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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 […]

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 […]

New RDE tests criticised for not reflecting rush hour pollution
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New RDE tests criticised for not reflecting rush hour pollution

The “real-world” emission test introduced at the start of September for all new vehicles still needs updating to give an accurate picture of harmful exhaust emissions in rush-hour traffic, according to an independent report. road traffic New RDE tests criticised for not reflecting rush hour pollution That’s the finding of new tests carried out by […]

Self-driving lorry trials greenlighted for UK roads
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Self-driving lorry trials greenlighted for UK roads

Trials of self-driving lorries are to take to UK roads by the end of 2018, following similar pilots in Europe and the United States. Vehicles on motorway The trials could cut emissions and fuel costs. Funded by an £8.1m investment from the DfT, the ‘platooning’ trials will see up to three lorries travel in convoy, […]

Volkswagen Group to recall millions of diesels for NOx fix
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Volkswagen Group to recall millions of diesels for NOx fix

The Volkswagen Group is to run a pan-European software update for Euro 5 and some Euro 6 diesel vehicles from group brands to cut NOx emissions by an average 25-30%. Volkswagen has yet to confirm how many cars will be affected across Europe. The announcement builds on plans by VW as well as BMW, Daimler […]

London trials £2.45 diesel-parking surcharge
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London trials £2.45 diesel-parking surcharge

Diesel car drivers are to be charged an extra £2.45 an hour from today to park in parts of central London. In an attempt to combat toxic air, Westminster council is launching a trial of the “D-charge” on pay-to-park bays in Marylebone, and parts of Fitzrovia and the Hyde Park area. It is the first […]

NICE guidance on reducing emissions from public sector fleets
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NICE guidance on reducing emissions from public sector fleets

Guidelines for councils on cutting public sector fleet emissions, introducing clean air zones and mitigating road-traffic-related air pollution have been published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). NICE The guidance gives advice on developing clean air zones, particularly in areas where vulnerable people congregate. Following the publication two months ago of […]

New report highlights DVLA ‘major failings’ in assessing fitness to drive
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New report highlights DVLA ‘major failings’ in assessing fitness to drive

The DVLA has been accused of major failings in assessing people’s fitness to drive, resulting in vulnerable drivers being left in limbo for years. Driver holding key The PHSO report says fitness to drive tests are not fit for purpose and do not properly consider all the evidence A new report by the Parliamentary and […]

27% of tyres illegal at time of replacement
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27% of tyres illegal at time of replacement

Tyres that are in good condition should hold a 20p snugly in the tread. Tyres that are in good condition should hold a 20p snugly in the tread. Over 10 million UK motorists could drive a vehicle with an illegal and dangerous tyre during 2016, according to results of a comprehensive survey conducted by TyreSafe […]

New Year Special: 6 Safety Resolutions You Should Implement Immediately
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New Year Special: 6 Safety Resolutions You Should Implement Immediately

New Year Special: 6 Safety Resolutions You Should Implement Immediately Time Management for Fleet Safety – Make a note of every fleet safety activity you are responsible for on a weekly/monthly basis and then work out how much time is actually needed and assign the time for each activity. Take a couple of minutes to […]