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20 Million Getaways Before Christmas

Largescale strikes by UK workers last month have led to experts warning of increased traffic on our roads. Drivers are competing for tarmac as traffic in and around cities becomes much higher than normal leading to more jams on all major roads. INRIX, part of the motor trade industry, study traffic analytics and saw travel times increase by 14% compared to the same period last year, with stretches of the M25, M60, M6 and M40 unfortunately seeing some of the longest traffic jams.

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New London-Wide ULEZ – Ultra Low Emission Zone

For a few months now there have been rumours of plans to expand the UK capital city Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ), and it has now been confirmed by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, that the ULEZ is soon to be extended to cover the whole of London. The mayor insisted over five million additional Londoners will benefit from cleaner air because of the change.

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Consumers Use Social Media And Smartphones To Research Car Purchases

A new trend is emerging in the consumer purchase of new and used cars. Motorists increasingly rely on social media and smartphones to make purchase decisions, and according to the CarGurus UK Buyer Insight Report; the use of smartphones on the motor trade forecourt is up to 71% from 59% in 2020.

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Do 20mph Speed Limits Work?

Since 1935, up until most recently the UK’s national speed limit has been 30mph for built-up areas, in Wales all urban roads have the default speed limit of 20mph and now several areas around the country have followed suit. However, its effectiveness is debatable and requires analysis as the number of private and motor trade vehicles on our roads continue to increase.

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