Author Archives: Fred James

Traffic cop numbers are reducing despite call for an increase to enforce law

Traffic cop numbers are reducing despite call for an increase to enforce law

A top traffic cop in the United Kingdom has called for the use of dashcam footage from the public to be made available to police forces across the country in a bid to tackle irresponsible and unsafe drivers. This follows criticism to the Government from the Police Federation which has seen traffic cop numbers decline over recent years. It wants a ... Read More »

Lateral introduce battery powered portable wheelchair winch

Lateral Design wireless battery powered winch

Lateral have a reputation for innovative ideas and designs, which is exactly what they have produced here with their portable winch. This is the first and only battery powered, portable wheelchair winch available on the market. The PortaWinch can be anchored to any vehicle floor in a variety of different ways. For example, existing floor tracking systems, slide and click ... Read More »

UK traffic congestion rates amongst worst across Europe


The UK was recently listed as the tenth most congested country in the world and the third most congested in Europe, behind only Russia and Turkey. According to new research, traffic congestion cost UK motorists more than £37.7 billion in 2017. The Inrix 2017 Global Traffic Scorecard, which analysed data from connected cars and devices across 38 countries, including 11 ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz Vans open first of a new kind Trafford Centre pop-up store

Mercedes-Benz Vans Trafford Centre pop-up store

Mercedes-Benz Vans UK are introducing another first for the commercial vehicle sector, by unveiling their Trafford Centre pop-up store in Manchester, designed to bring the brand to the public eye. The Mercedes-Benz Vans Pop-Up Store will open at intu Trafford Centre 5 February 2018 for six weeks, and has been designed to showcase the highly-anticipated new X-Class, alongside the Marco ... Read More »

Road safety to be improved with ‘intelligent cat’s eyes’

Intelligent cat's eyes

Highways England has decided to begin installing 170 of the innovative new LED cat’s eyes at one of the busiest motorway junctions in the country, which is driven on by over 90,000 vehicles each day. The LED intelligent cat’s eyes are being introduced as part of a £3million project to improve safety at Switch Island in Merseyside, Liverpool, where the M57, ... Read More »