Road users not complying with ‘red X’ signs on the motorway should face penalties, the RHA has said, after a Transport Committee report highlighted low levels of compliance with the road safety measure. The select committee’s report into all-lane running addressed a “shocking degree of non-compliance” with ‘red X’ signals, after an evaluation of M25 road users showed 7% didn’t comply with the instruction. A previous report by Highways England found close to a third of motorists didn’t know what ‘red […]
Anyone looking for a way to raise their professional profile overnight might do well to follow the example of Richard Hayes, president of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). He achieved instant notoriety earlier this month when he suggested the DfT considers banning LGVs from UK motorways on Sundays as part of its programme to reform the strategic road network (MT 2 July). Controversial Calling for an investigation into a Sunday motorway ban for LGVs was bound to be controversial, […]
The FTA has called on Eurotunnel and the French authorities to upgrade any weak spots in their security fencing after more than 100 migrants broke into the tunnel operator’s French terminal earlier this month, causing hours of delays to passenger and freight services.
The FTA and RHA have welcomed the HGV Road User Levy Act, which became law yesterday (28 February).