shortfall of £40 billion caused by the rise in popularity of electric cars.
Police forces across the UK are launching a national effort to bring down the number of uninsured drivers on the roads.
A leading independent UK road safety charity is calling for speeding to become as socially unacceptable as driving under the influence after discovering that many people see excessive speed as acceptable.
The speed limit will be reduced to 60mph on four stretches of English motorway in an effort to reduce air pollution.(more…)
Holidaymakers planning to get away over the long weekend could be in for a slow journey as 18 million leisure journeys are expected between Friday and Monday.(more…)
Thousands of drivers suffered pothole-related breakdowns between April and June despite traffic volumes plummeting amid the coronavirus lockdown, new figures show.
Each day during the Government’s official coronavirus briefing, we are shown how the use of motor vehicles has fallen by around 60% since February – as a result of the ‘lockdown’ restrictions first announced on 23 March.
The Department for Transport is pushing the Treasury to guarantee local road funding for several years at a time instead of annually.
The government is to review the safety of smart motorways, following an investigation by the Telegraph.
The German parliament has rejected a proposal by the country’s Green Party to introduce a 130 km/h (80 mph) speed limit on unrestricted sections of the Autobahn.(more…)