RAC ‘not impressed’ by government’s green number plates for electric cars plan


According to an RAC spokesperson, authorities may have to pull the plug on green number plates "pretty much as soon as they bring them in".

Electric car grant to be scrapped


Transport secretary Grant Shapps confirms the electric car grant "will go eventually" — but hasn't said when the government will pull the plug.

Drink-drive deaths at highest level since 2009


New figures show the numbers of people killed or seriously injured in drink-drive accidents have risen to their highest levels since 2009,
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Drivers with anxiety can now apply for Blue Badges


Motorists with non-visible ailments including arthritis, autism and anxiety are now eligible for a disabled driver blue badge.
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Town 20mph speed limit 'essential' say campaigners


Several transport and travel charities in Britain have joined forces to lobby for a default 20mph speed limit in built-up areas across England.
Government considering 'alcolocks' to curb drink-driving offences

'Alcolocks' being considered to curb drink-driving


The Department for Transport is considering using alcohol ignition interlocks, or 'alcolocks', to help rehabilitate drink-driving offenders.
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Government pledges £500m to Jaguar Land Rover


Jaguar Land Rover has earned the support of the UK Government, courtesy of a substantial investment into the firm's new electric car projects.
More than four-fifths of drivers can't stick to a 20mph speed limit

Four-fifths of drivers can't stick to 20mph limit


An overwhelming majority of British drivers struggle to stick to 20mph speed limits, according to new speed compliance figures for 2018.

Decade-old tyres could be banned from next year


Road tyres that are 10 years or older could soon be outlawed from UK roads, if proposed legislation is given the green light.

Hedgehog sign launched to warn of animal accidents


The Department for Transport hopes its new hedgehog road signs will encourage drivers to be on the sharp lookout for small animals on the road.

Ministers commit to electric-only cars by 2030


Government ministers have pledged to lead by example to reduce car emissions, by committing to use electric cars within the next 11 years.
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Acoustic cameras clampdown on illegal noisy cars


Tests have begun of new noise camera technology that is designed to detect vehicles that exceed legal noise limits.

Less than half of learners pass tougher theory


Pass rates for car theory tests are 25 percentage points lower than they were in 2007, statistics from the Department for Transport have shown.