Three recent crossover incidents on the M5, in which vehicles have smashed through the central barrier into oncoming traffic on the opposite carriageway, have left three people dead. Over the last few years, Safer Motorways has worked desperately … [Read more...] about How many more deaths on the M5 before the central barrier is upgraded?
Two women were killed when a lorry traveling northbound on the M5 smashed through the steel barrier on the central reserve and hit their Mercedes car traveling in the opposite direction. The incident happened near Frankley, in the west Midlands, … [Read more...] about Is the M5 the UK’s most dangerous motorway?
We have always thought it bizarre that a soldier killed in Afghanistan gets front-page news and often the lead story on national television - but the same soldier killed on a motorway accident driving back to his barracks whilst on leave in the UK, … [Read more...] about Spend money wisely – and save more lives
The never ending rise in petrol prices have now resulted in a massive reduction in the number of drivers on the road. Traffic has slumped by almost 20 per cent according to figures released last week by the government and that figure is expected … [Read more...] about Soaring fuel prices force 20 percent of drivers off the road
A quick test for you. Was the photograph on the left taken in Nigeria, Cyprus or the UK? Yes you guessed it - it’s right here in the UK, at junction 22 of the M5 to be precise. We understand from the Department for Transport that ALL safety … [Read more...] about Safety Barriers are just rusting away
A 32-ton lorry has crashed through the central reservation of the A4 near Chiswick earlier this week killing a Japanese businessman traveling by taxi to London. Two Japanese colleagues traveling with the victim, and the taxi driver, were also … [Read more...] about Japanese businessman dies in another cross-over incident
“OK Spock - we’ve joined the motorway. Federation Rules clearly state that we get into the outside lane as quickly as possible and immediately switch off all mental processes”. “Chekov ... Disengage brain, go to warp factor 70 - and stay as close … [Read more...] about Motorway madness.
Much of the current road technology in the UK is based around specified safety requirements from the 1960s. That was fine when we were all driving around in Morris Minors and Triumph Heralds but it is clearly not suitable for modern vehicles that … [Read more...] about Why doesn’t steel barrier have an MOT every year?
The latest statistics show that the quantity of concrete safety barrier being installed on UK motorway central reservations is currently set to double in 2010. Estimates show that those counties which are actively adopting concrete safety barrier … [Read more...] about Why are motorways in the north of the country safer than motorways in the south?
Is there a driver on our roads today who does not recall the joys and horrors of their driving test? What a rite of passage it was - like your first kiss and your first beer, everyone has a memory. Endless practicing of the three point turn, the … [Read more...] about To ‘L’ and back