This weekend, there will likely be delays on the M4 as protesters demonstrate against Wales’ new 20 mph speed limit. On Saturday, September 30, an estimated 100 to 300 protestors are expected to attend.(more…)
Nearly three out of five drivers (58%) want to see cameras that detect illegally loud vehicles rolled out across the UK, a new survey suggests.(more…)
The poor condition of Britain’s local roads is laid bare by new figures from the RAC which show its patrols went out to more than 8,100 pothole breakdowns between April and June 2023, the highest number in five years.(more…)
As schools in England and Wales break up for summer drivers are set to make an estimated 12.6m getaway trips by car this coming weekend, a figure that exceeds the average annual exodus before the pandemic, data from the RAC suggests.(more…)
The number of UK vehicles with illegal or near-illegal tyre tread depth has soared in 12 months, new figures indicate.(more…)
Drivers should be charged on a per-mile basis in a major overhaul of the UK’s motoring taxation system, according to a new report.(more…)
Britain’s drivers are collectively planning an estimated 19.2m leisure car trips between this Friday and the end of the bank holiday Monday, the highest number since before the coronavirus pandemic, a new study by the RAC and INRIX indicates.(more…)
A new report from the RAC has found that nine out of ten yellow box junctions that councils want to enforce have problems with visibility or size.
Damaged shock absorbers, broken suspension springs and distorted wheels – issues most likely caused by poor road surfaces – accounted for more call-outs than in any other three-month period from January to March 2021.(more…)
‘Double traffic trouble’ on the cards with drivers planning up to 32m leisure trips over the May Day and Coronation bank holidays
The RAC estimates that up to 32 million leisure trips will be taken by car over the May Day and Coronation Bank holidays.(more…)
Drivers and the RAC Call for Hard Shoulders to be Reinstated on Existing All-Lane-Running Smart Motorways
According to new research by the RAC, 69% of drivers want the hard shoulder to be reinstated on the 235 miles of existing all-lane-running smart motorways.(more…)
Safety concerns have been raised about the time it will take motorists using self-driving technology to put their hands on the steering wheel in an emergency, after a new system was approved.(more…)
According to the RAC, up to 17 million leisure trips by car are expected to be taken this Easter bank holiday.(more…)
The Welsh Government has delayed a consultation on pavement parking, which was due to take place this year.(more…)
Success for national pothole campaign as Chancellor announces £200m funding to improve Britain’s roads
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is set to announce a new £200m funding scheme to help tackle the plague of potholes on roads across Britain.
Started by the Daily Mail, the campaign to help improve Britain’s roads will see more than four million potholes filled in.