Road Safety

Seasonal advice from the Highways Agency

Be informed
Have you planned your journey?

In severe and wintry weather it's even more important to plan your journey. We provide up to the minute traffic reports for our network of 4,300 miles of motorways and major A roads across England.

Just a few minutes checking our information services before you set off can make all the difference to your journey.

Before you set off
Our website includes the latest traffic reports, maps showing how the traffic is flowing on England's motorways and major A roads, a motorway flow diagram, views from CCTV cameras, average speeds and the displays on motorway message signs.

If you are away from your computer or have already set out on your journey, there are still lots of ways to get Highways Agency live traffic information.

Updates on the move
On overhead message signs - our control centres will flash up important travel messages, including warning you of delays and advising of alternative routes. We also have automatic signs telling you how long it will take traffic to reach certain destinations at that time.

When you take a break
On long journeys, consider taking a break at regular intervals - and that's an ideal time to check the traffic conditions on the road ahead.

While you are safely parked, check the latest information via your mobile phone, iPhone or laptop. Never stop on the hard shoulder to do this and never use your mobile phone while driving.

We have a free app for your iPhone or if you have another type of smart phone that is web enabled, you can visit our website to access a mobile friendly version. This will allow you to select live updates by road, region or motorway. Remember: Never stop on the hard shoulder to do this and never use your mobile phone while driving.

We also have information points with screens displaying our live traffic updates at many motorway service areas.

For more information visit