Monthly Archives: June 2017

DVSA to carry out lorry emission checks

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Roadside safety checks of commercial vehicles will include inspections to ensure that lorries have not been fitted with devices giving false emission readings, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced. The DVSA enforcement staff – as well as European counterparts … Continue reading

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Carmakers call for interim Brexit deal or risk falling off ‘cliff edge’

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Britain’s car industry has once more called on the government for reassurance over Brexit, saying a transitional deal to leave the European Union is imperative to stop the automotive sector falling off a “cliff edge”. Mike Hawes, the chief executive … Continue reading

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All-electric Subaru for 2021 launch

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Subaru’s first all-electric vehicle will launch around 2021, according to insiders. The car will be part of the Subaru’s electrified portfolio, which by then will also feature a range of hybrid models. The new Subaru EV will be based on … Continue reading

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Your car’s horn could soon sound like a quacking duck

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Researchers in South Korea have discovered that many find the sound of a beeping car horn too stressful – and suggested it could be replaced by the sound of a duck’s quack.  Soongsil University looked at the development of vehicle … Continue reading

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London trials £2.45 diesel-parking surcharge

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Diesel car drivers are to be charged an extra £2.45 an hour from today to park in parts of central London. In an attempt to combat toxic air, Westminster council is launching a trial of the “D-charge” on pay-to-park bays … Continue reading

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Queen’s speech addresses electric cars and ‘bogus’ whiplash claims

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Fraudulent whiplash claims and compulsory electric vehicle charging points have been a focus in the Queen’s Speech. The government set out its legislative agenda in the Queen’s Speech, and plans to introduce a Bill on automated and electric vehicles. As … Continue reading

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Drivers back letting learners onto motorways

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UK motorists overwhelmingly support Government proposals to allow learners to drive on the motorway before passing their driving test. A recent study conducted by the RAC has revealed that a large number of learner drivers do not feel prepared for … Continue reading

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<div>UK making "slow progress" on road safety – new report</div>

News from Brake 20 June 2017news@brake.org.uk The UK is one of the EU countries making the “slowest progress” towards targets to reduce road deaths, according to a new report from the European Transport Safety Council[1]. Commenting on today’s report, Jason … Continue reading

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DVSA to develop Find Your Nearest

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DVSA will shortly be making some key developments to their instructor search directory, Find Your Nearest, as part of their continuing strategy to improve the level of information available to consumers about driver trainers. Planned improvements include a facility to … Continue reading

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London drivers too reliant on Sat Navs, says study

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London drivers are more reliant on sat navs than anywhere else in the UK, according to new study. Black cab app mytaxi suggests many of the capital’s motorists are rapidly turning into ‘zombie drivers’ wasting an average of 62 hours … Continue reading

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