Monthly Archives: October 2019

SUVs second biggest cause of global emissions rise

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The increased popularity of SUVs has contributed to them becoming the second largest contributor to an eight-year global emissions rise. New research has found that, between 2010 and 2018, SUVs more than doubled their market share from 17% to 39%, … Continue reading

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Dynamic smart motorways “too complicated”

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Dynamic smart motorways are “too complicated for people to use” and won’t be built in the future, Highways England’s boss has said. Jim O’Sullivan told MPs the company will not build any more motorways where drivers use hard shoulders at … Continue reading

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DVSA updates official learning to drive guide

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Updated versions of some of DVSA’s official publications, including the official guide to learning to drive, are now available to buy. The updated guide includes information about: The skills required to pass the driving testWhat to expect during the testAdvice … Continue reading

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Green plates for green cars?

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The government has launched a consultation on introducing green number plates for zero emission cars. This initiative aims to raise awareness of the increasing number of zero tailpipe emission vehicles on UK roads, help their drivers to benefit more easily … Continue reading

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Councils may soon issue fines for moving traffic violations

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Drivers may soon be liable for £130 fines for offences like stopping in yellow box junctions. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has indicated he will hand all local councils legislative powers to crack down on ‘moving traffic violations’ – currently only … Continue reading

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Octavia ‘most durable car’

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The Skoda Octavia is the ‘UK’s most durable car’ according to DVSA statistics uncovered by MotorEasy. There are more 250,000-mile-plus Octavias on the road compared with any other car. Second in the longevity stakes is the Volkswagen Passat with the … Continue reading

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Number of theory test cheats has tripled

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The number of candidates caught cheating on their driving theory test has tripled over the last five years, Auto Express has found. A crackdown by DVSA has seen the number of people investigated for cheating in their driving theory test … Continue reading

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School pupils help charity launch new road safety project in Warwickshire

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News from Brake news@brake.org.uk Wednesday 18 October 2019 A group of school pupils have helped launch a new road safety project in Warwickshire aimed at making local streets safer for people who walk or cycle and spreading important messages about … Continue reading

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Changes to car finance commission will benefit buyers

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced plans to ban the way in which some car retailers, and other brokers in the motor finance sector, receive commission. Currently, some motor finance brokers receive commission which is linked to the interest … Continue reading

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Speed zones not effective if they are sign only

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Speed limits of 20mph are only effective in areas with speed humps, new research suggests. Queen’s University Belfast reviewed DfT studies from last year. It found roads which enforce ‘speed zones’ using humps or chicanes as well as signs reduce … Continue reading

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