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Motorways have become more dangerous since lights switched off
Wednesday 1st May 2019

There has been an increase in the number of accidents on sections of unlit motorways – lights that have been turned off due to an initiative to reduce energy, a new report has found.

Dan Elsom, The Sun, reports:

Surge in drive-off petrol thefts forcing garages to close
Monday 29th April 2019

New statistics have revealed an increase in the number of motorists driving off without paying for their petrol – costing local stations vast amounts of money.

Hugo Griffiths, Auto Express, reports:

Police device to automatically detect when drivers are using mobile phones
Friday 26th April 2019

New roadside equipment that will detect when a motorist is using their mobile phone is set to be rolled out by police to raise awareness of the dangers of using your phone whilst driving.

Wil Crisp, The Independent, reports:

Smart motorways to double in the UK in bold new road network plan
Wednesday 24th April 2019

Highways England has announced plans to double the length of smart motorways on UK roads.

Luke John Smith, The Express, reports:

£317m traffic reduction scheme makes some journeys longer
Monday 22nd April 2019

Government-funded schemes intended to reduce congestion at peak times in fact worsened congestion at other points of the day, a new report has found.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:

London ultra-low emission zone comes into force
Friday 19th April 2019

A new congestion charge has been introduced in central London, in an attempt to reduce the number of older and more polluting cars being driven in the capital.

Jon Sharman, The Independent, reports:

UK roads are the safest in Europe
Wednesday 17th April 2019

New figures released by the European Commission have revealed that the UK had the fewest road traffic fatalities per one million inhabitants in 2018, the lowest figure in Europe.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:

Pavement parking ban nears as inquiry opens
Monday 15th April 2019

The Government is considering a country-wide ban for parking on the pavements, alongside fines of over £100 for motorists who choose to flout these new laws.

Luke John Smith, The Express, reports:

£201m fund for road maintenance and pothole repairs
Friday 12th April 2019

Central Government has revealed plans to offer a new fund to help local authorities improve road surfaces.

ITV News reports:

More than £200 million will be allocated to English councils to improve road surfaces, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced.

The true depth of the UK’s pothole problem revealed
Thursday 11th April 2019

New Freedom of Information data obtained by reveals a whopping 905,172 potholes were flagged to councils across the UK in 2017/18, compared to 887,351 the previous year(1).

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