Category: Transport

Highways England says ‘Don’t be a Space Invader’

Tailgating causes one in eight of all road casualties
Highways England’s new safety campaign uses the well-known Space Invader video game character to alert drivers to the anti-social nature and risks of tailgating.

The ‘Don’t be a Space Invader – stay safe, stay back’ campaign is supported by one of the world’s best
drivers.

Former Formula 1 world champion and President of the Institute of Advanced Motorists RoadSmart, Nigel Mansell, said:

“Tailgating is a driving habit I utterly deplore. Not only is it aggressive and intimidating, but it can lead to a crash with a tragic outcome.

“There is absolutely no upside to it – you will not get to your destination faster, you are not a skilled driver for doing it, and you are putting so many innocent people at risk. So I very much back this campaign to highlight the dangers of tailgating.”

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Corridor chosen for the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway

Corridor chosen for the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway.
 
The Roads Minister Jesse Norman MP has announced the chosen central corridor for the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway.

Corridor B was judged to offer greater benefits to the region, such as providing better links to jobs, education, leisure and health services.

The Expressway is also expected to take up to 40 minutes off the journey between the A34 south of Oxford and the M1.

A full public consultation will be held next year, in which residents and businesses in and around the corridor will have their say on more detailed designs for the route.

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Thameslink extends compensation scheme to non-season ticket holders

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has extended the additional industry compensation scheme. The compensation is for passengers affected by disruption caused by new timetable introduced in May.

Regular travellers without a season ticket could now be eligible for compensation. These passengers must have made at least three days’ return travel in any week in the period 20 May to 28 July. Travel most also have been from the most affected stations.

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