UK Roads

Boy Critical After Family Car 'Skids Off Road', Into Path Of Train

PA | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK

Snow and ice may have been a factor in a Range Rover coming off a main road and being hit by a freight train in a crash which left an 11-year-old boy ...

M1 Closed Near Watford After 'Serious Collision'

PA | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK

A serious collision involving two cars on the M1 has closed five junctions of the motorway in both directions, police have said. The accident happe...

Britain's Pothole Problem Reaching 'Crisis Point'

PA | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

The pothole problem on Britain's roads is reaching crisis point, highway bosses warned today. If there were further cuts in maintenance funds or a ...

Three Die After Car And Lorry Collide In Hertfordshire

PA | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK

Three men believed to be in their late teens and early 20s died after their car and an articulated lorry collided. A third person was taken to hosp...

First New Major River Thames Road Bridge Taking Shape

PA | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK

The first major new road bridge to be constructed over the River Thames for more than 20 years is rapidly taking shape, council officials have said. ...

Car Jack, Check. Plunger, Check...

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK

When your boiler breaks down, calling the AA might not be the obvious solution. But some of AA's roadside patrollers are being trained to mend boi...

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...

100-Year-Old Driver Ploughs Into LA Schoolchildren, Injuring 11

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK

A 100-year-old driver ploughed into a crowd of children outside a Los Angeles primary school on Wednesday, injuring nine children and two adults. P...

US Punk Band In Viaduct Coach Crash

PA | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

Nine people have been taken to hospital after a tour bus carrying American punk rock band Baroness plunged over a viaduct in heavy rain. The band, ...

Two Trapped After Coach Crash

PA | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

Several people have been injured after a coach crashed and fell 30ft down an embankment. Nine people were on the coach when the accident happened a...

20mph Zone Casualties Up By Nearly A Quarter

PA | Posted 11.08.2012 | UK

Road casualties in 20mph zones increased by almost a quarter in 2011, according to official figures. The number of people killed or injured on road...

Final Preparation For Olympic Lanes Causes Traffic Chaos

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK

Motorists faced long queues on routes where pre-Olympics modifications have been made to road layouts on Tuesday. There were delays of up to an hou...

Road To Nowhere: 30% Of British Roads Need Repairing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK

Three in ten British roads are in need of urgent pothole repairs, according to the GMB union. A survey by the union found that Britain's roads were...

Oh, Snap! Speed Cameras Increase Despite Cutbacks

PA | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

Motorists are still having to contend with thousands of speed camera sites despite funding cutbacks, it was revealed on Tuesday. There are actually...

Now Its Motoring: China Gives Rolls-Royce Record Sales

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK

Car maker Rolls-Royce has reported a record year as growing demand for the luxury vehicles in China saw sales move into the fast lane. The Sussex-b...

Three Men Die In Car Crash Near Oxford

PA | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK

Three men have died after the car they were in left the road and careered into trees before rolling down an embankment, police said. The men, aged ...

On Yer Bike: Plymouth Named As Most Cycle-Friendly Location

PA | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK

Cyclists seeking the UK's most bike-friendly location should plump for Plymouth, according to a survey. The Devon city came top on a range of crite...

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...

Coach Driver In Fatal M5 Crash Released On Bail

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK

A bus driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a crash in thick fog on the M5 left one man dead and two other...

UK Weather: Roads Will 'Deceptively Dangerous'

PA | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK

Families setting off on half-term getaways have been warned of "deceptively dangerous" road conditions and sub-zero temperatures as the snow freezes. ...

PICTURES: 'Lethal Cocktail' Of Snow And Freezing Rain On Britain's Roads

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 09.02.2012 | UK

Weather conditions are worsening across the UK as forecasters warn of a “lethal cocktail” of freezing rain followed by snow on Britain’s roads. ...

Foreign Lorry Drivers May Be Charged £10 Per Day To Use UK Roads

PA | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK

All foreign lorry drivers could be charged as much as £10 per day to use Britain's roads, under new Government proposals. The move is designed to ...

How Can the UK Beat the Congestion Conundrum?

John Miles | Posted 22.02.2012 | UK
John Miles

This Christmas, it's not just the turkey that's stuffed to capacity. The roads, trains and buses will be jam-packed with travellers. The causes of congestion are numerous: bad weather, accidents, last-minute shoppers or tourists, but the underlying reality is that the UK's infrastructure is struggling to cope with demand.

It'll Be Lonely This Christmas: High Travel Costs Keep Britons At Home

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK

It’s going to be lonely this Christmas as the high cost of travelling is putting Britons off visiting friends and family, according to a survey. ...

Busy Roads Near Nurseries 'Scandalous' Threat To Children's Health

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A report showing the close proximity of schools and nurseries to some of London's busiest roads has renewed calls for a campaign to combat air polluti...