Smart motorways might finally be getting smart

Government tackles smart motorways after criticism


After years of public criticism, the government is making changes to smart motorways.
Transport Secretary cracks down on pavement parking

Government cracks down on pavement parking


Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced there could soon be new restrictions on pavement parking in order to make travel safer for pedestr
Motoring industry calls for electric incentives in tomorrow’s budget

AA calls for electric car incentives in Budget


The AA is calling on Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to make space in tomorrow’s budget to stimulate the sales of electric cars.
British roads are worse than Oman’s

Number of potholes will rise by 16% in 10 years


The number of potholes in the UK will rise by nearly a fifth if government investment remains at current levels, according to research by Zurich
Sales of new plug-in cars surge by more than a fifth in 2019

Electric car sales surged in 2019


2020 is already being heralded as a breakthrough year for electric cars, after new figures showed plug-in demand surged in the last 12 months.

'Huge' pothole repair budget disparities by region


UK councils are calling for greater government support, after a new study shows London hugely benefits from disproportionate road repair funding.

Electric car grant to be scrapped


Transport secretary Grant Shapps confirms the electric car grant "will go eventually" — but hasn't said when the government will pull the plug.
Government considering 'alcolocks' to curb drink-driving offences

'Alcolocks' being considered to curb drink-driving


The Department for Transport is considering using alcohol ignition interlocks, or 'alcolocks', to help rehabilitate drink-driving offenders.
Land Rover Range Rover Sport Production Solihull

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.

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.
“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.

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.