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Children face serious road safety threat on the school run - The Transport Network

Children face serious road safety threat on the school run - The Transport Network | UK Highways | Scoop.it
More than 40% of parents have seen their child almost hit by a car on the school run, according to new figures from leading transport charity Sustrans
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New Govt road stats suggest 'short-term improvements but long-term decline' - The Transport Network

New Govt road stats suggest 'short-term improvements but long-term decline' - The Transport Network | UK Highways | Scoop.it
The latest official figures from the Department for Transport (DfT) show the proportion of the principal road network where maintenance should be cons
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Public health professionals call for 20mph speeds

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http://www.20splentyforus.org.uk/BriefingSheets/PH_Profs_Call_for_20.pdf

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Innovative 20mph sign installation reaches CIHT Awards shortlist

Innovative 20mph sign installation reaches CIHT Awards shortlist | UK Highways | Scoop.it
A 20mph scheme using the exclusive Groundscrew innovation in Warrington Borough Council (WBC) has been shortlisted for two award categories
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Winter driving top tips

Winter driving top tips | UK Highways | Scoop.it
As the Met Office issues a weather warning for icy weather over the following days, drivers are being reminded how to cope with the tricky conditions
    

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Britain's road signs could disappear under EU plans

Britain's road signs could disappear under EU plans | UK Highways | Scoop.it
Standard road signs could be introduced across the EU to enable a new 'intelligent' form of car to read signs and help cut deaths
    

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Top 10 most shocking health & safety myths

Top 10 most shocking health & safety myths | UK Highways | Scoop.it
Have you heard the one about the trapeze artist being ordered to wear a hard hat? Or how about the students ordered to wear goggles while they play conkers? Whichever way you look at it, ‘elf and s...
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Councils New Pothole Scheme Leads to Less Insurance Claims | Highways Industry

Councils New Pothole Scheme Leads to Less Insurance Claims | Highways Industry | UK Highways | Scoop.it
Northamptonshire has seen a sharp drop in insurance claims after implementing a new pothole strategy three years ago.
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New council pothole strategy pays-off

New council pothole strategy pays-off | UK Highways | Scoop.it
Northamptonshire County Council has seen a dramatic drop in insurance claims since it overhauled its pothole strategy. In April 2010, County Hall intr
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Highways Crews Plan to Fix More Potholes over Easter School Break

Highways Crews Plan to Fix More Potholes over Easter School Break | UK Highways | Scoop.it

Highways crews in Staffordshire plan to take advantage of school holidays to tackle weather-related potholes. Crews are now repairing more than 300 per week in a bid to clear backlog of defects. In the run up to the Easter weekend the crews managed to repair more than 60 potholes and road defects on one day alone.

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Lollipop lady 'stepped into path of out-of control car to protect children'

Lollipop lady 'stepped into path of out-of control car to protect children' | UK Highways | Scoop.it
Karin Williams was helping young children cross the road car driven by Robert Bell crashed into them, Cardiff magistrates hear
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Groundscrew Versus Concrete - JPCS

Groundscrew Versus Concrete - JPCS | UK Highways | Scoop.it
Groundscrew is an innovative alternative to concrete foundations. This infographic illustrates the difference between using concrete and Groundscrew foundations across a variety of applications.
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JPCS and Warrington Council Highly Commended at North West CIHT Awards

JPCS and Warrington Council Highly Commended at North West CIHT Awards | UK Highways | Scoop.it
JPCS and Warrington Borough Council's (WBC) 20mph project has been 'Highly Commended' in the North West Safety Project of the Year
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Star-shaped road marking sparks confusion in Dagenham

Star-shaped road marking sparks confusion in Dagenham | UK Highways | Scoop.it
A new star-shaped road marking has sparked confusion at a junction in Dagenham.

The unique 12-point marking at the junction of Gale Street, Rugby Road and Ivy House Road is part of the community project DIY Porter's Lodge which aims to improve the local area.

The developers of the project claim the new marking create a "different environment for drivers" and allow pedestrians and cyclists to gain confidence in crossing the junction.

Local residents chose the new marking in response to speeding traffic and unsafe conditions, designers said.
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Average speed enforcement in Notts sees 80% reduction in KSIs - The Transport Network

Average speed enforcement in Notts sees 80% reduction in KSIs - The Transport Network | UK Highways | Scoop.it
A Nottinghamshire CC road safety scheme that installed average speed enforcement on the A614 has seen an 80% reduction in the number of people killed
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Motorway speeds: Get used to driving at 40mph, says top highways official - Telegraph

Motorway speeds: Get used to driving at 40mph, says top highways official - Telegraph | UK Highways | Scoop.it
Highways Agency chief executive says motorway speeds are getting 'more predictable, but slower and slower'
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Construction Health and Safety & What you should know


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Drink drive campaign launched today

Drink drive campaign launched today | UK Highways | Scoop.it
The Government's annual drink driving campaign highlights the impact of a conviction on employment prospects

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Traffic lights fail to give elderly enough time to cross road

Traffic lights fail to give elderly enough time to cross road | UK Highways | Scoop.it
Traffic lights fail to give enough time for elderly people to cross the road, putting the safety of millions at risk, a charity warns
    

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Highways awards winners: Full list

Highways awards winners: Full list | UK Highways | Scoop.it
The winners of this year's Highways Magazine Excellence Awards were unveiled at a gala evening in the west end of London last night. Hundreds of highway
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Traffic Cone Art | Highways Industry

Traffic Cone Art | Highways Industry | UK Highways | Scoop.it
We see traffic cones every day, yet who would have thought they make for incredible pieces of art? We've compiled some of the most creative cone creations from around the world, starting with our nations capital.
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Record breaking day for wind - Renewable Energy Installer

Record breaking day for wind - Renewable Energy Installer | UK Highways | Scoop.it

Wind and marine trade body RenewableUK is celebrating the fact that for the first time, wind energy in the UK generated over 5 gigawatts of electricity consistently over a 24 hour period.

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