Death toll on smart motorways hits new record

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From Sunday Times article February 21st 2021 A delayed report by the Department of Transport reveals an increase in the number of deaths related to smart motorways. There were 14 fatalities in 2019 on motorways where hard shoulders operate as full-time or part- time traffic lanes, according to data collected by the DfT but not […]

Smart Motorways: Highways England referred to CPS over M1 death

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From BBC Sheffield & South Yorkshire  12th February 2021  Highways England should be investigated over possible manslaughter charges after a woman’s death on a smart motorway, a coroner has said. A week after Transport Secretary Grant Shapps described smart motorways as “not so smart”,   a coroner has stated that Highways England should be referred to […]

Do You Know the Drivers’ Hours Rules for Your Van Drivers?

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Van Drivers Must Follow HGV  Drivers’ Hours Rules  to Avoid a Possible £300 Fine    Many van drivers do not realise that they are subject to the same working hours and rest periods as HGV drivers.   Exceeding the UK daily driving hours limit could result in a £300 fine. Failing to take breaks and exceeding the […]

Highways England cameras catch 10,000 tailgaters in two weeks

  Highways England Press Release – Almost 10,000 vehicles were caught tailgating in the first two weeks of new cameras being tested to clamp down on the offence. Highways England and police have joined forces to tackle the offence which is a factor in around one in eight casualties on England’s motorways and major A […]