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…)
GEM Motoring Assist is calling on the Government to increase the penalty for drivers and passengers who do not wear a seatbelt on journeys.(more…)
Vauxhall along with Honda & Toyota have confirmed they are willing to build medical ventilators to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
A greener form of petrol called E10 is set to be offered at all UK filling stations from next year.(more…)
Young men are over-represented in alcohol-related deaths and serious injuries on the road.(more…)
The UK Government said it has “no plans” to reintroduce tolls or charges on the Severn Crossings, after a suggestion a congestion charge was being considered for the two bridges.(more…)
A ban on the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars could be just 12 years away.(more…)
The government has revealed plans to bring forward the ban on selling internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle five years to 2035.(more…)