Highways England plans to step up its “smart” motorway programme, the agency’s strategy and planning director Elliott Shaw told delegates at a strategy day this week. There will be a “modularised” approach so that they can be rolled out “mile after mile” across the network. This will be more cost-effective and consistent than approach hitherto, where each scheme has been specifically designed, he said. Shaw was speaking at a conference in London on the DfT’s evolving road investment strategy (RIS2), […]
The DfT has confirmed that trucks using equipment designed to cut their emissions, such as aerodynamic flaps, will soon be allowed to run up to a GVW of 45 tonnes.
The AA has told Motortransport.co.uk that speeding fines from smart motorways should be ring-fenced and used to improve safety on the controversial routes.
The government is looking at funding HGV driver training for those leaving the military to help alleviate the skills shortage.