Traffic congestion in London appears to be getting inexorably worse despite the London Congestion Charge, according to a new report. It meant drivers in the capital spent around 82 hours last year stuck in traffic (a 13% increase on 2012), according to a new report from Inrix. The report, based on journey data from GPS-equipped vehicles and mobile devices, suggests London suffered the biggest rise in congestion out of 18 UK cities last year. It also shows drivers across the […]
Provisional traffic figures released by the DfT show light goods vehicles continued to outstrip other vehicle categories last year in terms of mileage growth.
The only way to ensure the long-term health of the UK’s ailing roads network and plug a £10bn funding shortfall is to wrest control away from the government, a new CBI report has claimed. With the economy already losing up to £8bn a year in congestion related costs, the report, titled: ‘Bold thinking: a model to fund our future roads’, makes the case for something along the lines of what has taken place in the UK’s utility sector. This would […]
The use of 3D laser scanners to capture evidence after a road collision is saving an average of 44 minutes per investigation, roads minister Stephen Hammond has suggested. Thirty-eight scanners, which make a 3D image of the entire incident scene and avoid the need for investigators to survey multiple scene sections individually, were funded by the DfT and the police for use by 27 police authorities recently after a 2009 trial suggested their use would save 39 minutes on investigation […]