There isn’t much to celebrate these days, but one Brexit positive for motorists is that the EU might no longer have a mechanism for getting UK residents to pay for violations that incurred on the continent and were captured by speed cameras.
Sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans will be phased out by 2030, Boris Johnson has confirmed as he set out his 10-point plan for a “green industrial revolution”.
The Times reported the move is being mulled to cover a tax shortfall of £40 billion caused by the rise in popularity of electric cars.
A loophole which can allow drivers to escape punishment for hand-held phone use if they are taking a photo or playing a game will be closed under plans announced by the Government.
The theory test is being updated on September 28. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Authority (DVSA) had originally planned to introduce the updates back in April, but the changes were pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.(more…)
The speed limit will be reduced to 60mph on four stretches of English motorway in an effort to reduce air pollution.(more…)
Restrictions should be imposed on young motorists because they often act as “taxi drivers for their mates”, MPs have heard.(more…)
The government is considering introducing new Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS) technology on the country’s roads starting early next year.(more…)
Enforcing moving traffic offences raised £58.2m in Cardiff & London in one year alone, new research shows.(more…)
With MOT tests set to become mandatory once more tomorrow (August 1), official figures show that many UK drivers have chosen to have their cars tested instead of using the automatic extension.
Lee Waters, the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, set up a task force last year to look at changing the default 30mph limit.
Drivers are being urged to get their cars MOT tested this summer to avoid the rush as thousands look to get their vehicles tested after making use of the six-month coronavirus extension.(more…)
Drivers of zero-emission cars are to be given distinctive green number plates which could make them eligible to by-pass congestion zone charges or secure cheaper parking.
Motoring and environmental groups have welcomed the prospect of a new car scrappage scheme encouraging motorists to switch to electric vehicles.
The extension applies to drivers with a photocard driving licence due to expire between 1 February and 31 August 2020.
The UK Government should consider a car scrappage scheme to help protect the country’s industry, according to several leading car makers.