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Demand for petrol rose 172% on Thursday amid fears of a fuel tanker drivers' strike, while diesel was up 77%, according to independent retailers' group RMI Petrol

UK petrol pump prices are already 1p a litre above last year’s record and diesel nearly 2.5p a litre higher than last May’s peak

The Highways Agency has today published its business plan, which sets out how it will operate, maintain and improve the 4,300-mile network of motorways and trunk roads in England in the year ahead

 

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The CBI have commented on the announcement by the Unite union that fuel tanker drivers in the oil industry plan to strike over terms and conditions

 

Tanker drivers delivering fuel to petrol pumps across the UK have voted overwhelmingly for strike action in a dispute over safety and growing instability in the fuel industry

 

The prime minister will reveal today (March 19th) that the government is looking at the possibility of permitting private companies to invest in the English road network

 

Campaigners pressing for lower petrol and diesel prices in the UK have launched a final call on the government not to raise costs in this week's Budget

 

FTA is delighted by the Mayor’s decision not to increase parking fines to £200 during the Olympics

 

An innovative scheme to help reduce disruption caused by road works on London’s busiest roads was given the go-ahead today by Transport Secretary Justine Greening

 

Transport for London (TfL) has launched its latest teen road safety campaign 'Stop. Think. Live.', which uses a range of powerful messages to remind young teenagers to take care when using the road

 

The 17th Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) Survey published today (15 March 2012) has gathered information from 70 per cent of the local authority highways departments across England and Wales

 

Utility companies who take too long to complete their road works will face higher charges, Transport Minister Norman Baker announced today

 

Norman Baker, Local Transport Minister, is today hosting the Government’s first ‘Satnav Summit’ to thrash out solutions to end the misery caused when lorry and car drivers follow out of date directions from their satnavs

 

Transport for London (TfL) and London boroughs today (29 February) published a list of 10 contractors they are considering for four new area-based highways contracts that could save tens of millions of pounds through better working practices

 

MPs on the cross party Transport Select Committee have warned the Government it must do more to show that transport expenditure plans involve a fair allocation of resources across the nation

 

Labour will back a change to variable speed limits, allowing them to increase to 80mph as well as decrease below 70mph as currently permitted, as a safer alternative to the Government’s proposed blanket increase in motorway speed limits

 

Ministers have announced that car insurance customers will see cheaper prices from a reduction in legal fees around small personal injury claims. The pledge came after the Prime Minister vowed to bring down the £1,200 fee for lawyers working on such cases.

 

The Highways Agency is calling on road users to help tackle roadside litter on England’s motorways and major A roads.

 

The Highways Agency is advising drivers to continue to check the weather forecast and road conditions before travelling this weekend. The Met Office has issued a weather warning for the risk of ice for much of the country on Saturday

 

Changes to streamline the process local councils and the Highways Agency must go through when introducing new traffic restrictions were put forward today by Transport Minister Norman Baker

 

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