A hard-hitting new project has been launched in Kent - to warn young drivers about the dangers of the road.
It's a necessary message. One in four drivers aged between 18 and 24 crash in the first two years.
Sarah Saunders reports on the country's first Road Safety Experience.
SIxteen million pounds is being spent by Buckinghamshire County Council to improve and maintain around 200 roads and pavements. The work will involve fully resurfacing more than 30 badly damaged roads in the county.
The shocking state of the south east's roads, and the soaring cost of fixing them, has been revealed in a major new survey.
The detailed assessment, by the Asphalt Industry Alliance, says the cost of mending all the roads in our region would be £2.6 billion.
In Kent and East Sussex alone, the repair bill is nearly £300 million.
Potholes are the biggest problem, and there are warnings that public spending cuts mean the situation can only worsen.
The South East's most controversial road - the Hastings Bexhill Link Road - opens on Thursday.
The announcement came after three years of construction in the face of fierce protest and spiralling costs.
The Government says the £120m road will boost the coastal economy. Opponents say it's 'environmental vandalism'.
This report from Malcolm Shaw, who gave the new road a 'test drive'.
The South East's most controversial road - the Hastings Bexhill Link Road - opens tomorrow. The announcement came after three years of construction in the face of fierce protests and spiralling costs. The Government says the £121m road will boost the coastal economy, but opponents say it's 'environmental vandalism'. Protesters had tried to save historic woodlands in the Combe Haven Valley.
Psychologists have come up with an idea to improve the experience for drivers in roadworks. New road signs are intended to attract attention and 'bring the information to life'.
Signs have been installed on A21 Tonbridge to Pembury, a 2.5 mile stretch being upgraded to a dual carriageway.
In Cheshire, safety signs made by children of construction workers are thought to have led to lower speeds.
It was billed as a radical scheme that would transform a frequently gridlocked section of the M25 in Kent and Surrey. But less than a year after its construction the so-called 'smart' motorway is cracking up. Motoring experts say parts of the motorway between junctions 5 and 7 are a hazard to car drivers and truckers. That's after £129m was spent on improvement works. Tom Savvides reports.
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This is the terrifying moment a driver was forced to swerve out of the way of car travelling in the wrong direction on a dual carriageway.
The 73-year-old from Burgess Hill was spotted driving the wrong way along A23 towards Brighton.
It's believed he had been driving the wrong way for several miles.
Vehicles heading north were forced to swerve their cars to avoid him.
Sussex Police said the driver stopped his car after seeing the marked police vehicle travelling towards him slowly at the head of the traffic.
Sergeant Mark Baker said: "We are very grateful to all of the drivers and members of the public who stopped and called us to warn us about the man's driving and for their attentive driving that enabled them to avoid a collision.
"We were able to react quickly and thankfully no one was injured. The man was medically assessed and we will be making the DVLA aware of the incident."
Today's been one of the busiest days of the year on Southampton's roads. Three cruise ships carrying a total of eight thousand passengers have arrived at the city's port today. More than a thousand people are also in the city to see the Moscow State Circus at the Mayflower.
The council says the 'Platform for Prosperity' scheme is being carried out to improve access to the Eastern Docks and will significantly reduce congestion in the years to come on days like today.
Once completed the new road layout around Platform Road and Town Quay will significantly reduce journey times and will also support the continued growth of Southampton's cruise and port business, creating new job opportunities for around 500 people.