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Crashes / Wrecks
Human waste spill on highway leads to wrecked police cars, chaos
Multiple accidents occurred after a truck scattered fecal matter across the highway, but no one was seriously hurt.
20 July 2023
UK government "unlikely" to hit targets on motorway charging network
The RAC says the government is "not on track" to meet its own commitment to chargers on the motorway network.
22 May 2023
Longer lorries to grace UK roads from end of May
The longer 'LST' trailers are designed to reduce the number of trucks on the road.
17 May 2023
UK: Call for hard shoulders to be reinstated on existing smart motorways
The RAC wants the government U-turn on smart motorways to go further, rolling back existing projects.
24 April 2023
New scheme aims to make UK road lighting more eco-friendly
The organisation in charge of motorways and major A-roads is switching to cheaper, greener LED lighting.
14 February 2023
UK: New measures planned to reduce disruption from roadworks
National Highways says the moves will save the taxpayer money and reduce congestion.
25 July 2022
UK: Tyres cause more than 41,000 breakdowns on motorways and A-roads
Drivers are being urged to check their tyres at one of the busiest times of year for breakdowns.
14 July 2022
This Fiat 500 EV is charging wirelessly through the road as it drives
Fiat’s parent company Stellantis showcased what it calls “Arena del Futuro” capable of dynamic inductive charging for electric vehicles
14 June 2022
UK government to spend £167m upgrading roads in south-west England
The M5 and A36 are both in line for major upgrade work.
10 June 2022
UK: Motorway authority claims it's on course to meet safety targets
National Highways says its improvements to the smart motorway network will be delivered on time.
17 May 2022
UK: 'Supercab' police trucks now in use on the A1(M)
The supercab initiative has already caught 26,000 offenders across the UK since 2015.
4 April 2022
UK motorway patrols get body cameras to tackle abusive behaviour
National Highways says the cameras will help reduce the incidents of abuse for its staff.
16 March 2022
Drivers urged to be mindful of "two-second" safety rule
The rule is designed to prevent tailgating and rear-end shunts.
3 March 2022
UK ambulance services urge drivers to "respect" red X on motorways
Ambulance crews are calling on drivers to stay out of closed lanes.
2 March 2022
UK traffic officers get new kit to help move broken-down cars more quickly
National Highways has given its patrols 'skates' and battery boosters to help move stricken vehicles.
24 February 2022
'Intelligent' street lights could soon line UK motorways
The lights contain CCTV and wireless technology for connected cars.
24 January 2022
New 'sustainability' division for English motorway network
The new division is tasked with improving the network's eco credentials.
13 January 2022
UK: New gates trialled to make motorway lane closures safer
The system is designed to be safer and faster than coning off sections of motorway.
11 January 2022
Crashes / Wrecks
Scary 40-car crash closes motorway, no injuries reported
Cars were on fire, but everyone walked away.
24 December 2021
UK: More than 900 miles of roadworks to be lifted ahead of Christmas rush
National Highways says 98 percent of roadworks on major routes will be lifted or completed by December 21.
20 December 2021
UK motorway safety drive catches 240 offenders in just two weeks
The drivers in south-west England were caught out by patrolling police HGV tractor units.
14 December 2021
UK: Authorities hope green-fingered approach will deter fly-tipping
The organisation in charge of major roads hopes planters will discourage fly-tipping.
9 December 2021
New tech for UK motorways to keep driver information up to date
The systems will monitor speed limits and the information displayed on overhead signs.
24 November 2021
A46 roadworks go green in attempts to cut emissions
Recycling the old road surface is estimated to cut emissions by a quarter.
22 November 2021
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