Road safety

Council reduces speed limit on over 700 roads

13/05/2022

Cornwall Council is reducing the speed limit on hundreds of residential roads from 30mph to 20mph.

Portsmouth crossing lights a ‘national first’

22/11/2021

A Portsmouth crossing is the first in the UK to benefit from an innovative new lighting system aimed at improving safety.

Index reveals 40,000 unnecessary road deaths

18/11/2021

There have been an estimated 40,000 unnecessary deaths and serious injuries on Britain’s roads over the past decade, new research has revealed.

Glasgow City Council launches road safety plan

25/08/2021

Glasgow City Council has launched a new road safety plan that they hope will reduce fatalities and serious injuries to zero by 2030.

Khan launches ‘world-leading’ scheme to get dangerous lorries off the road

30/10/2019

The mayor of London has launched a scheme to remove ‘the most dangerous’ Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) from the capital’s streets.

Scotland's 20mph roll-out suffers blow

03/06/2019

A national roll-out of 20mph speed limits in Scotland has suffered a blow after a key committee refused to recommend the bill.

Councils take ‘risk-based’ approach to filling in potholes

18/01/2019

Councils are increasingly adopting a ‘risk-based’ approach to filling in potholes, an analysis of council response times to calls about road defects has found.

Survey reveals ‘concerns’ over road sign legislation

22/10/2018

The majority of those working in the road signs industry have concerns with the new legislation governing the designs and conditions of use for traffic signs.

Gloucestershire appoints Ringway to deliver £245m infrastructure contract

25/09/2018

Gloucestershire County Council has appointed Ringway Infrastructure Services to deliver a new multi-million pound highways maintenance contract for the county.

New service to help councils manage roadworks

03/09/2018

Local authorities will be able to accurately record and share data on roadworks, after the Government pledged to invest up to £10m in a new digital system.

Whitehall not doing ‘nearly enough’ to tackle pothole epidemic

24/08/2018

The Government is not doing ‘nearly enough’ to improve the state of the roads in the UK, road users say.

Council chiefs call for ‘real investment’ to fix local roads

23/04/2018

Local authority leaders have called for ‘real investment’ into local roads as new research reveals drivers spent one million years on the road in 2016.

‘Urgent action’ needed to cut accidents, road safety group says

21/11/2017

Car crash deaths and injuries on the 10 most improved roads in Britain fell by 74% saving £17m, according to the Road Safety Foundation.

Westminster rolls out 20mph trial

06/09/2017

The City of Westminster is rolling out 20mph speed limits this week in order to promote walking and cycling, and protect vulnerable road users.

London must improve road safety for motorcyclists, assembly says

03/03/2016

Transport planners in London must do more to tackle a rising tide of motorcyclist deaths and injuries, the capital's assembly has demanded.

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