National Highways


ORR Report finds that smart motorways are the safest roads in the country

Report by the ORR supports National Highway’s findings that smart motorways are the safest roads in the country. Read More

Whistleblower claims smart motorway system failure

It’s been claimed that computer systems controlling signs on smart motorways crashed three times in four days, meaning signs across hundreds of miles of motorway could not be changed. Read More

How safe are smart motorways? Only 48% of motorists say they know how to use them

Inquiry in 2019 M1 deaths says smart motorways carry ‘an ongoing risk of future deaths’. Read More

The story of automation that will save lives

Ben Duncker, Business Development Director at Highway Care, talks to Safer Highways about the journey to date around the automated cone laying machine. Read More

Footage reveals dangers of not paying attention in roadworks

Highways England has urged motorists to drive carefully through roadworks as it reveals new research and shocking footage that show the dangers of not paying attention. Read More

Highways England airs plan to protect roadworkers with new inflatable barrier

An inflatable safety barrier that can be put up in a matter of minutes is to help protect road workers on Highways England’s road network. Read More

Tests carried out for automated cone laying vehicle

A pioneering cone-laying vehicle is set to eliminate the need for roadworkers to do the job from the back of a truck, after successful tests on British roads. Read More

Passport to help road workers to be effective and safe whilst on site goes live

A new smart card identification system for road workers has been launched. The system uses technology to reliably deliver and capture real-time information when and where it is needed. Read More

Does motorway roadworks speed limit increase put roadworkers at added risk?

Speed limits through most major roadworks in England will be increased to 60mph, Highways England has announced. Read More

Technology in infrastructure could ‘slash fatal building site accidents’ and ‘revolutionise construction’

Highways England has launched a 15-year plan to accelerate the use of technology in infrastructure. It says this ‘digital revolution’ in the construction industry could ‘slash the number of fatal building site accidents. Read More



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