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.
Every day, four people are killed or seriously injured in accidents involving young motorists, a recent study has revealed. Whilst driving accidents in general are on the decline in the UK, it is somewhat surprising to discover that crashes … [Read more...] about New drivers should not be allowed to drive at night.
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
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?)