Date last updated: 03/08/2020
30.07.2020

Reported road casualties in Great Britain: provisional results 2019



This release gives an overview and commentary of reported road casualties in 2019. It provides the number of personal injury road traffic accidents in Great Britain that were reported by the police in 2019 using the STATS19 reporting system.



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29.07.2020

Highways England to spend £114m on road improvements



Highways England has pledged a £114m package (July 28) to improve well-known motorways and major A roads over the next 12 months.The planned package of enhancements includes road resurfacing, bridge repairs, cycle lane creation and improved landscaping and signage.The £144m will be invested into 150 schemes across Norfolk, Sussex, Essex, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Buckinghamshire.



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27.07.2020

Cycling and walking plan for England



This plan describes the vision to make England a great walking and cycling nation. It sets out the actions required at all levels of government to make this a reality, grouped under four themes:.

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28.03.2020

Data from The Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey

 



The 2020 ALARM report highlights that highway maintenance budgets have dropped by an average of 16% across England and Wales – back to a level they were at 15 years ago – and the amount needed to bring the network up to scratch has increased to £11.14 billion.



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19.03.2020

SaferRoads International Conference postponed

 



In light of the global COVID-19 outbreak the Safer Roads 2020 International Conference Steering Committee made the difficult decision to postpone the May 12-14 event. The conference has been rescheduled for November 2020 and will be held in Richmond, Va. Exact dates will be announced shortly.



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16.03.2020

Traffex Seeing is Believing 2020 Cancelled

 



Dear Colleague
It is with regret that after very careful consideration, we have had to cancel the upcoming Seeing is Believing exhibition (SIB), due to be held in Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground on 24 - 25 June 2020.......



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14.03.2020

The UK CONCRETE Show Rescheduled to June 3rd & 4th 2020





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12.03.2020

DfT and Highways England publish RIS 2 post budget



Following on from yesterday's budget announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, the Department for Transport and Highways England have also issued the long awaited Road Investment Strategy for the period 2020 - 2025 (RIS2).



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12.03.2020

Strategic roads update: smart motorways evidence stocktake



Written statement about the publishing of the smart motorway evidence and stocktake document.



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11.03.2020

Budget announces: The largest ever investment in English strategic roads.



This will provide over £27 billion between 2020 and 2025, enough funding to fill in around 50 million potholes across the country, and unprecedented investment in urban transport, with £4.2 billion for five-year, integrated transport settlements for eight city regions on top of £1 billion allocated to shovel-ready transport schemes...



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04.03.2020

Government provides funding to ensure England’s roads are ‘fit for the 21st century’.



While the Government has pledged nearly £100m to help councils carry out ‘essential’ repairs to their local road networks, its wider roads investment programme could face a legal challenge from environmentalists.



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28.02.2020

HTMA to cease operating



After 15 years of representing the highways maintenance industry, the Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA) will cease operating. The Association’s members made this decision following the departure of a number of tier 1 highway maintenance contractors from the organisation.



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24.02.2020

Sort my sign, watchdog tells Highways Englands



A new nationwide campaign aims to put pressure on Highways England to improve the quality of its signage and road safety. Road user watchdog Transport Focus has launched said its Sort My Sign campaign, which aims to get road users to report poor signs on the 4,300 miles of the strategic road network (SRN).



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10.02.2020

Government pledges £5bn for bus services and cycling routes



The government has pledged £5bn over the next five years to improve bus and cycling services in England.

Boris Johnson said the extra money will provide more frequent services and simpler, more affordable fares. Chancellor Sajid Javid told the BBC these are the kind of "essential" investments that "people want to see". But Labour has accused the PM of refusing to reverse "£645m-a-year cuts to bus budgets, which have caused thousands of routes to be axed". The announcement comes as the government gave the go-ahead to the HS2 project.



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28.01.2020

Passive Safety UK Guidelines updated JANUARY 2020



Passive Safety UK Guidelines updated JAN 2020



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27.01.2020

Thirty-eight people have been killed on smart motorways in the last five years, the government has told BBC Panorama. It is the first time that the total number of deaths has been reported



Smart motorways have been criticised because they do not have a hard shoulder and drivers who break down can be trapped in the speeding traffic. The network is facing an overhaul with the results of a government review due to be announced shortly.A Freedom of Information (FoI) request sent by Panorama to Highways England revealed that on one section of the M25, outside London, the number of near misses had risen 20-fold since the hard shoulder was removed in April 2014. In the five years before the road was converted into a smart motorway there were just 72 near misses. In the five years after, there were 1,485.



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11.12.2019

Passive Safety UK Guidelines updated NOV 2019



Passive Safety UK Guidelines updated NOV 2019



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21.10.2019

UK Roads Passive Safety Workshop presentation by Carolien Willems - SAFETY PRODUCT



UK Roads Passive Safety Workshop presentation by Carolien Willems - SAFETY PRODUCT



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21.10.2019

UK Roads Passive Safety Workshop presentation by Alistair Gollop - MOTT MACDONALD
 



UK Roads Passive Safety Workshop presentation by Alistair Gollop - MOTT MACDONALD



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21.10.2019

UK Roads Passive Safety Workshop presentation by Alistair Crooks - HORIBA MIRA



UK Roads Passive Safety Workshop presentation by Alistair Crooks - HORIBA MIRA



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21.10.2019

UK Roads Passive Safety Workshop presentation by Tony Everitt VARLEY & GULLIVER
 



UK Roads Passive Safety Workshop presentation by Tony Everitt VARLEY & GULLIVER



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21.10.2019

UK Roads Passive Safety Workshop presentation by Ian McDonald HYDRO (Sapa Pole Products)
 



UK Roads Passive Safety Workshop presentation by Ian McDonald HYDRO (Sapa Pole Products)



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21.10.2019

UK Roads Passive Safety Workshop presentation by Simon Morgan BUCHANAN COMPUTING



UK Roads Passive Safety Workshop presentation by Simon Morgan BUCHANAN COMPUTING



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21.10.2019

UK Roads Passive Safety Workshop presentation by Tim Daly SWARCO (Signfix)
 



UK Roads Passive Safety Workshop presentation by Tim Daly SWARCO (Signfix)



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30.09.2019

Transport Scotland to host next UK Roads Passive Safety Workshop
 



The next UK Roads Passive Safety Workshop is taking place in Glasgow on 16th October at the offices of Transport Scotland in Glasgow. A programme for the day can be found below.

 



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29.09.2019

The new Passive Safety standard EN:12767:2019 is now published
 



The new Passive Safety standard EN:12767:2019 is now published and can be obtained from BSi (use link below)

 



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