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Speeding drivers targeted in new Midlands campaign

A new campaign has been launched in the Midlands to highlight the risks and pitfalls of speeding. The Drive4Life campaign has been devised by the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC), who attended 672 road traffic collisions in 2018 – at a cost of £1.68m. The charity says speeding heightens a driver’s risk of a serious […]

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£400 million boost announced for UK EV charging network

Transport secretary Grant Shapps says new funding for Britain’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure will make charging an electric car ‘as easy as plugging in a smartphone’. On 10 September, the Government announced a £400 million fund to help develop rapid charging infrastructure points for electric vehicles. The first £70 million investment will create 3,000 new […]

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20mph speed limits in central London

 Transport for London (TfL) has today announced it will introduce 20mph limits for drivers within the Congestion Charge Zone from early 2020. The new speed restriction will affect Victoria and Albert Embankments, Millbank, Tower Hill, Blackfriars Road and more. Chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee, Florence Eshalomi AM, said: “With the recent rise in road […]

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Drink drive deaths rise again in 2017

Road safety organisations are calling for action following the publication of final estimates showing a 9% year-on-year rise in drink-drive related deaths in 2017. The figures show that between 230 and 270 people were killed in collisions where at least one driver was over the drink-drive limit – leading the DfT to produce a central […]

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