Road safety

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    Video caption: Highways England demonstrates automatic cone laying vehicle

    The vehicle can lay 11 miles of cones automatically without putting workers at risk on busy roads.

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    Video caption: Lorry driver caught texting by Warwickshire Police HGV

    The driver, caught swerving on the M40, was one of 21,000 offences caught during a safety operation.

  3. Askham school signs up for road closure trial

    Vehicles are to be banned from the roads outside a number of Cumbrian schools to try and make the area safer, ease congestion and lessen pollution.

    Askham Village School is one that's signed up for the School Streets trial, which will see the road past the school closed to traffic for 30 minutes, twice a day, before and after school at drop off and collection times.

    The only exceptions to this ban will be emergency vehicles, school transport, and for those people who live on the affected stretch.

    A consultation is now under way, and if this trial works, the idea could be rolled out elsewhere in the county.

    Vice chair of the school governors Ben Shirley said: "We're doing everything we can to make more safe to reassure commuters, children and staff that this is a safe school to arrive at and as part of these steps we're raising kerbs, putting barriers in at exit points.

    "I hope the public will support this school street initiative to limit traffic at peak times."

    Askham Village School
    Quote Message: We're hoping to encourage more families to walk or cycle to school, anything other than using their vehicle." from Ben Shirley Vice chair of governors, Askham Village School
    Ben ShirleyVice chair of governors, Askham Village School