Runaway trailer causes five-mile traffic jam on M25


Highways England has urged drivers to ensure anything being towed is properly connected, after a runaway wagon caused a five-mile jam on the M25.

Motorway breakdowns rise by 20% in five years


The number of car breakdowns on UK motorways has risen by nearly 20% since 2014, according to new figures released by Highways England.

Teen driver avoids crash with out-of-control lorry


A teen driver avoided a potentially very nasty accident, by successfully swerving away from an out-of-control lorry on the A34 dual carriageway.

Highways England braces for surge in breakdowns


Highways England is estimating up to 50,000 cars could require roadside assistance on UK motorways over the next 10 weeks.
Smart motorway roadworks speed limit to increase from 50mph to 60mph

Drivers risk £100 fine for ignoring motorway signs


By autumn 2019, police forces will be able to use cameras to catch and penalise drivers who illegally drive down closed lanes on smart motorways.
Highways England has its eyes set on autonomous dump trucks

Highways England trials self-driving dump trucks


Highways England has begun field trials of a self-driving dump truck at the construction of a new bypass in Cambridgeshire.
Traffic officer 'supercabs' catch over 3,000 dangerous drivers in the act

Police 'supercabs' catch 3,000 dangerous drivers


Police using a fleet of unmarked "supercab" heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) have filmed more than 3,000 drivers committing over 3,500 offences.
Nearly one-in-three drivers miss their junction because of obscured road signs

Obscured signs cause a third to miss motorway exit


Nearly one-in-three drivers say they've missed a motorway exit because they couldn't clearly see the junction number sign.
Smart motorway roadworks speed limit to increase from 50mph to 60mph

Motorway works speed limit to increase to 60mph


The speed limit through smart motorway roadworks will be increased from 50mph to 60mph as part of a number of updates planned by Highways England
Philip Hammond Budget 2018 information for car drivers: road tax, fuel duty, pothole repairs, electric cars

Budget 2018: Hammond outlines motoring plans


Chancellor Phillip Hammond has outlined his latest Budget and there is some good news for motorists.
Drive too close to the car in front and risk £100 fine in new clampdown on tailgaters

Tailgaters risk £100 fine in new clampdown


Tailgaters will be fined £100 for driving too close to the car in front as part of a new crackdown on antisocial drivers by police.

UK road bridges safe, says Highway Englands


Highways England has said road bridges in the UK under its watch are safe and reaffirmed its commitment to properly maintaining them.
Multiple car crash completely blocks M25 motorway

Multiple car crash completely blocks M25 motorway


A crash involving multiple cars closed all four lanes of the M25 London Orbital motorway yesterday, bringing traffic to a standstill.