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UK Government cuts Plug-in Car Grant
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UK Government cuts Plug-in Car Grant

Plug-in hybrids will cease to be eligible for the UK’s Plug-in Car Grant on 12 November, under a reformed system focused on increasing uptake of electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV The Outlander PHEV is popular with UK fleets. The Plug-in Car Grant has funded more than 160,000 ultra-low emission vehicles since […]

Is this proof the drink drive limit must be lowered? Experiment shows drinkers were unsafe to drive
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Is this proof the drink drive limit must be lowered? Experiment shows drinkers were unsafe to drive

… despite passing a breath test Richard Allsop, an emeritus professor of transport studies at University College London, is now calling for the limit to be lowered by a third, in line with Scotland Six breathalysers were tested for a BBC show, all overestimating alcohol levels European Commission says member states should have a drink […]

Strict clean air zones to spread across the country
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Strict clean air zones to spread across the country

Strict clean air zones to spread across the country Image: BirminghamLive/ Birmingham City Council and used for editorial purposes only Birmingham is the latest UK city to announce that it is creating a clean air zone in the city centre to reduce pollution levels. The city council revealed the plans at the end of June […]

Vans to be banned from cities under radical transport plan
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Vans to be banned from cities under radical transport plan

Changing the city centre Currently, there are said to be some 300,000 HGVs on UK roads alongside over 4,000,000 vans. Being major contributors to the air pollution, this is causing big problems in major cities. This number is ever-growing as the demand for delivery services rises in-line with the soaring popularity of online shopping. The […]

Government launches Road to Zero Strategy to lead the world in zero emission vehicle technology
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Dashcams highlight lane-hogging epidemic
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Dashcams highlight lane-hogging epidemic

Poor lane discipline among drivers is the cause of more than a third (37%) of all road traffic accidents – making it as big a cause of accidents as rear-end shunts, as revealed by dashcam footage. Raj Singh of Crystal Ball Raj Singh of Crystal Ball Telematics and smart camera expert Crystal Ball analysed several […]

Driving test timing study
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More than half of speeding offences happen in 30mph zones
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More than half of speeding offences happen in 30mph zones

Over 1,000 drivers every day are caught speeding, equating to one every 75 seconds, according to new analysis. A driver is caught for speeding every 75 seconds following a Freedom of Information request to the UK’s 45 police forces found nearly 1.25 million speeding incidents have been recorded by police forces across the UK since […]

This week it became legal to conduct driving lessons on the UK Motorway in a dual-controlled train vehicle
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This week it became legal to conduct driving lessons on the UK Motorway in a dual-controlled train vehicle

. So on Tuesday I took Jake James on the M5 for his first time as a Provisional licence holder. A great training opportunity as we come across wildlife (ducks with young crossing) and saw how other drivers reacted incorrectly but on Jakes reflection he said its much easier and safer than driving on the […]

Telematics data can provide a “very effective” means of encouraging behaviour change among drivers to improve fleet safety.
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Telematics data can provide a “very effective” means of encouraging behaviour change among drivers to improve fleet safety.

Dr Dorn suggested that fleets should use both training and ongoing telematics data to encourage long-term behaviour changes So said Dr Lisa Dorn, associate professor of driver behaviour at Cranfield University, at last week’s ACFO spring seminar in Birmingham. Held to explore the changing face of vehicle management, the seminar saw Dr Dorn tell seminar […]