UK looks at 2 mile roadwork limit
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UK looks at 2 mile roadwork limit

UK looks at 2 mile roadwork limit

In an effort to reduce traffic congestion and delays Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has told Highways England, which manages Britain’s toad network, to introduce two mile limits for stretches or road works and lane closures on motorways and A roads. The Transport Secretary also urged more appropriate signage and communication for drivers so they can easily find alternative routes.

The length of road works with speed restrictions has been increasing steadily with the some works on the M1 extending for over 18 miles.

The new ethos being put forward by the Department of Transport is about respecting road users and making common sense decisions to minimise frustrations. Slow speed accidents are very common in slow moving traffic, so reducing the length of roadworks will have a very positive the knock on effect for road safety.

The Freight Transport Association has backed the idea as it will save transport companies and HGV drivers time and money, while the AA has called for more overnight working and a limit of 10 miles.

No dates have been set for the introduction of these limits.

Post source : ANGDavis Associates

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