The Government has announced a new 30-point plan it says will support drivers with easier parking, smoother journeys and fairer traffic enforcement. The plan includes measures that could help councils increase spending on fixing potholes and road repairs, such as fining companies for overrunning roadworks.
It also features funding to improve traffic lights and signals, as well as measures to speed up the installation of chargepoints for electric vehicles.
Mark Harper, transport secretary, said: “We’re backing drivers and our new long-term plan will improve journeys for millions across the country, whether they’re commuting to work or college, parking up for a day trip, or charging their electric car.
“Our plan for drivers will support thousands of skilled jobs and help grow the economy, sitting alongside our continued record investment in public transport and active travel – ensuring people have the freedom to travel how they want.”