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RSMA says removal of road marking fatally flawed

A growing trend for selectively removing road markings to change driver behaviour towards more awareness of vulnerable users generates heated debate on safety. The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) in the UK has described the notion of removing white lines …

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Freight considerations for new Thames Tunnel

Highways England is being urged to consider the haulage industry in plans for a new tunnel under the Thames river to the east of London. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says that a planned new tunnel under the Thames must …

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Local authorities increase spending on road repairs

Majority of councils increased levels of spending last year on the resurfacing of roadways and the repair of potholes. An IAM Freedom of Information (FOI) request has found that many county councils across England appear to have responded to criticisms …

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Domestic car theft prevention with rising bollards

The use of rising bollards for preventing thefts of vehicles from driveways at domestic properties could provide an answer to fighting vehicle crime. With police budgets being cut further in the UK and forces being required to meet tighter financial …

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Pothole action event to take place in January

The second national pothole day with take place in January 2016 to raise awareness of the problem of poor road repairs in the UK. Following the success of last year’s inaugural National Pothole Day, “Street Repairs” will once again be …

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Hydraulic lifting gates for sloping access roads

Vehicle access control for difficult driveways and sloping roads is improved with the use of hydraulic lifting gates that have no need to swing or slide. The Avant Gate hydraulic lifting system for vehicular access gates is now available in …

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Decorative blocks protect from vehicle incursions

The refurbished Birmingham New Street railway station is being protected from hostile vehicle attacks using PAS 68 blocks and planters. Townscape Products has installed 20 PAS 68 Counter Terror (CT) Blocks and three stainless steel PAS 68 planters, designed to …

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Dual measurement unit signing could reduce bridge strikes

Proposals from the DfT could result in the use of both imperial and metric signage on low bridge signs to improve driver understanding. Despite SI units having been adopted as the standard measuring system in the UK decades ago, bridge …

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Report highlights risks on UK road network

Road Safety Foundation report examines the costs of accidents across the country’s strategic road network with improvement commitments from Highways England. Reducing harm on the roads is both a moral and an economic imperative for the new Highways England, according …

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Housing association ensures access gate safety

A UK housing association contracts vehicular access gate specialist to ensure the safety and maintenance of gates used at its properties. Automatic vehicle access gates at a number of residential complexes in South East England will be maintained and supplied …

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