Monthly Archives: May 2018

Car-share club Zipcar to introduce 325 electric cars in London this summer

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Zipcar car club has ordered 325 fully electric Volkswagen e-Golfs as part of its new Zipcar Flex Service for London. This will allow members to ‘drive and drop’ cars in one-way trips around the capital. Booking is completed either online … Continue reading

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Fuel prices increase for 59 consecutive days

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Study by the RAC reveals ‘fuel price creep’ has seen drivers pay more each day since the end of March. Petrol and diesel prices have risen every day for the last 59 days, according to analysis of supermarket filling stations. … Continue reading

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How MOT changes will affect the driving test

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From Monday 4 June 2018 you won’t be able to use vehicles (except motorcycles) for practical driving tests if they: are displaying an engine malfunction indicator lamp (MIL), or a MIL that doesn’t work, orhave inoperative reversing lights (if the … Continue reading

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Motorists want 50mph roadworks speed limit increased, research reveals

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Six out of 10 motorists hate delays as a result of roadworks and believe the 50mph limit should be increased – but maintenance workers disagree. Of the 143 highway maintenance workers surveyed, eight out of 10 think motorists should “stop … Continue reading

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Thornbury and Yate MP wins national road safety award

NEWS FROM BRAKE Thursday 24th May 2018 news@brake.org.uk   Luke Hall, MP for Thornbury and Yate, has today been honoured with a parliamentarian road safety award by Brake, the road safety charity, and Direct Line Group.   The award recognises … Continue reading

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Brake comments on huge leap forward for EU road safety

News from Brake Thursday 17 May 2018 news@brake.org.uk   The European Commission has announced details of its Third Mobility Package. The package is wide-ranging and includes: a target to reduce deaths and serious injuries on EU roads by 50% between … Continue reading

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Drivers support EU move to fit lifesaving vehicle technologies as standard

News from Brake Thursday 17 May 2018 news@brake.org.uk   Developments in the safety of our roads took a huge leap forward today, with a landmark EU proposal to mandate the fitting of lifesaving technologies, including Advanced Emergency Braking (AEB) and … Continue reading

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Brake publishes report on road safety and sustainability on the SRN

News from Brake Wednesday 16 May 2018 news@brake.org.uk   Brake, the road safety charity, has published a report on road safety and sustainability on England’s Strategic Road Network (SRN). This report is timely, published ahead of the funding decision on … Continue reading

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Theme announced for UK road safety week 2018

News from Brake Monday 14 May 2018 news@brake.org.uk   Bike Smart is the message at the heart of this year’s Road Safety Week, focusing on the safety of those on two wheels. Taking place between 19 – 25 November and coordinated … Continue reading

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Prices set to rise on UK petrol after Trump’s Iran decision

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Petrol prices are expected to rise by 2p over the next two weeks following President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday. Last month petrol prices grew by 3p, according to the RAC, and … Continue reading

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