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+.

Plug-in hybrid subsidy scrapped from today


The government has scrapped the plug-in hybrid car grant early, after a demand spike saw the subsidised sales cap hit in just eight days.

'Dutch Reach' technique added to Highway Code


The 'Dutch Reach' method, which forces drivers to be aware of traffic when they're opening a car door, will be added to the Highway Code.

Plug-in hybrid grant will be scrapped next month


To help encourage the uptake of zero emissions vehicles, the Department for Transport will scrap the plug-in car grant on November 9.