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70% of drivers broke 30mph speed limits in lockdown
Increased speed limits help to cut accidents
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70% of drivers broke 30mph speed limits in lockdown

Government statistics show March 2020 lockdown brought a huge increase in the proportion of car drivers speeding in 30mph zones
12 May 2021
Young drivers face disproportionate risk of death on country roads
40mph limit for rural roads
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Young drivers face disproportionate risk of death on country roads

Rural roads see 71 per cent of all road fatalities among young drivers, compared to 57 per cent among wider population
11 May 2021
Average speed cameras on motorways get approval from drivers
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Average speed cameras on motorways get approval from drivers

UK drivers are in favour of average speed cameras on motorways despite the majority admitting to breaking 70mph limit
10 May 2021
Hands-free driving to be legal in the UK this year
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Hands-free driving to be legal in the UK this year

Advanced lane-keep assist will allow drivers of certain cars to take their hands off the wheel at speeds of up to 37mph on motorways by the end of 202…
27 Apr 2021
“Smart motorways are the safer option, we all need to look at the facts”
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“Smart motorways are the safer option, we all need to look at the facts”

Hugo Griffiths sees too much emotion bound up in the debate over smart motorways when factual analysis is needed.
23 Apr 2021
Can I drive my car during the Covid-19 lockdown?
Speed limit to be cut to 60mph on M1
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Can I drive my car during the Covid-19 lockdown?

England is coming out of its third lockdown, with the rest of the UK in a similar position - what does this mean for drivers?
6 Apr 2021
Covid-19: what it means for motorists and the car industry
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Covid-19: what it means for motorists and the car industry

Everything you need to know about how Covid-19 affects cars, motorists and the car industry in the UK
6 Apr 2021
Euro 7 standards: EU considers lifetime surveillance of every new car
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Euro 7 standards: EU considers lifetime surveillance of every new car

Cars could feed data to the EU every second they are being driven; rules could also force hybrids into EV mode, while MoT test results could be affect…
5 Mar 2021
Flying cars: Urban Air Port gains Government backing
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Flying cars: Urban Air Port gains Government backing

A company developing aviation infrastructure for electric and autonomous air vehicles has backing of UK Government and Hyundai
28 Jan 2021
Current car usage at similar levels to May 2020 despite lockdown
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Current car usage at similar levels to May 2020 despite lockdown

New data suggests 10 per cent more cars are being used in the UK now than during the first lockdown in March 2020
13 Jan 2021
Exclusive: Police failing to act on illegal car number plates
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Exclusive: Police failing to act on illegal car number plates

DVLA can rescind illegal plates using a ‘two-strike’ rule, but our investigation shows this rarely happens
31 Dec 2020
London Congestion Charge explained
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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...
16 Dec 2020
MoT test changes to get tough on emissions and safety kit
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MoT test changes to get tough on emissions and safety kit

DVSA says reducing emissions will help meet climate-change targets and improve air quality; MoT tests will also be updated to check modern safety kit
15 Dec 2020
Green number plates for electric cars arrive
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Green number plates for electric cars arrive

New and used EVs can now wear number plates with green flashes
8 Dec 2020
Half of UK cars must be electric by 2030 to meet climate-change goals
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Half of UK cars must be electric by 2030 to meet climate-change goals

Climate Change Committee says that as well as banning sales of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, 46% of all cars - or 16 million vehicles - on the…
4 Dec 2020
Almost half England’s major road bridges are in ‘poor’ condition
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Almost half England’s major road bridges are in ‘poor’ condition

Highways England data reveals the perilous state of 4,000 of England’s 9,000 road bridges
3 Dec 2020
Tesla ‘Full Self-Driving beta’ released but drivers must pay constant attention to the road
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Tesla ‘Full Self-Driving beta’ released but drivers must pay constant attention to the road

Controversial move by Californian EV maker follows criticism from road safety experts of the naming of its driver assistance systems
22 Oct 2020
UK petrol and diesel prices: 5p drop due in next fortnitght
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UK petrol and diesel prices: 5p drop due in next fortnitght

Petrol and diesel prices remained steady in October, but experts say second lockdown should drive prices down soon
4 Oct 2020
UK needs £16.7bn electric car charging investment to hit 2035 goals
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UK needs £16.7bn electric car charging investment to hit 2035 goals

