KCC invests £60 million to boost highway maintenance

An extra £60 million is being invested by Kent County Council into maintaining the county’s highways. KCC has just published its two-year plan of maintenance works, doubling investment into road maintenance, trebling footway maintenance and implementing a crash barrier upgrade programme on main roads. KCC cabinet member for highways Mike Whiting said: “This investment shows…

Road Safety Seminars for Mature Drivers

A free conference for mature drivers will be held in Greenhithe in October. For drivers over the age of 60, the idea is to reinforce knowledge that may have been forgotten, heighten hazard awareness, and cover newer subjects such as smart motorways and eco driving. Run by the Kent County Council Road Safety team, they…

Don’t take speed to the limit

Most fatal crashes in the county happen on rural roads where some drivers may wrongly assume that the national speed limit is always the safe speed to drive at. This summer, Kent County Council is urging drivers to remember that speed limits are not a target to reach. Research shows that three in five deaths…

Are you sure your child has the correct car seat?

With recent county figures revealing that a shocking 70% of all baby and child car seats checked across Kent are incorrectly fitted, a new awareness campaign has been launched to highlight the dangers and provide advice on anything which puts a child at risk while travelling in a car. KCC’s Road Safety team run free…

Zebra crossing for Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge

Kent County Council will be installing a new zebra crossing and widening the cycle lanes on Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge. The crossing will replace the existing refuge island just south of the junction with Bishops Oak Ride. The works will see widening of the existing cycle lanes from Willow Lea down to White Cottage Road and…