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Tag : Highways England

Highways England names new non-executive director

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Kathryn Cearns OBE has joined the board at Highways England on a three-year contract.

Last change to have say on A303 Stonehenge upgrade

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Fleets and other road users are being urged to have their say on the A303 Stonehenge upgrade before the consultation ends later this month.

Highways England pulls plug on motorway fuel price signs trial

2 months ago / 0 comments

Highways England will not roll out its motorway fuel price signage trial further after concluding that it has not delivered sufficient impact or cost benefit.

Three new unmarked HGVs to tackle distracted drivers

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Highways England is to deploy three new unmarked HGV ‘supercabs’ following the success of its inaugural initiative.

Motorway junction gets smart approach

3 months ago / 0 comments

Smart ‘connected’ cat’s eyes, which alert drivers to changing traffic lights from up to 1,000 metres away, are to be used for the first time at … Read More »

All lane running motorways more dangerous than country roads, say drivers

3 months ago / 0 comments

Drivers still have serious safety concerns over all lane running schemes, ranking them four times more dangerous than conventional motorways with a continuous hard shoulder.

Smart motorways and A-road ‘expressways’ figure in new Highways England plans

4 months ago / 0 comments

Some of the UK’s busiest A-roads will be transformed into “expressway corridors” while more of our motorways will be turned into smart motorways and highways will … Read More »

First phase of Midlands M1 smart motorway opens

5 months ago / 1 comments

Highways England has opened the first phase of a new stretch of smart motorway between junction 16 and 19 on the M1 as part of a … Read More »

Unmarked HGV cab catches distracted drivers on film

6 months ago / 0 comments

Footage of a lorry driver with his foot on the dashboard and checking his phone has been revealed by Highways England as part of an ongoing … Read More »

Highways England focuses on tyre safety

6 months ago / 0 comments

Highways England has revealed a series of initiatives to help drive down the number of people killed and injured on the country’s motorways and major A … Read More »

Highways England’s novel solution for litterbug drivers

7 months ago / 0 comments

Drivers will now be encouraged to actually throw litter from their cars as the first new ‘funnel bins’ are set to be installed next week.

Today in Fleet – Wednesday 23 August

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All the key news in fleet… Today in Fleet – Wednesday 23 August by Jonathan Musk - Grant scheme for hydrogen refuelling stations opens by Natalie ... Read More »

Majority of motorway refuge area stops are ‘not emergencies’

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Motorists are misusing the emergency refuge areas (ERAs) on Britain’s ‘smart’ motorways, with the majority of stops being made for non-emergency reasons…

Today in Fleet – Thursday 10 August

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All the key news in fleet… Fleet take-up of the Toyota C-HR helped push the brand to a 42.7% true fleet rise last month. July brings ... Read More »

Today in Fleet – Wednesday 2 August

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All the key news in fleet… According to Meridian's Phil Jerome, the new VED regime has created too many anomalies when it comes to low emissions. ... Read More »

Bright orange emergency refuge area trialled for smart motorways

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A bright orange emergency refuge area is being trialled on the M3 smart motorway in Surrey to see if it can improve driver awareness of what do to in … Read More »

Today in Fleet – Friday 23 June

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All the key news in fleet… The 2018 Nissan LEAF will gain semi-autonomous functionality from Nissan's ProPilot tech. Nissan LEAF to get ProPilot semi-autonomous tech The ... Read More »

Driving for Work Summit provides forerunner to major occupational road safety campaign

1 year ago / 0 comments

Fleet chiefs and industry associations have met up with the Department for Transport, Highways England and insurance company representatives to identify ways to drive better occupational road safety.

Highways England destroying ‘potentially vital’ CCTV evidence, says CMA

1 year ago / 0 comments

Highways England is being urged to retain CCTV footage for longer than its current seven-day policy to enable fleets as well as drivers and insurers to … Read More »

Motorists deliberately flouting Manchester motorway closures

1 year ago / 0 comments

Four drivers a month are putting road workers’ lives at risk by deliberately ignoring road closure signs on the M60 and M62 near Manchester.

Highways England gets £5m severe weather warning system

1 year ago / 1 comments

Highways England has launched a £5m severe weather information system, providing real-time data which can be used to help maintain traffic flow on the strategic road … Read More »

Transport Secretary announces £11m motorway improvement schemes

2 years ago / 0 comments

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced four new road improvement schemesa to create thousands of jobs and homes in the South West, supported by investment from … Read More »