Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP has commissioned the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to independently review safety data relating to smart motorways, amid growing concerns that the roads are dangerous. In a written statement to Parliament, Shapps also said he was delaying the publication of a progress report from Highways England on smart motorway safety until the summer, despite recently telling MPs he would report back “very quickly”. Shapps said: “Earlier this year, I asked for a one-year on […]
The Conservative Party has insisted that investment in Britain’s road network will be “the big thing that will decide our country’s future”.
The government is looking at funding HGV driver training for those leaving the military to help alleviate the skills shortage.
Chancellor George Osborne has invited RHA chief executive Richard Burnett to a “formal roundtable discussion” with the Treasury and DfT to discuss possible government “intervention” to address the HGV driver shortage.