road

Government Investment
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Highways England begins search for partner to build Britain’s longest road tunnel

Highways England is today inviting tenders for its largest ever contract, the £2 billion package to build the longest road tunnel in Britain that sits at the heart of the proposed Lower Thames Crossing, the most ambitious roads project for a generation.
Other
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Tank of mum and dad – Parents spend up to £750 a year to help keep their children on the road

Over 60% of 17-24-year-old drivers have received financial support from their parents to help them run their car over the last twelve months – up from 49% before the pandemic
Cars
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KWIK FIT introduces special precautions for mobile fitting appointments

Kwik Fit, the UK’s largest tyre retailer, is introducing social distancing measures for its mobile fleet operators as it responds to a spike in bookings
Other
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Innovative incident response vehicle geared up to reduce traffic delays

An innovative all-in-one response vehicle that can stop and direct motorway traffic after incidents – then clean up spillages and repair the road afterwards – is set to dramatically reduce delays for drivers
Road Safety
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Following Prince Philip’s car crash, how many elderly drivers are on the road?

The 97-year-old duke’s driving skills have received scrutiny after his recent crash – but how many people around his age have licenses in the US and UK?
Road Safety
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Do these new video clips show the worst driving in Derbyshire?

Dodgy driving was recorded all over the county
Road Safety
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Road deaths ‘broadly flat’ since 2010

The 2017 figure, published today (27 Sept) by the DfT, is one death more than in 2016 (1,792) – making it the highest annual figure since 2011
Technology & Innovation
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Potholes – you may have heard of them?

Ford’s new detection system, unfortunately won’t go around filling in potholes and won’t be swerving dangerously around them either