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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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Emergency services Firefighters from the London Fire Brigade respond to an emergency in the street near the Farringdon station

Non-emergency ambulances, police cars and fire vehicles to use TfL bus lanes after trial resulted in fewer missed hospital appointments

From Friday 19 May ambulances, police and fire vehicles across the capital will have access to bus lanes on London’s main arterial roads while on duty, even when not dealing with an emergency. This follows a successful trial with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust that saw fewer missed appointments, and no negative impact on

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Ministry of Transport UK speed limit road sign indicating maximum speed of 20mph allowable.

UK roads embrace lower speed limits in pursuit of cleaner air and safer roads

From 83 percent in 2020 to 78 percent in 2023, fewer major roads have a 70-mph speed restriction. In order to meet net-zero air pollution targets for 2050, many local authorities are cutting speed limits. The research revealed that 15 percent of roads managed by National Highways now have a 60 percent speed limit, an

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Evening traffic on busiest British motorway M25

Government urged to scrap all smart motorways over safety concerns

Calls are being made for all smart motorways to be scrapped after the Government announced that it was cancelling new schemes following safety concerns. New smart motorways – including the 11 already paused and three new schemes – have been ditched, with ministers citing financial pressures and a lack of public confidence. Seven of the

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Row of traffic cones along the middle of a road being resurfaced.

UK Government announces £47.5m funding for 27 high-risk roads to improve safety

The Government has announced £47.5 million of new funding to improve safety on 27 of the country’s most dangerous roads. Through the third round of the Safer Roads Fund, the Department for Transport (DfT) says that 27 new schemes will be delivered, driving forward safety improvements such as re-designing junctions and improving signage and road

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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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