Changes to HGV drivers’ rules sparks outrage on safety grounds


Government move to temporarily extend the number of hours that HGV drivers can work is met with backlash from the industry.
Return of hard shoulder to motorways would endanger drivers, says government minister

Return of hard shoulder 'risks 25 extra deaths'


Reinstalling hard shoulders on smart motorways may cause at least 25 extra road deaths per year, according to a government minister.
Government announces winners of £20m zero-emission vehicle competition

EV battery health checker shares £20m green grant


The winners of a government-funded £20m zero-emission vehicle competition have been announced.
Electric charge points to be revamped with

Electric charge points to undergo "iconic" revamp


The UK's network of electric car charging points is to be redesigned to give them an "iconic" look akin to that of red postboxes.
Decision on e-scooter legality could take up to a year

Decision on e-scooter legality could take a year


The government has been accused of failing to properly regulate the use of electric scooters.
“Self-driving” cars could be legalised on UK roads later this year

“Self-driving” cars allowed on UK roads this year


"Self-driving” cars could be allowed on the UK’s roads later this year, the Department of Transport (DfT) has announced.
No new smart motorways to open without stopped vehicle detection system installed

All new smart motorways must have stopped car tech


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.