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74% of drivers say speed limit signs obscured by overgrown foliage

According to new RAC study, 74% of drivers believe that speed limit signs are the most likely to be disguised by overgrown foliage. The most frequently obscured signs are 30 mph signs, which are frequently used to regulate speeds in towns and street-lit areas. Due to the resurgence of trees and bushes, more than half […]

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Pothole crisis at record high – expert tips on how to successfully claim for pothole damage to your car

The state of the roads across the UK presents an undeniable crisis demanding urgent attention. The rise and severity of potholes have become both a concern and a danger to drivers nationwide. According to recent data from the RAC, nearly 8,000 breakdowns occurred in the first quarter of 2024 due to poor road conditions, marking

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Smart motorway equipment failures spark safety concerns

It has come to light that the equipment supporting England’s network of smart motorways regularly stopped functioning, putting drivers “at risk.” From June 2022 to February 2024, there were 397 instances where the motorway network lost electricity, making it harder to identify when a car breaks down and potentially trap drivers in a live lane.

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Additional police forces join trial of new AI road safety cameras

An artificial intelligence (AI)-powered mobile technology trial being conducted by National Highways is about to be extended throughout the United Kingdom. Ten additional police forces will be added to the cameras, which have the ability to automatically identify drivers who are not using their seatbelts or who are using mobile phones while driving. They will

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Roads in England and Wales on the brink of collapse, warns Asphalt Industry Alliance

Potholes have caused roads in England and Wales to reach a “breaking point,” according to the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA). According to the AIA Alarm Survey, as the cost of repairing the backlog of repairs hits a record high of £16.3 billion, over half of the local road network in England and Wales may collapse

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