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Tag : Highways England

Highways England showcases plans for M56 smart motorway

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Plans for a smart motorway along the M56 between Hale and Altrincham are to be shown to the public at two events this coming weekend.

Route announced for Oxford to Cambridge Expressway

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Roads Minister Jesse Norman has announced the preferred corridor for the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway.

Smart motorway work starts on M62

2 months ago / 0 comments

Construction work converting the M62 to a smart motorway is to start this weekend.

Smart motorway now fully live in Greater Manchester

2 months ago / 0 comments

The first smart motorway in the north west is now fully operational and is expected to tackle congestion in the Greater Manchester area.

Highways England explores variable speed limits for roadworks

2 months ago / 0 comments

Motorway speed limits through roadworks could be raised on Sundays and quiet periods under Highways England plans.

Fleets get chance to see M4 smart motorway plans

3 months ago / 0 comments

Highways England has revealed its plans for a 32-mile stretch of smart motorway on the M4 – believed to be the longest in the country.

Highways England awards inaugural fleet management deal to Fraikin

3 months ago / 0 comments

Fraikin has won a competitive tender to manage all 4x4s used by Highways England’s Traffic Officer Service.

New tech gets tough on drink drivers

4 months ago / 0 comments

Drivers over the limit will face an increased chance of being prosecuted under new roadside breathalyser technology being explored.

Most bizarre reasons for stopping on hard shoulder revealed

4 months ago / 0 comments

Highways England is reminding drivers to only use the hard shoulder in the event of an emergency as it reveals the reasons people give for illegally … Read More »

Smart traffic lights and AI sat-navs could come to UK roads

4 months ago / 0 comments

Five technologies that could prepare the UK’s road network for driverless cars have won funding for further development after making the shortlist in a national competition.

Simple checks could save lives, says Highways England

5 months ago / 0 comments

Almost three-quarters of motorway incidents related to tyre failure could be prevented if drivers carry out simple checks.

Highways England names new non-executive director

5 months ago / 0 comments

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

Last change to have say on A303 Stonehenge upgrade

5 months ago / 0 comments

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

7 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

8 months ago / 0 comments

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

Motorway junction gets smart approach

8 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

8 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

10 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

11 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

11 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

11 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

1 year 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…

Majority of motorway refuge area stops are ‘not emergencies’

1 year ago / 0 comments

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… July brings tough conditions for true fleet market The UK’s true fleet market fell 13.1% in July, marking its second … Read More »

Today in Fleet – Wednesday 2 August

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All the key news in fleet… Rethink VED changes to encourage low CO2 fleet take-up, government urged The re-elected government should revisit the Vehicle Excise Duty … Read More »

Bright orange emergency refuge area trialled for smart motorways

1 year ago / 0 comments

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… Nissan LEAF to get ProPilot semi-autonomous tech The new Nissan LEAF will feature ProPilot technology, bringing autonomous drive functionality for … Read More »

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

2 years 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

2 years 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 »