Vehicle breakdowns caused by potholes have reached a record high due to the “substandard state” of local roads, figures suggest.(more…)
A report from an independent transport data consultancy has found that roads in Wales that were reduced to 20mph speed limits have only seen a reduction in speed of just 2.3mph.(more…)
One of Devon and Cornwall’s busiest roads has been the testing ground for a new generation of road safety cameras.(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…)
With UK travellers embarking on millions of trips by sea and Channel Tunnel this summer, the RAC is warning drivers taking their own cars abroad to be aware of local air quality regulations, and if needed buy the correct windscreen sticker before they go – or risk a nasty fine of up to €180 (£154).(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 are being warned about a new generation of ‘stealth’ speed camera vans, which could be rolled out across the UK in the near future.(more…)
According to the RAC, up to 17 million leisure trips by car are expected to be taken this Easter bank holiday.(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.
The Welsh Deputy Minister for Climate Change Lee Waters has announced that the country has axed all major road building projects to ‘reduce carbon emissions’ and help in the switch to the way people use the road networks.(more…)