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Road Safety

All you need to know about SolarLite Active Road Studs for enhanced delineation

June 4th 2019 / Jemma C / Links: Road Safety

Retro reflective studs have long been the favoured and trusted choice for roadside delineation. But in this extended blog, we look at SolarLite Active Road Studs as an alternative and question why today’s modern network is still reliant on an 80-year-old solution.

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Why road users are right to demand an end to the pothole crisis

May 16th 2019 / Michelle C / Links: Road Safety

Right now, it appears there is no greater concern for motorists in the UK than potholes. Which is not surprising given drivers are spending over £4bn a year repairing damage from potholes to their cars. Drivers have consistently expressed their concern over the state of the roads and it’s time we listened to them and brought our ageing infrastructure up to date. Yet, the funding we will go on to outline is not enough to deliver this. That’s why a new approach is needed.

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Why short-term funding creates long term costs

March 28th 2019 / Jemma C / Links: Road Safety

With the battle of Brexit still dominating the headlines, one of the biggest revisions to local government funding is about to creep into action. Effective from the 2019/ 2020 financial year, the Government will withdraw its Revenue Support Grant for local authorities and instead replace it with greater business rates retention.

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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it: why it’s vital to maintain proven road safety measures

February 21st 2019 / Jemma C / Links: Road Safety

The age old saying ‘buy cheap, buy twice’ is often applied to clothing or domestic products. But the same can be said about road safety; by spending more money and investing in a quality solution, this can deliver long term, cost effective benefits.

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Three important questions to ask when improving road safety

January 17th 2019 / Michelle C / Links: Road Safety

Active road studs are a solar powered alternative to traditional retroreflective road studs. They clearly delineate the road ahead and so reduce night time accident rates. Our SolarLite Active Road Studs allow drivers to see ten times further than traditional studs. We’ve been investigating the effect of our active road studs on accident rates since they were first deployed on UK highways over a decade ago and we’re confident they have led to reductions. What we didn’t know until recently was how road users felt about them. Having conducted several road user surveys, we now have an answer to the key questions you may have been asking yourself about active road studs.

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Innovation, celebration and relocation: Clearview Intelligence reflects on 2018

December 20th 2018 / Jemma C / Links: Road Safety

With Christmas and New Year now upon us, we have entered a natural period of reflection; a chance to look back on what has been achieved in 2018 and how this will influence our goals in 2019.

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Dealing with dangerous roads – where to turn next?

December 6th 2018 / Andrew R / Links: Road Safety Transforming Behaviour

With potholes attracting an extra £100m funding to be spent by the end of March 2019, why are we having to fight for the extra £75m per year over the next five years to ‘make safe’ the most dangerous sections of the UK roads?

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What we can learn from Scotland’s road safety success?

November 8th 2018 / Michelle C / Links: Road Safety

Fatalities in Scotland reduced by 24 percent in 2017, according to last month's Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain. This was the biggest improvement in Great Britain. Fatalities were reduced to 146, taking Scotland ahead of its 2020 reduction target to reduce fatalities by 40 percent. How is Scotland achieving these gains when the rest of Great Britain is achieving little or no improvement in road safety?

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Active Road Studs: clear winners at the 2018 Highways and NTA Awards

October 18th 2018 / Michelle C / Links: News / Commentary Road Safety

SolarLite Active Road Studs have again been recognised as best in class at the 2018 Highways Awards, which took place last night. The multidisciplinary upgrade scheme on the A38 was the winner at last night’s Highways Awards. The judges commented that the scheme “Demonstrated the benefits of real collaboration to help improve a vital area of the strategic road network”.

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