UK Motorways

A1 Re-Opens Following 'Explosion' Near Military Barracks

PA | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK

A major road closed all day following an explosion has re-opened - and while police have ruled out any link to terrorism they said they "may never fin...

What Would You Do If You Saw THIS

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech

You're driving along the M25, the music is playing you casually look down at the dashboard. Immediately your eye catches a single word: 'Fire'. No...

Government's New £6Billion Proposal: Is It Enough?

Tom Rokins | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Rokins

Potholes can be a motorist's worst nightmare. Even the sound of driving over one is enough to merit a short intake of breath - oh no, the car! With the government's recent proposal to spend £6 billion on repairing potholes, this issue has once again entered the limelight. But what should motorists do if a pothole damaged their vehicle or caused a personal injury?

Man Killed By Lorry After Falling Off Motorway Bridge

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK
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Two lanes of the M62 in Cheshire were shut this morning after a man fell from a motorway bridge and was killed by a lorry. Police were called to a ...

Six Million Britons To Make Bank Holiday Getaway

PA | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

More than six million Britons are set to make overnight-stay trips at home and abroad over the bank holiday weekend. With forecasters predicting ho...

New Driving Fines For Middle Lane Road Hogs

PA | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK

Drivers who hog the middle lane or tailgate other cars face on-the-spot fines of £100 and three points on their licence under plans unveiled today. ...

Vigil For Student Nurse Killed In Motorway Crash

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK

A vigil has been held to remember an 18-year-old woman who died in a horrific motorway crash which left eight other women from a hen party seriously i...

Family Of M62 Crash Victim Say Teenager 'Will Never Be Forgotten'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK

The family of a woman killed in a crash as she travelled to a hen party have said she will never be forgotten. Bethany Jones, 18, was killed and ei...

Motorway Pileup Injures 19 People

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK

One woman has died in a collision between a lorry and a minibus on its way to a hen party on the M62 in West Yorkshire. A lorry driver has been arr...

Heavy Snow Storms Strand Drivers On Motorways

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK

The M6 motorway was blocked in both directions between junctions 25 and 27 in Lancashire on Friday night when a sudden burst of more than a foot of sn...

'Dogs, Coffee Cups And High Heels'

PA | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK

Dogs and coffee cups are among causes of accidents to car drivers, according to a poll. Inappropriate footwear is also to blame for some crashes, a...

M4 Woman Dies After Car Collision On Motorway

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK

A 20-year-old woman has died following a crash on the M4 stretch of motorway between Bristol and Bath, after getting out of a car following a collisio...

Crack Closes M4 For Five Days

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2012 | UK

The M4 motorway has been closed in both directions between junctions 1 and 3 in west London and is expected to remain closed for up to five days, the ...

Man Charged After Driving Wrong Way Around M25 In Police Chase

PA | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK

A man has been charged after a motorist drove the wrong way round the M25 in a police car chase. The driver arrived on Britain's busiest motorway u...

Raising Motorway Speed Limit To 80MPH 'To Cost £1bn'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK

Raising the motorway speed limit to 80mph will cost society an extra £1 billion a year, campaign groups said on Friday Fuel bills will cost up to ...

Motorways 'Not Safe Enough' For 80mph Limit

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK

Motorways are not safe enough to cope with raising the speed limit from 70mph to 80mph, according to a report today. The Government intends to cons...

Motorways 'Not Safe Enough' For 80MPH

PA | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK

Motorways are not safe enough to cope with raising the speed limit from 70mph to 80mph, according to a report. The government intends to consult on...

Police Name Man Killed In M5 Crash

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

Police today named the man killed in a motorway pile up involving five vehicles. Steven Cracknell, 22, died when two lorries, two vans and a car we...

Crews Working To Free Trapped Passengers In Eleven Car Pile-Up On Motorway

PA | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK

An 11-car pile-up on the M11 motorway is expected to cause major delays, police have warned. Ambulance and fire crews are working to release two pe...

Old Age Pensioner Lost For 30 Hours On Motorway

PA | Melanie Hick | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK

An 82-year-old spent more than 30 hours on a motorway after getting lost driving an hour away to his daughter's house. Dennis Leighton sparked a po...

More Snow And Ice Warnings In The North As Winter Finally Bites

PA | Posted 05.02.2012 | UK

Parts of Britain are braced for more snow, sleet and hail as the winter cold snap continues to bite. Northern areas are set to be the worst affecte...

Motorway Toll Lanes Could Be Built To Kickstart Economy, Reports Claim

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK Politics

Toll lanes on congested motorways could be built to relieve traffic and kickstart the economy, reports suggest. Drivers using the new lanes could b...

Motorway Toll Lanes Could Be Built To Kickstart Economy, Reports Claim

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK

Toll lanes on congested motorways could be built to relieve traffic and kickstart the economy, reports suggest. Drivers using the new lanes could b...

M5 Crash Victims: Lorry Driver Kye Thomas Was 'Flourishing Father' To Blind Son

PA | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK

A lorry driver killed in the horrific M5 crash has a blind son. Kye Thomas, 38, had only moved to a new home in Gunnislake, south east Cornwall, wi...

Raising the Motorway Speed Limit to 80mph Won’t Help the Economy, but it Will Lead to More Violent Deaths

Ellen Booth | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Politics
Ellen Booth

Raising the motorway speed limit to 80mph won't help the economy, but it will lead to more violent deaths and life-changing serious injuries, says Ellen Booth, senior campaigns officer at Brake, the road safety charity.