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Further powers are being granted to local authorities to reduce levels of disruption caused by road works in their areas

Major construction work on a vital £88.6 million scheme to increase capacity, reduce congestion and improve safety on the M4 and M5 near Bristol was officially started by Roads Minister Mike Penning

New powers to help councils cut the disruption caused by road works were announced today by Transport Minister Norman Baker

 

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A new study into commuter habits has found that British motorists spend more than a year of their lives stuck in traffic

 

Ministers are tackling the misery caused by lorry drivers following satnavs down narrow and inappropriate roads as part of a package of new traffic signs rules.

 

The Economic Secretary to the Treasury Chloe Smith has today announced a consultation on extending the use of rebated fuel or ‘red diesel’ to allow tractors to grit roads in rural communities

 

The Highways Agency is set to help people travelling during this year’s festive holiday period, with plans in place to complete more than 500 miles of roadworks on England’s motorways and major A roads next week. A further 60 miles will be suspended between 23 December 2011 and 3 January 2012

 

A new report calls for integrated use of existing technology to improve our transport networks. Congestion, road accidents and a growing population are all putting a strain on the UK’s transport networks creating a costly and ineffective transport system that also impacts on economic productivity

 

Drivers are to be released from reams of red tape currently required by government, Transport Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

 

Communities across England will benefit from £854m worth of investment in 21 local transport schemes, Transport Secretary Justine Greening said today. This is in addition to the 20 schemes, worth £574m, which were announced in the Autumn Statement at the end of last month

 

The National Audit Office has commended the Department for Transport for starting its preparations for the 2010 spending review early and taking steps to improve and challenge the evidence on which it based its decisions with a view to securing value for money

 

Forecasters have said that the wintry weather is to continue throughout Tuesday.Motorists have been advised to take care on icy roads after heavy snowfall caused issues on roads across Scotland on Monday

 

The chancellor George Osborne has launched his new National Infrastructure Plan to boost growth by updating transport links

 

Roads in many parts of the UK are already plagued with potholes before any winter freeze gets to work on them, the AA’s army of Streetwatchers has revealed

 

A ground-breaking deal confirms joint Local Authority and public health responsibility for roads. 20mph speed limits cost effectively prevent injury and promote healthy lifestyles

 

Major savings for taxpayers and benefits for the national economy could be unlocked by reforming the Government’s management of England’s motorways and trunk roads, says an independent review published today

 

According to research by AA Driving School, half (51%) of drivers have a family member who drives too fast. A quarter (26%) said they have a colleague who does this

 

Motorists' insurance premiums can rise by almost a quarter if they have a single, three-point penalty for speeding, according to RoadPilot

 

Women drivers are being bombarded with criticism by male back seat drivers. Nearly two thirds (58%) of women drivers say men in their families nag them about their driving

 

Responding to a new report [Monday 14 November] by Parliament's green watchdog that says the Government is putting thousands of lives at risk by trying to dilute EU air quality rules instead of cutting pollution on UK roads, Friends of the Earth London Campaigner Jenny Bates said

 

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