Government considering in-car ‘alcolocks’ to curb drink-driving re-offending


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.
Acoustic cameras UK trials

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.

Electric scooters could soon be road legal in UK


Road legal electric micro-scooters are one part of a new plan to keep Britain "at the heart of the next mobility revolution".
“Advanced” autonomous car trials could start in the UK this year

Self-driving cars held back by potholes,poor 4G


Motorists in the UK could see self-driving cars on the road by the end of 2019, but poor 4G coverage and potholes are hampering progress.
UK Government commits £23m to pothole prevention

UK Government commits £23m to pothole prevention


The Department for Transport will invest £23m in research and trial initiatives at aim to prevent potholes from forming in UK roads.

Take cycle training for car insurance discount


UK motorists could earn themselves a car insurance discount by taking a cycle awareness course, the Department for Transport (DfT) has said.
DfT statistics show nearly 50% of UK drivers break speed limit

Half of UK drivers break speed limit


46% of UK drivers broke the speed limit in 2017, the Department for Transport has revealed, with 10% of motorway users caught doing 90mph+.