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.
Drivers could face fines of £130 for minor offences as the Government considers handing local councils new powers to improve roads for cyclists and pedestrians.
The six-month MOT extension introduced at the start of lockdown should be ended as soon as possible, according to the UK’s leading automotive trade body.(more…)