New Clean Air Zones in London, Portsmouth and Oxford London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be expanding in the coming weeks, Portsmouth are looking to schedule their CAZ for late November and Oxford will launch Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) in February 2022. London ULEZ expansion London’s ULEZ first came into force in…Details
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DVLA looks to introduce digital driving licences by 2024 The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has stated that they are “committed to developing a digital provisional driving licence by 2024”. Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has said that the changes will make the UK transport network, “fairer, greener and more efficient”. Provisional driver’s licences will…Details
Minecraft used in schools to inspire next generation of highway engineers The popular video game Minecraft, is being used by Highways England as a way to engage school children in new road engineering projects. Children will be able to explore and interact with the new plans for the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet in…Details
Drones to be used to help fix UK’s pothole problem A new government-backed scheme could be set to use drones as a means of locating problematic potholes. 3D printing technology may also be used as a way of fixing cracks. This news arrives with the £15 million Department for Transport (DfT) fund to improve roads.…Details
New research from Swansea University has helped discover the optimal amount of windows that need to be opened in a vehicle in order to minimise the risk of catching COVID-19. Their studies have shown that opening windows in a moving car helps to create a through-draught which sucks out the virus. The windows you should…Details
The Highway Code looks ready to undergo some big changes that would give pedestrians and cyclists priority in more situations, to encourage walking and cycling. In the current rules, pedestrians have priority over oncoming vehicles when they are already crossing a road where a car is turning. In the new code, priority would be extended…Details