UK Traffic

What Traffic Congestion Tells Us About Post-Brexit Britain

Andrew Keith Walker | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Keith Walker

As with all things economic, Brexit was never going to be an easy journey, but the idea that things will get better over time is as daft as thinking a new motorway will permanently ease congestion and boost economic growth. Sadly, in the real world, things are never that simple.

A38 Traffic Chaos From Closure After Lorry Fire

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK

The A38 is closed one way between the B600 near Alfreton and the M1 at junction 28 after a bin lorry fire. The northbound carriageway between A61 Derb...

The Rush Hour Commute Is Quite Literally Killing Us

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Tech

Just in case you weren’t already enjoying sitting stationary in gridlock traffic, here’s something to make you feel a little better about the situ...

Time For The Prime Minister To Act On Ivory

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

For many of us it does seem kind of strange that there is still an ivory market of any kind. There's nothing pretty about seeing the remnants of a dead elephant on your wrist or mantelpiece. For most it isn't only times that have changed - our attitudes and understanding have too.

Horrific Footage Reveals Aftermath Of Bridge Collapse On Busy Motorway

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK

@BBCBreaking footbridge collapsed on m20— Fadé Ogunro (@FadeOgunro) August 27, 2016 UPDATE: M20 Closure Times An...

Here's What You Need To Know If You're Travelling For Easter

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK

As millions of people head off for Easter breaks both at home and abroad, most transport routes around the country look set to be extremely busy over ...

Victim Left For Dead In Horrific Hit-And-Run Footage Released By Police

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Brighton Hit-And-Run Victim Named As Andy Payne, full story here. Warning: graphic content Shocking CCTV footage has been released by ...

I Want to Be Loved, Not Loathed

Paul Marshall | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

Earlier this year, TFL ran a high profile advertising campaign with the concept of 'Share the Road'. Out of interest, how's that working out for you? Because it sure as heck isn't working out where I'm concerned.

Huge Vehicle Transporter Catches Fire On M25

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK

Commuters faced delays of up to 40 minutes on Wednesday morning after a large vehicle transporter caught fire on the M25. Six fire engines and 30 f...

London Crowned Europe's Most Congested City as Mayor Predicts the Worst Is Yet to Come

Darren Johnson | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK Politics
Darren Johnson

London became Europe's most congested city in 2014 with drivers spending 96 hours in traffic, according to a recent report by traffic monitoring agency Inrix. This means London has leapfrogged previous biggest loser Brussels to claim this year's gridlock gold medal.

Travelling On The Road To Beat The Tube Strike? You Need To Read This

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK

Hundreds of traffic jams have been reported in London tailing back nearly 200 miles-long, as commuters faced chaos caused by striking tube workers. ...

Why Living Next To A Busy Road Could Increase Obesity Risk

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Do you live next to a busy road, train track or even under a flight path? If so, it could have an effect on the size on your waistline. A new study...

Autonomous Vehicles - Driving a Revolution

Andrew Masterson | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Tech
Andrew Masterson

Drink-driving should become a thing of the past, and self driving cars will no doubt have a radical effect on the level of employment provided by the taxi industry. One can readily see that driverless cars married up with cashless payment systems could easily decimate the jobs of cabbies.

The Poisonous Debate On Immigration - And Traffic on the M4

Bob Morgan | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

The M4 remarks do tell us something about him and the wider arguments around immigration and this morbid fear of foreigners that seems to be dominating UK politics at the moment. But it is not only the quality of the debate that is in question - we should all be worried about what is not being discussed.

Lorry Loaded With Cheese Burst Into Flames - Closes M1 For 10 Hrs

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK

A lorry carrying a large load of cheese caused major delays on the M1 when it burst into flames. Emergency crews were sent to the highway southbou...

Betting on Electric

Intelligence Squared | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

When I was a student engineer I wanted to build my own road car. I planned out how much it would cost, where I would buy parts, what would I use as a donor vehicle, how would I manufacture the bodywork and most importantly: what engine would I use? I didn't want to make just another kit car, it had to be scalable, and with my own engine.

The Dramatic Moment A Car Was Left Dangling Off The M25

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK

A driver and passenger have walked away from a crash which left their car hanging over a motorway. Their vehicle hit a barrier at junction five of ...

An Explosion Has Closed Piccadilly Circus

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

Piccadilly Circus in central London has been closed after an explosion which resulted in a lorry catching fire. Metropolitan Police officers and Lo...

Viral Naked Sunbather Photo Has Been On The Internet For More Than 2 Years (UPDATE)

Central European News | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK

UPDATE: 22 June - The photo below, recently provided to The Huffington Post UK and numerous other international media outlets by the CEN photo agency,...

M1 Mayhem After Plane Crashes Into Nearby Field, Killing Two

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

Two men have died after a light aircraft crashed into a field near the M1 in Nottinghamshire, police said. Officers said the men were believed to b...

Motorist On M25 Collared After Becoming Britain's Top Speeder

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK

A motorist has been caught speeding at 149mph – more than twice the legal motorway limit. The record-breaking driver was spotted by a speed camer...

Witness Described 'Terrible Scenes' At Coach Crash That Killed Two And Injured Scores

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

A survivor of the coach crash that killed two people and injured 54 has spoken of the "terrible" scenes she witnessed. The vehicle, believed to be ...

Dog On The Loose On M60, Causing Traffic Chaos, Having A Great Time

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

A pink-collared Jack Russell dog has been causing havoc at a junction of the busy M60, forcing authorities to block the road at rush hour. Greater ...

Good Luck... Today Is The Busiest Day On The Roads For Easter Escape

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK

Easter travellers can expect a fine start to the long weekend, with those who have booked breaks in Britain taking to the roads in their millions. ...

Ghost Car 'Appears From Nowhere'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Tech

"It came out of nowhere" is something that people frequently say when they're involved in a road accident. In this case - which fortunately left no...