Highways England and emergency services across the West Midlands have signed up to a new agreement which will see incidents on roads dealt with more swiftly.

The memorandum of understanding sets out clear roles to enable more efficiency at the scene as well as managing the road network, meaning less disruption for drivers.

It has been signed by police, fire and rescue, and ambulance services across the region, as well as Highways England and its maintenance contractor Kier.

“Any incidents on the network can cause widespread disruption and we all want to manage the situation as efficiently as possible and get traffic moving again,” said Highways England Service Delivery Manager David Yates.