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  • Mike Woof 2015 avatar Road casualty rate increases in NetherlandsThe recent news that the road casualty rate in the Netherlands has seen an increase should ring alarm bells in many areas. It is worth bearing in mind that the Netherlands has some of the safest... 15 December 2016
  • The road funding question posed by EVsThe growing market for electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids world-wide will help reduce urban pollution in many areas, while also cutting reliance on oil for fuel. This switch away from reliance on...
  • Tackling congestion with tough decisionsAs editor of World Highways, information is provided on a great deal of revolutionary new traffic technology. Some of these new innovations offer major advantages in cutting congestion; smart systems...
  • Eyes on the road the distraction problemThe news that Europe's road safety drive stalled in 2015 is a cause for concern. The actual causes of this stutter in the road with regard to boosting safety have yet to be identified. But it is...
  • Paying for road developmentAll around the world, road expansion and maintenance is both necessary and ongoing. In the developed nations the focus is more on road maintenance and widening, while developing nations are...
  • Modal shift in city transportationThe TV footage of the recent heavy smog in Beijing and other Chinese cities has shown clearly why attitudes to personal transportation need to change around the world. Vehicle transportation is a...
  • Taking responsibility could cut crashesIn discussing road safety, the same issues tend to crop up time and time again. Technology is often seen as a major way forward for cutting the death toll. This ignores the fact that many drivers...
  • US machine manufacturers hit hard by global downturn in constructionThe latest report from the US-based Association of Equipment Manufacturers, AEM, makes for sobering reading. For the first six months of 2015, US exports of construction equipment dropped by 17%...
  • Economic crisis affecting industry?The recent news over the falling share prices around the world due to Chinese economic instability is of major concern for the construction sector. The knock-on effect of a downturn and economic...
  • Driving safely to cut risks for road usersRegulations in France covering driving have become tougher. In a bid to tackle distracted driving, French drivers are now banned from using hands-free phone kits that use headsets while at the wheel....
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