The RAC said this was due to increases in wholesale prices caused by efforts to reduce the importation of Russian diesel.
Diesel prices have soared to a new record high despite the cut in fuel duty, figures show.(more…)
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency figures show that 9.1 million vehicles on Britain’s roads have reached six figures on their odometers.
The average price paid for comprehensive motor insurance in the first quarter of the year was £416.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps declared he wants to “banish the boy racer” as he announced plans to deploy noise cameras to catch “rowdy drivers”.
Vehicles may only need to have an MOT test every two years under proposals being considered by the government to ease the UK’s cost of living crisis.
A poll of 2,498 drivers by the RAC indicated that 46% think it should take no longer than that to get going when the lights change.
It will still be illegal to use a phone behind the wheel.
Drug drivers will be forced to undertake rehabilitation courses before being allowed back behind the wheel, under proposals from Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.
The survey of 2,000 drivers by the Motor Ombudsman found that the majority of respondents who do not currently have a service plan in place are planning to miss their recommended servicing schedule in the face of the surging cost of living.
New rules ban virtually all hand-held use of mobile phones on Britain’s roads, in what Transport Secretary Grant Shapps described as a “zero-tolerance approach”.
According to the report, it would cost £12.64bn to clear the backlog of repairs and ‘bring the network up to a condition that would allow it to be managed cost effectively and sustainably going forward’.
A 5p-per-litre cut in fuel duty would fail to reverse even half of the increase in prices inflicted on motorists over the past fortnight, according to new figures.
Figures from data firm Experian Catalist show the average price of a litre of fuel at UK forecourts on Sunday was 167p for petrol and 179p for diesel.
Experts said that the price of diesel could possibly hit as high as £3 per litre, up from current record highs of £1.73.
Figures from data firm Experian Catalist show the average cost of a litre of petrol at UK forecourts on Sunday was 163.5p, while diesel was 173.4p.