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New penalties to help tackle tailgating

Monday 24 Jun 2013

Under new measures announced recently by Road Safety Minister, Stephen Hammond, careless drivers face on-the-spot fixed penalty notices.

Government plans to get tough on dangerous drivers

Monday 03 Jun 2013

Outlined the government’s actions and plans aimed at reducing road accidents through local decision making, tougher action against dangerous drivers and better education, especially for young drivers.

Highway maintenance organisations express Budget disappointment

Saturday 04 May 2013

Although George Osborne announced an extra £3 billion per year as investment in the country’s infrastructure, the money will not be available until 2015/2016

New road safety website welcomed

Tuesday 23 Apr 2013

Commented Kevin Clinton, Head of Road Safety at RoSPA, “The launch of the Road Safety Observatory marks an important step in making road safety evidence more accessible and summarises important research into plain English.

Atkins highlights road worker safety

Monday 25 Mar 2013

As the number of incidents involving its road workers has risen to alarming levels in recent years, Atkins – the UK's largest design, engineering and project management consultancy – is taking action.

Roadworks.org helps cut congestion

Friday 08 Mar 2013

Roadworks.org – a project to encourage local councils to reduce congestion by logging road works on a map-based website – reached a milestone recently as the number of projects logged on the site exceeded 2 million.

Report maps the future of hydrogen-powered cars

Tuesday 19 Feb 2013

A study recently published by the UKH2Mobility project – which brings together leading businesses from the automotive, energy, infrastructure and retail sectors with government – shows that over one and a half million hydrogen-powered vehicles could be on UK roads by 2030.

Plan to cut Kent’s congestion gets green light

Wednesday 06 Feb 2013

The plan from Kent County Council, aimed at reducing congestion on Kent’s key routes, has been approved by the Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin.

Drivers urged to take care in Arctic weather

Thursday 31 Jan 2013

With Arctic weather conditions set to descend across the UK, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has warned motorists to take more care on the roads and adapt their driving to suit the freezing conditions.

AA survey shows fewer potholes

Thursday 17 Jan 2013

The latest survey by AA Streetwatchers – conducted by AA members who checked the roads and paths in their own neighbourhoods in October – shows that local authority efforts to tackle potholes are paying off.

Britain’s road network gets a welcome £1 billion boost

Thursday 10 Jan 2013

In addition to £333 million earmarked for maintenance, four large road schemes were given the green light.

Aggregate shortage warning

Thursday 13 Dec 2012

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) – the trade association for the road surface industry – has flagged up concerns over possible shortages of aggregate required for highways projects.

Government plans for new toll roads

Thursday 29 Nov 2012

Britain's motorists may soon face many more road tolls. Designs for three new 'free-flow charging' schemes are already on the table

Road privatisation wins CBI support

Monday 12 Nov 2012

The Prime Minister’s plan to privatise the UK’s road network and scrap the Highways Agency recently won the backing of business leaders when an influential report published by the CBI gave support for the idea.

Government announces 57 road improvement schemes

Friday 19 Oct 2012

Patrick McLoughlin, the new Transport Secretary, announced at the Conservative Party conference that the Highways Agency is to deliver 57 much-need road improvements in order to boost the economy, reduce congestion and improve safety.

Surrey school’s road-marking fiasco

Friday 05 Oct 2012

The decision to invest in the city's infrastructure comes after the council was successful in its bid for funding from the Welsh Government Local Borrowing Initiative (LGBI). This scheme allows councils across Wales to borrow money to fix their roads and pavements, with the Welsh Government repaying the loans over a period of 20 years.

UK motorists economise

Friday 21 Sep 2012

Recent statistics show that Britain's motorists are keeping their cars for longer than they did some 25 years ago as they try to economise in the continuing recession. Those that do choose to upgrade, however, can benefit from improved fuel economy.

Fuel prices set to rise again

Tuesday 11 Sep 2012

According to the Retail Motor Industry Petrol Retailers' Association (RMI PRA) - the group that represents the UK's independent forecourts - the cost of petrol is set to increase sharply due to the rising cost of oil.

New hands-free traffic app

Thursday 16 Aug 2012

The Highways Agency – responsible for managing and improving 4,300 miles of England's motorways and strategic roads – has formed an agreement that will allow up-to-date traffic information to be fed to a new hands-free app for smartphones.

industry guidance issued on high-friction surfacing

Tuesday 31 Jul 2012

Amid reports that high-friction (anti-skid) surfacing is under threat as UK councils reduce their highway maintenance budgets, the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has issued a Code of Practice to help local authorities understand the durability of high-friction surfacing, which is undeniably a major contributor to improved road safety.

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New penalties to help tackle tailgating

Under new measures announced recently by Road Safety Minister, Stephen Hammond, careless drivers face on-the-spot fixed penalty notices.

Stephen Hammond & Government plans to get tough on dangerous drivers

Outlined the government’s actions and plans aimed at reducing road accidents through local decision making, tougher action against dangerous drivers and better education, especially for young drivers.

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