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?
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
There you are, driving along, minding your own business and your mobile phone does that little “buzzy-jiggy-thing” and emits some random mind-numbing chime that drives everyone but the phone-owner nuts. Yes, another absolutely essential, … [Read more...] about “TEXT-DRIVING” is the new “DRINK DRIVING”
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
Other countries, more used to heavy snow falls and ice, do not expect their roads to be constantly gritted or snow-free during the winter. Instead the emphasis is on “driver preparation” and a (legally required) spare set of winter tyres. But did … [Read more...] about Winter tyres are the answer.
How many times have we seen it? People using their mobile phones whilst driving, eating at the wheel – even reading a newspaper in slow moving traffic? But one task that's currently getting more tarmac time than any other is applying makeup in the … [Read more...] about You Couldn’t Make It Up
Ladies and gentlemen, three guesses what our New Year's resolution is this January? Lose weight? Stop biting our fingernails? Spend less money down the pub? Nah! Our New Year's resolution is to make the major roads in Britain a safer place for … [Read more...] about A New Year, The Same Old Resolution