Tag Archives: Highways England

Vic Reeves lends support to campaign to get truck drivers to bin their litter

Comedian and artist Vic Reeves, along with his wife, Nancy Sorrell, have lent their support to a campaign to encourage road users, including truck drivers, to dispose of their rubbish responsibly. A pilot campaign – #DriveDownLitter – has seen giant funnel bins designed for truck drivers to use without having to leave their cabs installed at Maidstone and Folkestone services …

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Checks could prevent tyre-related deaths say Highways England

Up to 75% of motorway incidents related to tyre failure could be prevented if drivers carry out simple checks, according to new research by Highways England and tyre company Bridgestone. More than 30 people were killed or seriously injured in motorway accidents in 2016 due to illegal or faulty tyres. But an 18-month study says commuters, commercial drivers and other …

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New unmarked tractor units to take to the road to catch dangerous drivers

Three new unmarked tractor units are to take to the roads as part of an initiative to tackle dangerous driving on motorways and major A roads in England, Highways England has announced. Highways England has ordered the three Mercedes Actros tractor units after a single HGV used by police forces across the country has helped to catch more than 4000 …

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Severn Bridge charges to be reduced in January

Charges for trucks crossing over the Severn Bridge will be reduced in January, as the management of it transfers back to government ownership. Currently, Category 3 – which covers goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes – pay £20 daily to cross the Bridge, but from 8 January it will be £16.70, as prices will no longer be subject to VAT. From …

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New giant funnel bins at Lymm Services damaged within two days

Three of the four new giant funnel bins – installed at Lymm Services off the M6 in Cheshire with the aim of reducing the amount of littler dropped in the region – have been damaged within two days of being installed. The damage occurred when trucks trying to leave the services hit them because the bins’ location narrowed the exit. …

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A21 upgrade between Tonbridge and Pembury in Kent now open

The upgrade of the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury in Kent – which involves a new dual carriageway – has been officially opened. The upgrade, on the road connecting Hastings and London, also includes two new junctions as well as better, safer access to the A21 for the homes and businesses along it and dedicated new facilities for pedestrians, equestrians …

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Upgraded stretch of M3 in Surrey and Hampshire opens to traffic

A 13.4 mile section of the M3 in Surrey and Hampshire that has been upgraded to a smart motorway has been opened to traffic. The section of motorway, which runs between the M25 and Farnborough – junctions 2 to 4a – has had technology installed sets the speed limit to match conditions, helps spot any queuing traffic, incidents or broken …

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