UK Traffic

Autonomous Vehicles - Driving a Revolution

Andrew Masterson | Posted 27.02.2015 | 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...

Congestion Charge Increase Detrimental to London Economy

Alistair Cochrane | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK
Alistair Cochrane

In this current economic climate many businesses throughout London and the rest of the UK are operating against very tight margins, meaning any proposals which could potentially disrupt or increase the cost of core services they rely upon on a day-to-day basis could have serious consequences.

Dramatic Pictures Show Burning Car On North Circular

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK

A blazing car has shut a main road in north London, Transport for London has said. The department's Twitter feed shared a dramatic picture of the b...

Why the London Underground Sucks

Carina Maggar | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carina Maggar

The London Underground. It's dusty, it's grimy and it's full of people's body odours that I care not to sample. If i wanted your armpit shoved up against my chin, i'd be in a relationship with you. Then there are the breed of people who think it's acceptable to eat curries/pasties/burgers in such a confined place. This was my horrific experience recently:

Massive Sinkhole Opens Up On M2 In Kent

PA | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

A 10-mile section of a busy motorway has been closed in both directions after a huge, 50ft-deep hole appeared in the central reservation. Long tail...

LOOK: There Is A Giant Robot Directing Traffic In Congo

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Tech

A city in Congo has come up with a pretty novel solution to traffic congestion: massive, nightmarish robots. Kinshasa, Congo's Capital, has install...

Runaway Horse Killed In M4 Crash Chaos

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A horse has been killed after it bolted on to a major motorway and collided with a number of vehicles. Police received reports of a horse loose on ...

Christmas Travel Nightmare As Weather Threatens To Disrupt Roads, Trains

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

Travellers heading home for the holidays could be facing the nightmare before Christmas, as strong gales and torrential rain threaten to cause travel ...

Two Critical After London Bus Crash

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK

Two people are in critical condition after a bus crashed into a tree in Kennington, south London, leaving around 30 people injured and two trapped. ...

Woman Dies In M6 Bridge Fall

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK

A woman has died after falling from a bridge over the M6 near Birmingham. Police said they had received reports that the woman had jumped from the ...

Men Throws Toddler On Ground In Rage Over Parking

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK

A Chinese toddler ripped from her pram after a dispute over a parking space has died in hospital. Chinese state media agency Xinhua said the two-ye...


PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics

Labour's Ed Balls has admitted to being caught running a red light as he drove home through London after work. The Shadow Chancellor was caught by ...

M6 Motorway Closed After 'Suspicious Vehicle' Reported

PA | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK

Suspected fuel thieves closed a 12-mile stretch of one of the country's busiest motorways today after police were called to reports of a "suspicious v...