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
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.
One death on the rail network and there is a full enquiry with massive coverage across all the media. But seven deaths on a UK motorway? - yawn, not even worth a mention in a National newspaper. Why is that? How the heck did we ever get to the … [Read more...] about Why cutting corners costs you more in the long run
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?
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.
A young man died on the A329M near Reading when his vehicle crossed the carriageway and hit a Ford Transit van traveling in the opposite direction. The response from the general public was immediate. “Why has the Council not installed concrete … [Read more...] about Failure to install concrete barrier costs another life
Here’s a good Trivial Pursuits question. “If, before you set out on your journey, you knew that there was a chance you would have to either sleep in your car or abandon your car and walk home, what would you take with you?” Score yourself one point … [Read more...] about No grit – but drivers are as much to blame
The government has been accused of 'milking the motorist' after it materialised last month that speed cameras are bagging £10,000 for the Treasury every HOUR. Home Office figures show the number of fixed penalty notices handed out for speeding has … [Read more...] about Speed Cameras Bag £10,000 Every Hour
The speed limit on A-roads will be reduced to 50mph in an attempt to cut the number of road deaths by a third. Drivers also face limits of 20mph on residential roads and near schools, in proposals for ten-year safety targets set by the … [Read more...] about Saving Lives Or Making Money? – You decide!