The number of vehicles exceeding the speed limit increased last year as drivers took advantage of lower traffic levels.
The RAC said many roads “resemble the surface of the moon” after receiving 4,694 call-outs for vehicles likely damaged by potholes between January and March.
Motorists’ biggest concern in 2020 was the poor state of local roads, according to new research.(more…)
Less than half (48%) of UK motorists know the rules for using smart motorways, a new survey suggests.
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…)
Drivers could face fines of £130 for minor offences as the Government considers handing local councils new powers to improve roads for cyclists and pedestrians.
Highways England is to trial the use of automated vehicles to lay cones on major roads where maintenance or upgrades is taking place.
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.
Lower speed limits in five poor air quality hotspots has reduced air pollution, says the Welsh government.(more…)
Drivers could be charged on a pay-as-you-go basis in the future as the Government looks to fill a £40 billion hole in motoring taxes.
Highway authorities could be saving millions and reducing CO2 emissions if they switched to warm mix asphalt on road construction and maintenance, MPs have said.
Councils are being bombarded with pothole complaints, with new figures revealing that local authorities receive one every 46 seconds.(more…)
MPs have called for a front-loaded, five-year funding settlement to tackle the ‘extreme state of disrepair of the English local road network’.(more…)