Government faces legal action over safety of smart motorways


A law firm has threatened legal action against the government unless "all lanes running" (ALR) smart motorways are abandoned.
Smart motorway safety tech only installed on 37 miles of network

Safety tech only on 37 miles of smart motorway


A system designed to make smart motorways safer has only been installed on 37 miles of the network since it was announced in March 2020.
New motorway speed limits have halved pollution in some areas of Wales

New speed limit halves Welsh motorway pollution


Lower speed limits introduced on high-pollution stretches of Welsh motorways have been successful in halving levels of harmful emissions.
Research calls for long-haul e-highways for motorways and A-roads

Motorways could get power lines for EV lorries


A government-backed study has recommended that slow lanes on motorways should be transformed into “e-highways” for lorries.
Half of £75m fund to lower motorway pollution has gone unspent

Half of motorway anti-pollution fund goes unspent


Almost half of a £75m fund intended to bring down the levels of pollution on the UK’s motorways has gone unspent, an official review has found.
Garden villages have created car-dependent populations, says report

Planned garden villages 'too car-dependent'


A new study has found that the rural idyll of garden towns may have, in reality, formed populations completely dependent on cars.
Smart motorways might finally be getting smart

Government tackles smart motorways after criticism


After years of public criticism, the government is making changes to smart motorways.

Video: Runaway trailer causes huge traffic jam


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.
A delivery van driver caused three major crashes along a mile-and-a-half stretch of the M6 motorway — and continuing on after each collision. Police in Birmingham arrested Awil Hayow, the driver of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter delivery van, for his dangerous and illegal driving.

Delivery driver arrested after multiple crashes


Astonishing CCTV footage shows a delivery van driver causing three major crashes along a mile-and-a-half stretch of the M6 motorway.

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.

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.

'Luckiest person in the world' survives tyre smash


Police in Lancashire were left gobsmacked when a Peugeot 2008 driver emerged almost unscathed after a lorry tyre smashed through the windscreen.
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.