Roads and vehicles
We help to get the greatest possible contribution from road transport by improving roads and vehicle standards, reducing their effect on the environment and ensuring fair and efficient regulation. We are responsible for road policy, maintenance, streetworks, traffic management, monitoring traffic and congestion.
- 24 January 2007
Information on the maintenance and operation of the local and national road network in England.
Background and current research into the feasibility of charging for road use in order to make better use of our road capacity.
Information and advice related to the management of traffic in both rural and urban areas.
Guidance, information and working drawings for traffic signs and signals.
Guidance and information on insurance for drivers, including research into the level of uninsured driving in the UK.
Guidance and research into the required standards for vehicle registration, safety and efficiency.
Guidance and research into encouraging cleaner vehicle technologies and fuels.
This paper sets out the Government's response to the Transport Committee's report of 27 July 2006 on the Department for Transport Agencies - The Driver, Vehicle and Operator Group and the Highways Agency.
- 06 November 2006
Links to guidance and design checklists, commissioned by DfT, on the safety of Human-Machine Interaction (HMI) and the appropriateness of navigation routing strategies for In-Vehicle Information Systems (IVIS).
- 06 September 2006
This strategy provides an overview of current evidence and research activities that are planned or already underway in the Road and Vehicle Safety and Standards and Roads: Performance and Strategy Directorates of the Department.
- 23 May 2006
- 13 January 2006