Remarkably, a new study by the RAC and vehicle insurer Ageas, shows that around 30% of UK motorists will avoid country lanes and smaller roads when travelling on holiday. Drivers would rather add considerable extra time or distance to their journey simply to stay away from narrow lanes or minor roads.
Local authorities are about to get tough on drivers who throw litter from their vehicles by fining them up to as much as £120. From April 2021, anyone caught by another new camera system throwing as much as a cigarette butt out of their vehicle window will be fined under a new anti-litter scheme.
Thanks to a new grading system launched in October 2020, motorists now have more information to better understand a vehicle’s autonomous and assisted driving capability before purchasing the latest vehicle makes and models off a motor trader forecourt.
A security breach in an ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) camera database exposed information about millions of UK new and used car journeys which can be tied to individual vehicle license plates.
In response to the Commons’ Transport Select Committee, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that the Department for Transport will launch an urgent review of the current legislation relating to the use of handheld mobile phones whilst driving.
You might expect that the biggest issue facing the motor trade when it comes to introducing autonomous vehicles would be the limits of technology. However, a recent survey showed that it may be a lack of trust and enthusiasm on the part of drivers preventing the uptake of driverless technology.
With more and more electrically powered new and used cars on our roads every year, there are concerns that the UK charging infrastructure is not keeping up with demand; potentially putting drivers at risk.
New proposals announced by the Government could lead to much stiffer penalties for motorists who leave their engines running when they are parked by the side of the road.
Road tax and fuel duties are currently worth in the region of 28 billion pounds to the UK government’s coffers. However, the plans to move all vehicles to electric could provide a severe hit to this revenue, based on the current tax model.
A new police initiative aims to tackle the problem of drivers with poor visibility causing road accidents. Three police forces in the Thames Valley, the West Midlands and Hampshire will all be undertaking a series of eye tests for drivers pulled over at random. If the driver cannot read a licence plate of new and […]