Last month was a very sad month for UK motorists with one of the worst motorway accidents in the country’s history. The multiple pile up on the M5 resulted in the death of seven. Safer Motorways have long held the M5 is one of the UK’s most … [Read more...] about Would you fly economy if you thought safety standards had been lowered?
The Department for Transport has announced a revolution in the way motorway accidents are recorded - and for once it is great news for motorists. Anyone who has ever been stuck on a motorway following an accident will have shouted in desperation … [Read more...] about New technology reduces motorway delays
On one of the busiest traveling weekends of the year the M25 was closed after a lorry hit the central reservation on Friday evening. The lorry load of aluminium bars were thrown into the path of oncoming traffic on the opposite carriageway. Three … [Read more...] about M25 delays could have been avoided.
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?
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
Experts believe that it would take an initial investment of £1.4 billion and annual ongoing costs of less than half a billion pounds to keep Britain’s planes, trains and road infrastructure operational whatever the weather conditions. If that … [Read more...] about Investment in our road infrastructure is a sure way to save both money and lives
This week’s competition is to estimate the REAL cost of a motorway accident like the one shown below. Not a significant accident that would make it on to News At Ten you understand. Just a bog-standard everyday kind of motorway smash that we have … [Read more...] about Is this picture worth a million pounds (or three million?)
What is the real cost to the tax-payer of having an inefficient motorway network? It is something that is often discussed at great length here at Safermotorways. What is the real cost of sitting in a stationery vehicle on a road designed to whisk … [Read more...] about Motorists drive 600 million miles just to avoid motorways.
UK roads are the most congested in Europe with no less than four of our cities appearing in the top 13 busiest urban areas. Based on a survey by Tom Tom which monitored speeds across European towns and cities,we are sad to report that London … [Read more...] about UK roads are the worst in Europe.