The sale of internal combustion engined cars is set to be banned within 15 years, but vast investment is required to make electric motoring feasible.
3 Sep 2020
Electric cars are cheaper to own than petrol cars
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Electric cars are cheaper to own than petrol cars

Research suggests it’s more cost-effective to buy a new electric car and run it for its lifetime than it is to do so with a new petrol or diesel car
16 Jul 2020
UK speed camera locations chosen on revenue raising potential
Motorists now accept speed cameras
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UK speed camera locations chosen on revenue raising potential

Police watchdog voices concerns that camera locations are chosen as “good hunting grounds” to raise money from fines, rather than to improve safety
16 Jul 2020
Dads drive faster than mums, kids say
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Dads drive faster than mums, kids say

Children think their fathers are better drivers than their mothers, but say dad drives too fast and is more susceptible to road rage
15 Jul 2020
Tesla Autopilot slammed as “especially misleading” by UK safety experts
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Tesla Autopilot slammed as “especially misleading” by UK safety experts

Following a criticism by a German court that Tesla’s driver assistance systems are marketed incorrectly, UK safety experts express similar concerns
15 Jul 2020
Parking fines issued by private firms rise 24%
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Parking fines issued by private firms rise 24%

Private parking companies issued 8.4 million parking tickets in the 2019-20 financial year, up from 6.8 million in 2018-19
7 Jul 2020
Exclusive: "no plans" for new UK car scrappage scheme
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Exclusive: "no plans" for new UK car scrappage scheme

Government officially rules out scrappage scheme or further incentives to stimulate post-lockdown car sales
26 Jun 2020
Classic electric car conversions boom in popularity
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Classic electric car conversions boom in popularity

Retrofitting electric powertrains to classic cars is becoming fashionable for the environmentally conscious and well-heeled
24 Jun 2020
One in six UK car industry jobs at risk
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One in six UK car industry jobs at risk

Automotive leaders call for support as they warn industry will take five years to recover from coronavirus
23 Jun 2020
Average cost of replacement car keys soars to £215
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Average cost of replacement car keys soars to £215

The cost of getting a new car key after one has been lost or stolen via an insurer has risen 29 per cent since 2013
10 Jun 2020
Drug-driving up by a fifth in England and Wales last year
Drug driving shake up
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Drug-driving up by a fifth in England and Wales last year

The number of motorists found guilty of drug-driving increased 19.89 per cent year-on-year in 2019, new official figures reveal
21 May 2020
Easing of lockdown causes 72% spike in car breakdowns
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Easing of lockdown causes 72% spike in car breakdowns

New Government guidance encouraging people to travel to work and allowing recreational activities leads to more breakdown patrol callouts
19 May 2020
Car insurance firms must waive fees and allow delayed payments, says watchdog 
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Car insurance firms must waive fees and allow delayed payments, says watchdog 

The Financial Conduct Authority instructs car insurers to try and save customers money and allow deferred payments
15 May 2020
Local roads to receive £1.7bn investment
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Local roads to receive £1.7bn investment

Transport secretary announces £1.7 billion investment in local roads as he urges Britons to avoid public transport
14 May 2020
ANPR network leaks millions of journey details
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ANPR network leaks millions of journey details

Sheffield's ANPR system left wide-open for hackers, putting drivers' privacy and security at risk
29 Apr 2020
What does the coronavirus lockdown mean for your car finance deal?
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What does the coronavirus lockdown mean for your car finance deal?

Car dealers are shut but car finance payments need to be made and deals are coming to an end. What should you do?
17 Apr 2020
Car buyers could get compensation after claims of price fixing by shipping companies
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Car buyers could get compensation after claims of price fixing by shipping companies

Class-action lawsuit claims dealers and buyers were overcharged due to price-fixing cartel of five car-shipping companies
29 Feb 2020
Drivers of expensive cars less likely to stop for pedestrians
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Drivers of expensive cars less likely to stop for pedestrians

American study finds that for every £800 increase in a car’s value, the likelihood it will stop at a pedestrian crossing fall by 3%
26 Feb 2020