Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has asked the RAC Foundation’s chairman David Quarmby to audit highway authorities’ and transport operators’ performance in responding to the bad weather over the last few days and to evaluate whether progress had been made towards implementing the recommendations made in the Winter Resilience Review.
Mr Hammond said: “Complacency is not an option. There are lessons to be learned from our performance in every bout of bad weather and it is important that we learn those now.
“Unfortunately, in extreme weather conditions some disruption is inevitable but there is no excuse for poor communication with passengers and motorists.”
Earlier this year the Department for Transport commissioned David Quarmby to undertake a review of the UK’s preparedness for severe winter weather. For more information about the review please click here.