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Traffic on a busy road in King's Cross

Study reveals which areas of the UK have the highest traffic congestion

A new study has revealed the most traffic-congested areas across the UK. Accident compensation experts Claims.co.uk analysed public data relating to traffic congestion within local authorities throughout 2022. This included looking at the total number of miles that all vehicles have travelled through the area, the number of licensed vehicles, and the average number of

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Aerial view of road roundabout intersection with moving heavy traffic. Urban circular transportation crossroads.

Which country is the roundabout capital of the world? New research reveals all

The online car rental specialist DiscoverCars.com analysed roundabouts in each country to reveal the countries with the most roundabouts, including per capita and per km2. While navigating roundabouts may feel far from an ideal way to pass the time for many, an interesting new piece of research has revealed the tourist-destination roundabouts in countries around

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Rubber road bumps, humps in the middle of the road to reduce speed

On its 40th anniversary, do speed bumps still serve their purpose?

The speed bump turns 40 this year, so we ask the question: are traffic-slowing measures still fit for purpose? The speed bump originally originated in early 1900s America but didn’t arrive on British roads as a traffic calming measure until 1983. There are believed to be over 42,000 of them across the UK’s road network

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Aerial view of a motorway intersection. M62 and M602 in Greater Manchester, northwest England.

The UK’s ten most challenging roads

Woven into the intricate tapestry of Britain’s diverse landscapes, our roads act as vital links that bring us together, quietly witnessing countless stories. Yet, certain paths have gained a reputation for their tricky bends, demanding terrains, and higher frequencies of incidents. For travellers, being aware of these hidden risks is crucial, guiding us to navigate

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Change to 20mph speed limit across Wales

The Welsh Government is implementing a standard 20mph speed restriction on “limited roads” throughout Wales, starting 17 September 2023. For more details about this modification, including which roads will be impacted, visit GOV.Wales. From this date, learners undergoing a driving assessment on Welsh streets must adhere to the updated speed restriction. Instructors at Welsh test

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heavy traffic jam next to bus lane in England UK.

The roads that have been driven on the most in the UK, revealed

A new study reveals that West Berkshire has the most driven on roads in the UK. The study, conducted by insurance broker One Sure Insurance, analysed the total miles driven within all local authorities and compared them to each place’s population, to discover which UK roads have seen the most vehicles. The City of London

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Close up of car wheel on a road in very bad condition with big potholes full of dirty rain water pools.

Rising popularity of electric cars could lead to increase in potholes, survey reveals

A survey reveals electric cars cause twice as much stress on roads as petrol equivalents, which could result in an increase in the number of potholes. The University of Leeds led the study that found the average electric car puts 2.24 times more stress on roads than a similar petrol vehicle – and 1.95 times

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