“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.

Govt invests £10m in digital street mapping


The Department for Transport will spend £10m on a new real-time navigation system — though the setup likely won't be ready before 2020.
New higher grade biofuel risks damaging hundreds of thousands of cars

New biofuel could damage 1000s of cars


Over 600,000 cars in the UK could be incompatible with E10 biofuel by 2020, according to research by The RAC Foundation.
Cycling equivalent to death by dangerous driving laws could be enacted

'Death by dangerous cycling' law proposed


A change to the law could see cyclists who kill by colliding with pedestrians convicted of "death by dangerous cycling".

All new homes to come with charging points


Electric car charging points will be included in every new home, as part of a new proposal by the Department for Transport.
Car makers to face massive fines for cheating emissions tests

Huge fines for car makers using defeat devices


The UK Government will impose massive fines on car makers caught cheating emissions tests as part of legislation being introduced next month.