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.
“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.
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?
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
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.
There has been little in the way of demonstrations this month despite the fact that record high petrol prices have pushed annual inflation up to 3.4%. Maybe motorists feel that the war is lost. The Office for National Statistics reported the … [Read more...] about Petrol prices hit record highs.
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
It’s not you that’s the problem - it’s the other drivers on the road. How often have you heard that one? We all doubt the skills of the other road users around us and over the years we have developed a series of simple hand gestures to help us … [Read more...] about Did you pass first time?