Utility companies and councils to pay £2,500 a day to reduce roadwork delays


Plans to make utility companies and council contractors pay up to £2,500 a day to dig up roads at peak times are hoped to reduce congestion.
Rising traffic leaves people more scared of getting on their bike

Rising traffic means fewer cyclists


The number of people taking to the road by bicycle has dropped amid mounting concern over traffic levels. Figures published by the Department fo
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Parking vigilante drives off Bath commuters


Fake “residents only” parking notices that appeared in a suburb of Bath are thought to be the work of a vigilante trying to scare away commuters.
The next step in pedestrian safety: airbags in clothing

Airbags are the next step in pedestrian safety


You are walking along the street minding your own business when the jacket you are wearing detects an object hurtling towards you — and in a spli
Crackdown on rip-off charges for electric cars

Electric car revolution is stalled by councils


Councils have come under fire for failing to install roadside charging points for electric cars. Ministers said that only five local authorities
Roadside beauty spots to keep drivers alert - highways england plans - angel of the north, gateshead

Roadside beauty spots to keep drivers alert


England’s busiest roads are to be given a facelift under plans to prevent drivers nodding off at the wheel. Motorways and larger A-roads, often...
Mini-motorways to ease congestion on busy roads

Mini-motorways to ease congestion on busy roads


A new generation of mini-motorways are to be created across England to combat congestion amid warnings that traffic will rise by more than a thir
Beam me up: advice will be streamed to dashboards by fibre-optic cables in motorway

Beam me up: advice will be streamed to dashboards


Hundreds of miles of fibre-optic cables running along the centre of England’s busiest motorways will aim to eradicate congestion by beaming traff
Road workers get combat training after attacks rise

Road workers get combat training after attacks ris


Road workers are being taught military close-combat skills after some reported being shot at, driven at and threatened with machetes and baseball
UK traffic delays are worst in Europe and getting longer

9m drivers to cause holiday chaos


As school holidays start across the UK and summer staycations get under way, a staggering 9m cars are expected on the roads this weekend
Improved roads and more bypasses to be paid for by road tax

Improved roads and bypasses paid for by road tax


The government has announced plans to build new bypasses across Britain, as it attempts to tackle congestion in towns and cities. In a surprise
Reader Letters: VW diesel battle, in-car fumes, LED roads, used car praise and jargon busting

Reader Letters: VW battles and jargon busting


I hear 40,000 UK Volkswagen diesel owners have launched a legal action in relation to the “defeat device” on their cars: the “fix” has...
Skid risk grows on the UK’s crumbling roads

Skid risk grows on UK’s crumbling roads


Motorists risk skidding on a quarter of roads because of an alarming deterioration in the highways network