Government plans to allow breakdown vehicles with red flashing lights to help protect drivers have been welcomed by the industry.(more…)
The United Kingdom is considering pushing back the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by five years, to 2035. This is due to a number of factors, including the cost of living crisis, the ongoing war in Ukraine, and the global chip shortage.
Progress in developing self-driving vehicles risks stalling if the Government fails to include relevant legislation in the King’s Speech, MPs have warned.(more…)
The RAC has said that the government is “not on track” to meet its own commitment to install 500,000 public charging points by 2030.
Drivers and the RAC Call for Hard Shoulders to be Reinstated on Existing All-Lane-Running Smart Motorways
According to new research by the RAC, 69% of drivers want the hard shoulder to be reinstated on the 235 miles of existing all-lane-running smart motorways.(more…)
Diesel drivers – including almost everyone who runs a van for a small business – are continuing to suffer from inflated prices at fuel pumps up and down the country and are seeing no benefit from plummeting lower wholesale costs, despite the Chancellor continuing the fuel duty freeze in Wednesday’s Budget, the RAC is warning.(more…)
The Government’s ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2030 could be “difficult” to achieve, the Duke of Richmond has said.(more…)
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has revealed his Spring Budget – and two key policies are set to impact drivers across Britain.(more…)
Success for national pothole campaign as Chancellor announces £200m funding to improve Britain’s roads
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is set to announce a new £200m funding scheme to help tackle the plague of potholes on roads across Britain.
Started by the Daily Mail, the campaign to help improve Britain’s roads will see more than four million potholes filled in.
Motorists could be stuck in congestion nearly twice as bad as current levels if self-driving cars become commonplace, a Government report warns.(more…)
Rishi Sunak has refused to rule out the prospect of motorists facing a 12p-a-litre hike in fuel duty in March.(more…)
Petrol and diesel could rocket up by 12 pence a litre in March if a planned rise in fuel duty comes into force.(more…)
Electric vehicles will no longer be exempt from road tax from 2025, under plans announced today in the Autumn Statement by the Chancellor.(more…)
The government is considering introducing penalty points as a deterrent to stop drivers not wearing a seatbelt while behind the wheel.(more…)
Three-quarters of British drivers would be happy for noise cameras to be fitted in their local area, a new survey has found.(more…)
More than 900,000 drivers risk a £1,000 fine after failing to renew photocard licences which expired in the past year, an investigation has found.(more…)
The proportion of car occupants killed in crashes who were not wearing a seatbelt has reached the highest level on record, figures show.(more…)
Drivers have serious concerns about Government proposals to relax MOT rules to ease the cost-of-living crisis, a new survey suggests.(more…)