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Government sets out new plans to help reform England’s roads

30 Oct 2014 10:11

Under new government plans, the Highways Agency will soon be transformed into a government-owned company responsible for over 4,300 miles of motorways and major roads.

Drivers warned to ensure tyres are ready for wet weather

01 Oct 2014 10:34

Drivers are being warned about the importance of checking their tyre pressures as new figures reveal there were 11,057 tyre related incidents on motorways and major A roads in England last winter.

Final call to emergency services & local councils for TyreSafe awards

23 Sep 2014 16:17

Emergency services and local councils as well as tyre retailers, manufacturers, car companies and any other organisation with an involvement in tyre safety are being reminded of the 5th of November deadline to submit their entry into this year’s TyreSafe awards.

“Free-flow” tolls at Dartford to be delayed a month

19 Sep 2014 14:38

The introduction of new “free-flow” tolls at the Dartford Crossing will be delayed a month, coming into effect from late November instead of 28th October.


Shocking footage shows reckless driving at roadworks

05 Sep 2014 12:09

Footage released by the Highways Agency shows the risk faced by people working to improve or maintain England’s motorways and major A roads.

“Roads revolution” to create 900 extra miles of lane capacity

26 Aug 2014 16:37

According to a statement from the Department for Transport (DfT), road users will see around 900 extra lane miles of road capacity added to England's strategic highway network by 2021.


Road Safety GB to sponsor Tyre Safety Month

26 Aug 2014 13:03

TyreSafe has announced that Road Safety GB will be the official sponsor of this year’s Tyre Safety Month campaign, which is due to take place in October.

Highways Agency to trial environmental barriers

25 Jul 2014 12:00

Environmental barriers are to be trialled by the Highways Agency in England as a new way to tackle the impact of poor air quality.

49% of motorway drivers don’t leave two-second gap

24 Jul 2014 09:54

Nearly half (49%) of vehicles travelling on motorways leave less than the recommended two-second gap from the car in front, resulting in an estimated cost of tailgating accidents of £79-£129m per year, with a further national cost of £4.2m-£12.6m due to the congestion caused by tailgating collisions.

Highways Agency reveals 10 most inappropriate reasons for stopping on hard shoulder

22 Jul 2014 15:26

Picking flowers and having naps have been revealed as some of the most inappropriate reasons why drivers have stopped on the hard shoulder, according to new research from the Highways Agency.

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