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Drink-drive fatalities reach eight-year high
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Drink-drive fatalities reach eight-year high

The number of drink-drive fatalities reached an eight-year high in 2017, leading to renewed calls for a zero-tolerance drink-drive limit, increased education on the risks of drink-driving and greater policing. The estimates indicate the number of drink-drive fatalities reached an eight-year high in 2017 The latest drink-drive provisional estimates from the Department for Transport indicate that […]

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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Driving test timing study
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MOT rule changes: 20 May 2018
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MOT rule changes: 20 May 2018

The MOT test changed on 20 May 2018, with new defect types, stricter rules for diesel car emissions, and some vehicles over 40 years old becoming exempt. Published 20 March 2018 Last updated 20 May 2018 — see all updates From: Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency MOT testing sign The way that the MOT test […]

How to deal with tailgaters without losing your rag
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How to deal with tailgaters without losing your rag

Everyone has an opinion on how to treat tailgaters. But what’s the correct way to deal with them safely? Angry driver According to research by Confused.com, more than an eighth (13%) of drivers have had an accident or near miss as a result of tailgating. This prevalence of inconsiderate driving can’t be good for motorists’ […]

Driving back the years
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Driving back the years

https://www.theaa.com/breakdown-cover/advice/older-drivers = Full Story. The UK population is, on average, getting older. Naturally this means there are more older drivers on Britain’s roads. In fact, in the UK there are 1.2 million full licence holders in their eighties, 100,000 in their nineties and around 250 centenarians. All in all there are over four million driving […]