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Traffic Lights are Coming to a Motorway Near You

Highways England wants to do something about all the congestion on the motorways, so it's doing the most sensible thing possible. No, not improving public transport or building more motorways, it's introducing traffic lights for the first time ever. Read More >>

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Letting Learners Drive on the Motorway Can Only be a Good Thing

Yesterday the Department of Transport announced that, for the first time ever, learner drivers would be allowed on British motorways - with the idea being that they get some first-hand experience before they start to drive on their own. Read More >>

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Learner Drivers Are Heading to British Motorways for the First Time

In news that will likely make many a driver scream, the Transport Secretary has announced that learners will be allowed to take lessons on the motorway for the first time ever. Read More >>

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Motorways Could be Roofed Over to Curb Pollution

Highways England is investigating ways to make the motorways less of an open sewer of nitrogen oxides leaking into the surroundings, and it's got nothing to do with electric cars, bike lanes or taxing people per metre driven. They're looking at physically covering up the busiest parts of roads with NOx-absorbing materials, roofing the drivers into their own toxic underground hell. Read More >>

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Fully Autonomous Cars Should be on the Road by 2019

A fleet of properly driverless, fully autonomous cars should be allowed out onto the motorways of the UK by the end of 2019, backed by a development fund of over £8m from the Government's Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. Yes, we have one of those. Read More >>

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Learner Drivers Might Soon be Allowed on the Motorways

Transport Minister Andrew Jones has had an idea about how to make the roads safer -- let learner drives loose on the motorways. What can possibly go wrong? Read More >>

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Pay £2 Billion for the M6 Toll Road and Scream in Horror as You Bleed Money

A 27-mile stretch of glorious British motorway could be yours, if your little ISA hasn't been smashed to pieces by the oil price crash, with an asking price of around £2bn said to be attached to the road. Read More >>

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Driver Jailed After Nine-Mile Wrong-Way Race Around the M25

Nutcase driver Mitchell Locke became a star of CCTV after driving his BMW the wrong way along the A2 and M25 for a danger-packed nine miles. His stunt session has earned him a 14-month stint in a young offenders’ institute. Read More >>

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Why Stealth Speed Cameras Will Make Driving a Misery

The government is set to make driving even more of a tedious battle between us and the speed cameras, with the M25's new "smart" cameras set to spread their depressing, authoritative wings and infect more of the road network. Read More >>

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Driver Panicked When Car Radio Identified Music Track as “Fire”

The Highways Agency has joined in with the list feature action, revealing some of the bonkers excuses made by drivers for being caught parked up on the motorway hard shoulder. You won't believe #4 etc etc. Read More >>

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Government Plans £10,000 Attack on Speeding Drivers

The maximum fine for being caught speeding on the motorway may be increased to a staggering £10,000, as the government looks at ways to more forcefully control drivers. And make a bit of extra money out of us all, too. Read More >>

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Naked Van Driver Chased by Six Police Cars and a Helicopter Down the M1

A man's been arrested after a chase along the M1 that started when members of the public reported a crazed van driver to police. The "naked and erratic" man was eventually stopped near St Albans, arrested, and has since been charged with dangerous driving. No charges have been filed relating to the nudity, so presumably nude driving is OK. [Huffington Post] Read More >>

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Are We Responsible Enough for a Motorway Pub?

The UK's first motorway service station pub is now ready for business, with budget burger and booze trough Wetherspoons opening its Hope and Champion pub at junction two of the M40. A welcoming break in a familiar atmosphere, or a deadly temptation to make long trips whizz past quicker by getting hammered? Read More >>

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Slower Motorway Trips and Congestion Charge Rises Bring More Boundless Joy to Commuters

Thought travelling around the UK couldn't get any more miserable or expensive? You're wrong. New restrictions are planned that could lower the speed limits on some stretches of motorway, plus London's congestion charge might be about to leap up by 15 per cent. Read More >>

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The Utter Absurdity of Speed Limits on Motorway Gantry Signs

You know what really grinds my gears? Speed limits on the gantry signs that populate British motorways. Along with the resulting queues of traffic, naturally. Read More >>