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London police campaign targets dangerous driving

London police campaign targets dangerous driving

/ July 26, 2017 10:51 am

A campaign launched by the Met Police in London is putting officers back on bicycles. The difference between the mid-twentieth century version of the ubiquitous bobby on the bike and the uniformed one of 2017 is that the latter are […]

Volvo jumps on electric bandwagon and will phase out petrol

Volvo jumps on electric bandwagon and will phase out petrol

/ July 18, 2017 10:01 am

The Chinese owner of Volvo Cars has announced that in two years time all models produced will be either electric or hybrid vehicles. Zhejiang Geely stated five models scheduled for release from 2019 onwards would be electric only. Three of […]

Chris Grayling announces budgets for village bypasses

Chris Grayling announces budgets for village bypasses

/ July 10, 2017 12:42 pm

The UK’s transport-secretary has announced the allocation of a budget which will give local councils the funds needed to build bypasses around villages, towns and traffic bottlenecks. Chris Grayling confirmed there would be £1 billion a year available for councils […]

Swimmer Dan Wallace banned after pleading guilty to drink driving

Swimmer Dan Wallace banned after pleading guilty to drink driving

/ June 30, 2017 11:52 am

British Olympic swimming ace Dan Wallace has been disqualified from driving for one year after being caught drunk driving. Appearing before Stirling Sheriff Court, the swimmer explained that when he was arrested in the early hours of 1 June he […]

RAC poll shows strong support for opening up motorways to learners

RAC poll shows strong support for opening up motorways to learners

/ June 21, 2017 11:26 am

A poll carried out by the RAC has found drivers strongly support removing the ban on learner drivers from driving on the UK’s motorways. The motoring organisation quizzed 2,000 drivers ahead of the release of a government survey on the […]

New Apple iPhone feature will stop drivers using phones at wheel

New Apple iPhone feature will stop drivers using phones at wheel

/ June 13, 2017 9:21 am

A forthcoming addition to Apple’s iOS for iPhones will incorporate a feature which will block received messages and notifications when people are driving. A preview of the iOS 11 shows it is being built with a special Do Not Disturb […]

New figures show UK drivers sill flouting mobile phone laws

New figures show UK drivers sill flouting mobile phone laws

/ June 5, 2017 9:11 am

Statistics obtained from the Freedom of Information Act archives show increased penalties have not deterred Britain’s motorists from using their mobile phones at the wheel. The Press Association requested the figures for the four-week period after new laws were enacted […]

AA survey reveals tailgating is the biggest annoyance on UK roads

AA survey reveals tailgating is the biggest annoyance on UK roads

/ May 24, 2017 9:30 am

A survey conducted by the UK’s Automobile Association has found the thing that most annoys the country’s motorists is somebody driving too close behind them. The AA noted that the practice known as tailgating has constantly topped the table of […]

Speeding driver banned for 11 offences on same Ipswich bridge

Speeding driver banned for 11 offences on same Ipswich bridge

/ May 16, 2017 10:57 am

A Felixstowe motorist has been banned from driving after racking up 11 convictions for speeding on the same bridge. Vasile Ciuca was disqualified from driving for six months by Ipswich magistrates and was also given 99 penalty points. Magistrates heard […]

New EU law gives Europe countries access to DVLA database

New EU law gives Europe countries access to DVLA database

/ May 8, 2017 9:32 am

A Europe Union directive which came into effect at the weekend gives European countries access to the database of UK’s Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency. The new directive means that drivers with DVLA registered cars will face huge fines for […]

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