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Major toll roads in the UK

Major toll roads in the UK

The UK's road network is key for travelling around the country and getting to where we need to be quickly. Sometimes though, our roads and motorways can get clogged up with traffic and slow to a crawl. To help solve this problem, the UK Government have introduced toll roads over the years to reduce congestion on busy routes. These toll roads see drivers pay to use them and enable motorists to enjoy a quieter, faster way to get to where they are going. Knowing about some of the most popular is useful, so you can take advantage of them if you happen to be travelling close by. But which are the UK's major toll routes?…

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The UK's most congested roads outside of London

The UK's most congested roads outside of London

Anyone who drives in London knows that it's home to some of the UK’s most congested roads. The North Circular and M25 are both particularly bad, thanks to the overwhelming number of drivers they both serve. However, London isn't the only city in the country home to horrific traffic jams and nightmare congestion. Other places feel the brunt of universal car ownership, too – and have done so for an extremely long time. Many of these roads are dangerous, increasing the value of taking out vehicle replacement gap insurance for motorists who use them regularly. Read on to see the roads named and shamed who are some of the UK’s major traffic jam culprits!…

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What is a smart motorway?

What is a smart motorway?

Smart motorways have been a hotly debated topic for a number of years now, which has caused the UK government to pause their rollout of smart motorways until at least five years of safety data is available. Although a full rollout has been put on hold, there are still large portions of our roads that use the smart motorway system. As a result of this, it's more important than ever to truly understand how they work and what to look out for.…

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