National Highways £300,000 Overpayment From the Public Purse

National Highways’ failure to audit a £440,000 bill from Amey has cost the public over £300,000! The costs arose from a collision; a vehicle struck Higham Road Bridge, Northampton which passes over a railway line.  Emergency attendance was required and the damaged wall needed reinstating to protect road and rail …

Highway Code Update

Promoting a more “mutually respectful and considerate culture of safe and effective road use that benefits all users.” Much of the new rules are common sense and likely conduct practiced by most. Most drivers are in cars – metal boxes that can accelerate quickly and travel at speeds that can …

Exiting The European Union

EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION ROAD TRAFFIC The Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 The Secretary of State makes these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 8(1) of, and paragraph 21 of Schedule 7 to, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018(a).  The 5-page document …

Highways England Repair Rates

31/10/2019 saw NSoRC ‘suspended’; Highways England’s new pricing process, required because the Authority claims to have no repair costs agreed with contractors in many Areas, has been abandoned. The process which assured us of transparency and the insurance industry (Third Parties) receiving the benefit of the rates that the Authority …