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.
The speed limit will be reduced to 60mph on four stretches of English motorway in an effort to reduce air pollution.(more…)
The government is considering introducing new Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS) technology on the country’s roads starting early next year.(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.
Vauxhall along with Honda & Toyota have confirmed they are willing to build medical ventilators to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
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…)
Private parking firms may have to offer motorists a 10-minute grace period when they overstay their ticket, according to new government proposals.(more…)
A legal loophole which allows motorists to use mobile phones behind the wheel to film or take photographs to escape prosecution is set ‘to be closed’ by the government.(more…)
The Department for Transport is pushing the Treasury to guarantee local road funding for several years at a time instead of annually.
Lower speed limits in five poor air quality hotspots has reduced air pollution, says the Welsh government.(more…)
Drivers could be charged on a pay-as-you-go basis in the future as the Government looks to fill a £40 billion hole in motoring taxes.
The speed limit on British motorways could be raised to 80mph thanks to the growing adoption of electric vehicles, according to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.(more…)