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Government says self-driving cars could double road congestion

A Government report warns that motorists could find themselves stuck in congestion nearly twice as bad as current levels if self-driving cars become commonplace. Department for Transport (DfT) traffic projections for England and Wales show delays may rise by up to 85% from 2025 to 2060 in that scenario. The analysis is based on connected …

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Monstrous motorways, spooky streets and rotten roads

From Dundee to Devon and Belfast to Bolton, motoring experts have revealed 10 haunted highways that easily spooked drivers should avoid this Halloween. Multiple sightings of a highwayman in Hampstead and a ghost bride in Kent confirm the fearsome reputation of a UK road network reportedly riddled with ghostly apparitions, researchers from Quotezone.co.uk have found. …

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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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