Highways England

Road Safety

Safety on smart motorways

Due to the recent media backlash on the safety of smart motorways – Highways England has responded with the following:…

Road Safety

Smart motorways ‘a risk to life’

First introduced in 2014, smart motorways use variable speed limits to manage traffic and tackle stop-start congestion. The hard shoulder…

Government Investment

Extra motorway lanes saving drivers 40 minutes each week

Commuters travelling up to 15mph faster Collisions drop by 30% with 10 fewer every month Research carried out on biggest…

Road Safety

Highways England urging motorists to ‘check it before towing it’

https://youtu.be/dTbLqklOUpM The incident happened on the Surrey/Kent border and caused five miles of tailbacks with delays of around 40 minutes.…


Keeping British MotoGP visitors on track for safer rides

Some 120,000 people will flock to the event over the bank holiday weekend (23 to 25 August) and Highways England…

Road Safety

M1 safety week reduces collisions by a third

200 dangerous drivers stopped by police Hundreds given safety tips at motorway services The number of incidents during the Highways…


Highways England teams weigh in with one tonne donation for food banks

Almost 1000kg of items was collected by the teams taking care of motorways and main A roads across the East…

Teaching & Training

Biggest ever emergency exercise planned for M62

Around 100 workers from Greater Manchester and Cheshire’s emergency services will work with Highways England’s traffic officers through the night…

Government Investment

Making tracks in tackling tyre graveyards as new road surface using rubber is trialled

If successful, it is hoped that this new method will take a huge step towards tackling the millions of disused…