Highways Agency Statistics

The Highways Agency, responsible for the management of roads in England has released its 2008-2009 statistics

The results show that the agency has met 7 out of its 8 targets set. Deaths on the roads fell from 2,400 to just over 2,000. Journey reliability and road user satisfaction both improved says the report. The introduction of Active Traffic Management systems, such as those used on the M42, show congestion can be reduced without resorting to road widening schemes.