Over 100 prominent business leaders from UK companies, including many of the major players in the Highways Sector gathered at the McLaren Thought Leadership Centre to discuss the importance of leadership and compliance in reducing road incidents on England’s Strategic Road Network (SRN) of motorways and major A-roads.
Speaking at this high-level summit, Jim O’Sullivan, Chief Executive of Highways England said: “The Strategic Road Network is vital to the country and the performance of some of the country’s leading sectors – such as logistics and freight, retail and wholesale, construction and manufacturing.
“Whether single lane, dual carriageway or motorway, an incident on the network has serious implications for people and businesses. To put it in perspective, if one lane of the M25 has to be closed, the resultant tailback builds up at about a mile a minute. A fifteen-minute lane closure results in a fifteen-mile tailback.
We expect drivers who use our roads for business to have the highest standards of driving and compliance. There is no doubt that their companies have a role to play in this, not just for their own employees but right through their supply chains and business networks.”