Number of drivers caught speeding increased 7% during first coronavirus lockdown


New government statistics show that speeding increased by 7% during the first coronavirus lockdown.
October car registrations at lowest for nine years

Car sales hit nine-year low but EVs rocket


Registrations of new cars declined by 1.6% last month compared to October 2019 due to the Welsh "firebreak" lockdown, according to the SMMT.
Car registrations fall 4.4% in worst September since introduction of dual number plate system

Worst September for car sales since 1999


Car registrations fell by 4.4% in September 2020 compared to the same month last year, and fell 15.8% from the 10-year September average.
Uber rolls out mask-detecting scanner in app to ensure passengers have face coverings

Uber rolls out mask-detecting scanner in app


Users of the ride-hailing service Uber reported for not wearing a face covering will be asked to use a mask scanning feature before their next jo
Has this bus company solved socially distanced public transport?

Company creates socially-distanced buses


A Czech company has modified its off road buses to allow passengers to travel in a socially distanced manner.
New car registrations rise for first time in 2020

UK car sales bounce back in July


After a catastrophic first half of the year due to the coronavirus lockdown, UK car sales in July were up 11.3% on the same month in 2019.
Fuel duty revenue plummets during lockdown

Fuel duty revenue plummets during lockdown


The coronavirus lockdown left a gaping £2.4bn hole in the treasury’s income from fuel duty in April and May, compared with last year.
German motorists can lease Renault Zoe for free

German motorists 'can lease Renault Zoe for free'


German motorists are able to lease an electric car for two years for free, thanks to a generous government grant.
Coastal driveway rentals rise by over 300%

Boom times for rented driveways near seaside


Coastal home owners are cashing in on renewed demand for parking as holidaymakers return to England’s beauty spots.
Free parking for hospital workers to be scrapped

Free parking for hospital workers to be scrapped


The government has caused outcry after announcing that hospital workers will no longer receive free parking at work.
New car registrations down 35% in June

Diesel car sales down as electric sales surge


Nearly 250,000 private car sales have been lost because of the coronavirus pandemic, as the registrations of new cars fell 34.9% in June.
Holiday towns ban cars in anticipation of socially distanced tourism

Holiday towns ban cars as lockdown eases


England's holiday towns are banning cars from their streets as they gear up to accommodate socially distanced tourists.
Rumoured scrappage scheme will not go ahead

Car scrappage scheme rejected by ministers


A scrappage scheme expected by many to be announced this month has been rejected by ministers.