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Bristol 20mph zones: Four lives a year saved, study finds 13 February 2018
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Bristol 20mph zones: Four lives a year saved, study finds 13 February 2018

Bristol 20mph zones Bristol’s 20mph zones were designed to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists, and support people to be more active More than four lives a year have been saved since the introduction of 20mph zones across Bristol, research by the University of the West of England (UWE) has found. Average speeds on roads […]

New drivers could be BANNED from driving at night for two years under proposals
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New drivers could be BANNED from driving at night for two years under proposals

The Government is considering launching a ‘Graduate Driving Licence’ for young motorists which could restrict them until they pass a probation period Young motorists could be banned from driving at night for two years after they pass their test under new proposals. The Government is considering a bringing in a ‘Graduated Driving Licence’ which could […]

Convicted drink drivers’ cars tracked by police tagging
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Convicted drink drivers’ cars tracked by police tagging

Some UK police forces are using ‘intelligence markers’ to track vehicles which are being driven by convicted drink drivers to see if they are repeating their unlawful behaviour. This data comes from Freedom of Information requests submitted to 44 police forces by Auto Express and show that not all forces are monitoring vehicles in this […]

Six in 10 larger businesses considering move away from diesel
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Six in 10 larger businesses considering move away from diesel

The demonisation of diesel has led to large businesses debating a move away from the fuel type, according to new research from RAC Business. A survey of 1,000 UK firms found 62% of large businesses, with between 250 and 499 staff, are considering phasing out their diesel vehicles, compared to just 33% among small firms […]

Motorists are now paying the highest price for petrol since the end of 2014, following a series of pump rises.
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Motorists are now paying the highest price for petrol since the end of 2014, following a series of pump rises.

RAC warn petrol price rises look imminent RAC Fuel Watch data reveals the average price of unleaded in December increased for the second month running, rising by half a pence from 120.66p to 121.11p while diesel went up from 123.06p to 123.46p. This compares to the low in early 2016 when both fuels averaged 102p […]

New tech could detect drivers ignoring ‘Red X’ signs
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New tech could detect drivers ignoring ‘Red X’ signs

New technology that could automatically detect drivers not complying with ‘Red X’ lane closure signs on smart motorways could go live from the spring. New tech could detect drivers ignoring ‘Red X’ signs According to the Press Association, Highways England has revealed in a document that it is testing roadside cameras that detect when drivers […]

Remove distracting roadside billboards
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Remove distracting roadside billboards

Roadside advertising billboards are posing an unacceptable risk to driver safety and should be removed to cut down on distraction. Roadside advertising billboards could pose an unacceptable risk So says driver training and education provider Drive Smarter as it points out that for such billboards to work effectively, they need to distract drivers – putting […]

BMW is aiming to double sales of the 530e plug-in hybrid in 2018
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BMW is aiming to double sales of the 530e plug-in hybrid in 2018

BMW is aiming to double sales of the 530e plug-in hybrid in 2018, following a year where the 330e will have taken “well over a quarter” of 3 Series saloon volume in fleet. BMW expect a large proportion of 5 Series fleet sales of the 530e iPerformance BMW expect a large proportion of 5 Series […]

Call for change in the law over driver eye care requirements
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If you’ve ever driven around a corner on a dark night and been momentarily blinded by an oncoming car with its lights on full beam, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re one of around 29 million others! A recent survey has found that some 48% of drivers – around 29 million of us – report […]