All future smart motorways must have life-saving camera system, government rules


Every new section of smart motorway designated as "all-lane running" (ALR) must include technology that can automatically spot broken down cars.
All the cars still eligible for the government's plug-in grant

These are the electric cars eligible for UK grant


Last week, the government announced that it would be reducing the scope of its plug-in car grant (PiCG).
Government faces legal action over safety of smart motorways

Government faces legal action over smart motorways


A law firm has threatened legal action against the government unless "all lanes running" (ALR) smart motorways are abandoned.
Inoperative smart motorway cameras mean motorists go unpunished for driving in closed lanes

Drivers in closed motorway lanes go unpunished


Motorists are escaping punishment for committing traffic offences on smart motorways due to a lack of working enforcement cameras.
Government told current drink-driving laws are

Drink-driving laws "no longer adequate"


A report funded by the Department for Transport has found that the drink-driving limit should be lowered by more than a third.
Half of £75m fund to lower motorway pollution has gone unspent

Half of motorway anti-pollution fund goes unspent


Almost half of a £75m fund intended to bring down the levels of pollution on the UK’s motorways has gone unspent, an official review has found.
Environmentalists start crowdfunding appeal to stop government road building scheme

Campaigners to take DfT to court over road plans


The UK government is facing backlash from environmentalists regarding plans to inject £27bn into a road-building programme.
Transport Committee launches e-scooter enquiry

Transport Committee launches e-scooter enquiry


The Transport Committee is undertaking an investigation into the feasibility of allowing electric powered scooters onto the roads of Britain.
Petrol and diesel car ban could be brought forward to 2032

Petrol and diesel ban could now be banned by 2032


The UK government's plans to ban all sales of new petrol and diesel cars could come into force even earlier than anticipated.
Plan to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2035 is 'extremely concerning', warns UK motor industry

Petrol & diesel ban 'extremely concerning'


The government's plans to accelerate the ban on new petrol and diesel car sales have been slammed in no uncertain terms by the UK motor industry.
Department for Transport green number plate electric cars concept Renault Zoe example

Green number plates 'could be a security risk'


A UK security watchdog has suggested plans to introduce green number plates for electric cars could make them more enticing to criminals.

Blue Badge misuse soars by 60% in four years


New government statistics show Blue Badge misuse prosecution levels has shot up across England over the last four years.
Green number plates for electric cars are only a short term solution, says RAC

RAC 'not impressed' by green plates 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".