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Roads News

UK to allow driverless cars on public roads early next year

The UK government recently announced that starting next year, in January, driverless cars will be allowed on public roads.

Rock salt damages butterflies

The use of rock salt during the winter season can damage butterflies and other roadside developing invertebrates. While a moderate rise in sodium can have some seeming benefits.

Glow in the dark road project continues

Glow in the dark road markings pilot in the Netherlands is in progress. The initial findings found the markings were sensitive to large amounts of moisture, rendering them "too dark." However, engineers will continue testing and produce a new version.

Op-Ed: The new EU truck regulations: Will they make a difference?

On April 15 the majority of people at an EU conference voted in favour of introducing new measures to make Europe's trucks safer and more fuel efficient. Will the proposed measures actually make trucks any safer or less thirsty however?

Accident happens while SA public safety official talks bad roads

Lichtenburg - People in the North West frequently complain about the bad state of the roads. Provincial MP's decided to inspect it and while there, they witnessed an accident first-hand.

Norway to place 'disco poles' to scare elk away from busy roads

After several traffic incidents involving elks, Norway is trying out a new system using "disco poles" to scare the wandering animals away from oncoming cars on busy roads.

Obama plans to invest in infrastructure

Miami - President Obama on Friday unveiled plans to invest billions of dollars in to America's infrastructure as he tries to get the economy moving in the right direction.

Beating the icy winter roads with beet juice

With the declining supply of road salt and the higher prices, many communities are switching to a more cost efficient, and yet environmentally friendly solution.

Photo Essay: A story of development — Ibadan wears a new look Special

Ibadan - This photo essay is sequel to an earlier (April, 2012) essay that documented the rehabilitation work-in-progress of the entire city's road network that began during the last two state administrations.

Op-Ed: Benefits of bringing govt closer to people — Elewi Odo, Ibadan Special

Ibadan - The people of Ore-Ofe Estate, Elewi Odo recently had cause to rejoice. After decades of their suffering in silence the local authorities have finally opened up the neighborhood to the outside world with newly paved roads.

Op-Ed: Say 'Nano' to reduce carbon dioxide emissions?

A cheap price tag is one thing, but is the new Nano car from Tata Motors safe to drive around in and will it be good for the environment? The affordable Nano could mean that within 10 years the number of cars on India's roads might double.

Road Emissions Dominate Global Transport Emissions

The world’s car park has become so big that the impact of emissions from today’s road traffic on the global temperature in 2100 will be six times greater than that from today’s air traffic.

How did The Squirrel Cross The Road?

A survey was conducted to discover whether red squirrels living in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park were using rope bridges installed by a local wildlife group.

Roadside Beautification Concept Studied

From small, manicured beds of flowers maintained by community volunteers to extensive landscaping projects along America's byways, roadside gardens are taking root.

UN: Poor Roads Keep People Poor

The sorry state of much of Africa’s transport and communication networks is holding the continent back and preventing its countries from competing on the global market, the United Nations advocate for the world’s poorest States has told the World Bank

Fart Bomb - Closes Postal Centre & Roads In New Zealand

Fart bomb' closes postal centre and roads. 'Pull my finger' jokes cancelled for the day

Tips for Driving On Icy Roads

Drive safely or get off the road!

Protesters barricade Beirut roads

Hundreds of Lebanese demonstrators have blocked major roads in Beirut at the start of a general strike.

World's Most Dangerous Roads

Plenty of pictures of roads that are one of the most dangerous roads in the world. Most of them are in Asia and Russia. I am not even sure that some even qualify to be called as roads and wonder who must be risking their lives to travel on them.
 

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Sunlight lit wires along the road  BC  Canada.
Sunlight lit wires along the road, BC, Canada.
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Roads are like rivers in the region near to St. Nicholas Church in Stevenage
Roads are like rivers in the region near to St. Nicholas Church in Stevenage
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This photo was taken with a Kodak 16 MP digital camera with a 5x optical aspheric lens.
This photo was taken with a Kodak 16 MP digital camera with a 5x optical aspheric lens.
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On the road in Alberta
On the road in Alberta
C. G. P. Grey
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A cab in Ibadan. This cab is in fairly good condition by standards of the city
A cab in Ibadan. This cab is in fairly good condition by standards of the city
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Sunlight lit wires along the road  BC  Canada.
Sunlight lit wires along the road, BC, Canada.
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Sunlight lit wires along the road  BC  Canada.
Sunlight lit wires along the road, BC, Canada.
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On the road in Alberta  Canada
On the road in Alberta, Canada
C. G. P. Grey
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On a road trip in Canada near Crowsnest Pass  Alta.
On a road trip in Canada near Crowsnest Pass, Alta.
Ricky Leong
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Snow covered road
Snow covered road
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Sunlight lit wires along the road  BC  Canada.
Sunlight lit wires along the road, BC, Canada.
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Sunlight lit wires along the road  BC  Canada.
Sunlight lit wires along the road, BC, Canada.
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Traffic in London
Traffic in London
guan
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Studio Roosegaarde s glow-in-the-dark road.
Studio Roosegaarde's glow-in-the-dark road.
Studio Roosegaarde
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I havent had time to put my watermark on this. This is a photo that I took one day while going down ...
I havent had time to put my watermark on this. This is a photo that I took one day while going down the road. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. "Life is what you make it, you can choose to let it make you or break you" ©All Rights Reserved to Neely Marlene Brame
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