Crackdown on noisy vehicles

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The Department for Transport is targeting loud drivers with a crackdown on vehicles which are breaking legal noise limits. New camera technology to be trialled by the government aims to measure the sound levels of passing vehicles to detect those … Continue reading

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London plans 20mph speed limit

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Londoners are being asked for their views on a reduced speed limit in the capital. Transport for London (TfL) plans to implement a 20mph speed limit on the roads it operates and manages in central London. The Transport for London … Continue reading

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New environmental labels at pumps

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The government has launched a new campaign to inform drivers about greener fuels. Filling stations across the UK have started to roll out new labels, which will help educate drivers on the benefits of biofuels. Petrol, which contains up to … Continue reading

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Aggressive driving around cyclists is on the rise, say drivers

News from Brake Tuesday 11 June 2019   Road safety campaigners are urging everyone to be more Bike Smart and calling on the Government to invest more in cycling safety, as new research indicates an increase in aggressive driving around … Continue reading

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Susan Elan Jones MP wins national road safety award

News from Brake Monday 3 June 2019   Clwyd South MP, Susan Elan Jones, has today been named Road Safety Parliamentarian of the Month for May 2019, by Brake, the road safety charity, and Direct Line Group.   The award … Continue reading

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Theme announced for UK Road Safety Week 2019

News from Brake Thursday 30 May 2019   The theme for Road Safety Week 2019 has been announced as ‘Step up for Safe Streets’. Taking place between 18-24 November and coordinated by road safety charity Brake, the Week will encourage … Continue reading

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One in four people feel it is safe to use a mobile phone when behind the wheel

News from Brake Wednesday 29 May 2019   One in four people feel it is safe to use a mobile phone when behind the wheel in stationary traffic, according to the latest National Travel Survey, published by the Department for … Continue reading

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Rural road speed limits are not safe, say drivers

News from Brake Wednesday 15 May 2019   Road safety campaigners are calling for a review of speed limits on rural single-carriageway roads as a report is released revealing that drivers don’t feel safe travelling at the default 60mph speed … Continue reading

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Peterborough learners have most penalty points

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Learner drivers in Peterborough are most dangerous, according to a new report. Hippo Leasing put in a Freedom of Information request to the DVLA and discovered learners in the PE postcode are the most likely to have penalty points on … Continue reading

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Changes to licence requirements for alternatively-fuelled vans

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The Department for Transport has announced that drivers who hold a category B driving licence can operate alternatively fuelled vans (AFVs) up to 4.25 tonnes, provided they complete a minimum of five hours additional relevant training. The new law comes … Continue reading

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