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Nearly two percent of UK vehicles are dodging road tax, survey shows
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Nearly two percent of UK vehicles are dodging road tax, survey shows

Latest DVLA figures suggest a small rise in unlicensed vehicle use, amounting to £119m in potential lost revenue
30 Nov 2021
UK petrol and diesel prices: petrol stations urged to make price cuts
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UK petrol and diesel prices: petrol stations urged to make price cuts

Retailers are pocketing bigger margins on petrol and diesel, instead of passing on the 12p per litre oil price cut
30 Nov 2021
Dashcam-upload portal reports spike in ‘dangerous driving’ videos
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Dashcam-upload portal reports spike in ‘dangerous driving’ videos

Big increase in citizen policing on British roads pays dividends for hard-pressed police forces
25 Nov 2021
BMW tops assisted-driving rankings in latest Thatcham and EuroNCAP assessment
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BMW tops assisted-driving rankings in latest Thatcham and EuroNCAP assessment

Testers give assistance packages a ‘thumbs up’ despite concerns they could mislead drivers into losing concentration
25 Nov 2021
All in-car mobile phone use to be banned, unless it’s ‘hands-free’
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All in-car mobile phone use to be banned, unless it’s ‘hands-free’

A new law in 2022 will ban drivers from taking pictures, scrolling through playlists and playing games with a handheld smartphone
19 Nov 2021
Insulate Britain campaigners sent to prison following motorway protests
Insulate Britain
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Insulate Britain campaigners sent to prison following motorway protests

Nine individuals imprisoned for between three and six months, as High Court clamps down on injunction breaches
17 Nov 2021
Towing guide 2021: UK laws, licences, costs and tips
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Tips & advice

Towing guide 2021: UK laws, licences, costs and tips

From tips for towing a caravan across the UK to help getting your towing licence, our towing guide explains all
15 Nov 2021

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Government unveils design for ‘iconic’ electric car chargepoint
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Government unveils design for ‘iconic’ electric car chargepoint

New electric car charger revealed alongside announcement that UK will ban the sale of all new non-zero-emission HGVs by 2040
10 Nov 2021
Trailer test law to change on November 15
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Trailer test law to change on November 15

Controversial plan means anyone will be able to tow a 3,500kgs trailer with no additional training
8 Nov 2021
Speeding fines: top tips on UK speeding tickets and how to appeal them
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Tips & advice

Speeding fines: top tips on UK speeding tickets and how to appeal them

Here’s everything you need to know about getting caught speeding and potentially appealing the fines...
7 Nov 2021
Brand loyalty evaporates as car demand hits all-time high
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Brand loyalty evaporates as car demand hits all-time high

Record demand for cars amid new and used supply shortages persuades buyers to abandon favourite brands
5 Nov 2021
London Congestion Charge explained
Congestion Charge
Tips & advice

London Congestion Charge explained

All the facts about the £15 charge for driving into central London including a map, how to pay and how to check if you need to...
27 Oct 2021
London ULEZ: the Ultra Low Emissions Zone explained
London
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London ULEZ: the Ultra Low Emissions Zone explained

The £12.50 daily ULEZ charge has come into force. Here are the facts about the charge, the zone map and the cars affected
25 Oct 2021
Driving in Europe after Brexit: everything you need to know
EU / UK Flags
Tips & advice

Driving in Europe after Brexit: everything you need to know

Brexit will impact UK motorists driving in EU countries in a number of ways; our guide sets out the changes
11 Oct 2021
How to transfer car ownership: what to do when buying or selling
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Tips & advice

How to transfer car ownership: what to do when buying or selling

Ensuring a car safely changes hands can be a daunting task - here’s everything you need to know to transfer a vehicle’s ownership to another person
8 Oct 2021
'Work is needed to make electric cars accessible for everyone'
Disability and EV charging
Opinion

'Work is needed to make electric cars accessible for everyone'

Consumer and features editor Chris Rosamond investigates the challenges facing disabled electric car drivers
6 Oct 2021
Fuel shortage: petrol and diesel remain scarce as panic buying continues
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Fuel shortage: petrol and diesel remain scarce as panic buying continues

Petrol Retailers Association warns that drivers are still filling up with fuel at every opportunity
30 Sep 2021
Eco-warriors vs drivers - where do you stand?
Edmund King and Natalie Bennett
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Eco-warriors vs drivers - where do you stand?

