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London Congestion Charge has its hours reduced, but price stays at £15

London Congestion Charge has its hours reduced, but price stays at £15

The hours have reduced for the London Congestion Charge, however the price remains the same and fees will still apply at weekends. Transport for London (TfL) has announced that between 7am and 6pm on weekdays or between 12pm and 6pm at weekends and bank holidays, motorists driving into the central London charging zone will have …

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Road Safety Week: Motorists warned of a rise in car insurance as UK roads need repairing

Road Safety Week: Motorists warned of a rise in car insurance as UK roads need repairing

As Road Safety Week is in full swing, several organisations are calling on the Government to invest more into road services. In their new research, the Department for Transport states that there has been a rise in local toads needing urgent repair.  These roads – for local users rather than traffic passing through that compromise …

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Smart motorway concerns shared by risk management specialist

Smart motorway concerns shared by risk management specialist

After a poll of customers revealed that more than 80% thought smart motorways were unsafe or could be improved, Licence Check has added its voice of growing calls for them to be overhauled. Part of the Ebbon Group, the licence checking and risk management specialist surveyed its customer base, asking for their opinion on all-lane …

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Transport Committee calls for emergency corridor manoeuvre on smart motorways

Transport Committee calls for emergency corridor manoeuvre on smart motorways

After completing its reports on smart motorways, the Transport Committee is calling for a number of measures to improve safety. One of these is for the rollout of all-lane running to be halted for five years in light of a lack of safety and economic data. The select committee calls for the emergency corridor manoeuvre …

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RAC calls for dynamic hard shoulders on smart motorways

RAC calls for dynamic hard shoulders on smart motorways

All lane running should be abandoned on smart motorways in favour of operating ‘dynamic’ hard shoulders, according to the RAC. The motoring group says that opening the hard shoulder to traffic only at busy times will provide increased capacity when needed, while allowing drivers to pull over during quieter periods. All lane running should be …

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A top priority for car and van drivers is the quality of road surfaces

A top priority for car and van drivers is the quality of road surfaces

New research from Transport Focus has found that almost two thirds (65%) of car and van drivers say the maintenance of existing roads is more important than building new roads or adding lanes to existing ones. The independent watchdog spoke to more than 5,600 drivers to understand their priorities for improvement to England’s major roads …

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£15m fund given to councils to improve local roads across England

£15m fund given to councils to improve local roads across England

A £15 million funding package for councils across the country to improve traffic signals has been announced by the Government.  It has also been reported that the Government has made a commitment to explore how new technology – such as drones and 3D printing – could be used to find and fix potholes. The package …

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