Shifting passengers away from public transport and into self-driving cars may have the effect of increasing traffic volumes, warn experts
Highways England will lift and complete hundreds of miles of roadworks as more than 14 million cars take to UK roads over the August bank holiday weekend.
Six in 10 (63%) motorists tell RAC study roads in mainland Europe suffer from fewer queues and 56% said minor roads were less congested.
20mph speed limits in London are set to become widespread throughout London as part of a plan to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on the capital’s roads.
The start of the summer school holidays is expected to generate more than 9 million additional journeys by car between Friday and Sunday.
TfL has unveiled plans to tighten the exemption from the Congestion Charge for private hire vehicles by replacing the Ultra Low Emission Discount.
Smart Travel Evolution Programme (STEP), a traffic flow trial using smartphones and connected car data, goes live in June.
The Easter weekend will see 19 million leisure trips by car, with Good Friday accounting for 4.45m individual journeys.
Local authorities across England can bid for a share of the £1.7 billion Transforming Cities Fund to help cut congestion.
A new charging regime is being suggested after the cost of congestion is revealed in a report from Inrix.
By John Pryor chairman of AFCO
The UK has been ranked as the 10th most congested country in the world and the third most congested in Europe, by analysts at Inrix.
National roads will receive 52 times more funding per mile by 2020, compared to local roads maintained by councils, says the Local Government Association (LGA).
A scheme which has halved disruption to drivers caused by roadworks in Kent and London will continue, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced.
A proposed rise for offences on TfL's road network will also follow later in the year, subject to review by the secretary of state for transport.
The cost of traffic congestion to UK business has risen by almost £150 million in the past year, according to research conducted by TomTom.
Highways England says that almost 99% of England's motorway and major A-road network will be free of roadworks in time for Christmas.
The total number of charges incurred by vehicles on contract hire in 2017 has reached a record level, with the amount paid reaching almost £20 million.
Traffic has got worse on the UK’s major roads in the past year, according to more than half of motorists.
By Shaun Sadlier head of the corporate vehicle observatory, Arval
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