Should the M25 be a battleground in the war on CO2? Two prominent campaigners share their view
22 Sep 2021
Exclusive: banned 71-reg number plates released
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Exclusive: banned 71-reg number plates released

Latest DVLA list of banned UK registrations reveals which 71-plates are too rude for the road
21 Sep 2021
Transport secretary Grant Shapps confirms digital driving licences are on the way
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Consumer news

Transport secretary Grant Shapps confirms digital driving licences are on the way

DVLA plans to offer a digital provisional driving licence by 2024, with full digital licences to follow at a later date
17 Sep 2021
UK fleet average carbon emissions down 11.8 per cent as EV take-up increases
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UK fleet average carbon emissions down 11.8 per cent as EV take-up increases

Sustainability improves across the automotive sector in spite of the pandemic’s hit to turnover
17 Sep 2021
Highway Code updated to make motorways safer
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Highway Code updated to make motorways safer

Updated motorway driving advice for motorists relating to stopping in an emergency, red X signs and variable speed limits
14 Sep 2021
Tens of millions of pounds in unpaid ULEZ penalties will be pursued, Transport for London pledges
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Tens of millions of pounds in unpaid ULEZ penalties will be pursued, Transport for London pledges

A third of a million Penalty Charge Notices have yet to be paid, as the pandemic slows the admin and debt recovery process
10 Sep 2021
Calls for lower drink-drive limit as deaths plateau
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Calls for lower drink-drive limit as deaths plateau

Official figures reveal 230 people were killed in drink-driving accidents in 2019, with a further 1,820 seriously injured
26 Aug 2021
Bank holiday traffic expected to return to pre-Covid levels
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Bank holiday traffic expected to return to pre-Covid levels

Congestion is expected over the August bank holiday, but drivers plan on staying closer to home
24 Aug 2021
Councils bank record £1.76bn profit from car park charges and fines
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Councils bank record £1.76bn profit from car park charges and fines

UK councils have collected record sums from motorists with the total for the 2019/2020 tax year hitting nearly 1.8bn. 
23 Aug 2021
National Highways is the new name for Highways England
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National Highways is the new name for Highways England

The Government-owned company responsible for England’s motorways and major A roads changes its name and appoints a new boss
20 Aug 2021
Toyota to cut car production by 40% due to microchip shortage
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Toyota

Toyota to cut car production by 40% due to microchip shortage

Factory shutdowns are confirmed in Japan, but Toyota’s UK production lines remain fully operational
19 Aug 2021
Used car sales up 109% in second-best quarter on record
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Used car sales up 109% in second-best quarter on record

Total of 2,167,504 used cars were sold in second quarter of 2021, following the emergence from lockdown and spike in demand
9 Aug 2021
Drivers could face three penalty points for not wearing seatbelt
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Drivers could face three penalty points for not wearing seatbelt

Law change in the offing as meaningful proportion of those killed in cars without belts remains high
28 Jul 2021
Take the Driver Power survey and you could win £100
Driver Power
Driver Power

Take the Driver Power survey and you could win £100

Tell us about your car in the Driver Power survey, you’ll be entered into a prize draw where we’re giving away three £100 Amazon vouchers every month.…
28 Jul 2021
Driving licence body faces huge backlog cases due to strikes and Covid disruption
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Driving licence body faces huge backlog cases due to strikes and Covid disruption

Some drivers have been unable to get on the road due to 1.4 million DVLA applications waiting to be processed
22 Jul 2021
Huge difference in driving-test pass rates for ethnic groups
Driving test
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Huge difference in driving-test pass rates for ethnic groups

Data shows White people more likely to pass than people from ethnic-minority backgrounds
20 Jul 2021
Sales of new diesel lorries banned from 2040
2040 ban diesel lorry
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Sales of new diesel lorries banned from 2040

Overhead electrified gantries could power electric HGVS, as new internal combustion engined trucks won’t be sold from 2040
14 Jul 2021