The government is acting on calls to close a legal loophole, which motorists have been exploiting to avoid prosecution for using their mobile phones while driving.
Currently, the law only prohibits drivers from using their phones for “interactive communication” while driving, such as to make calls or send texts. Consequently, many …Read More
As electric-powered vehicles become more popular throughout the UK, there have been calls for more charging points on our roads. In response, the supermarket chain Lidl has revealed big plans to provide customers with affordable charging points, so they can recharge their vehicles while they shop.
The store has announced a …Read More
The Department for Transport is currently contemplating plans to enforce a ‘graduate drivers licence’ to improve road safety on UK roads. New drivers are at a higher risk of being involved in accidents and collisions, so government bodies are looking at new ways they can reduce these risks, but this …Read More
The number of casualties from drink-driving in the UK is on the rise and as a result, the government and authorities are looking at various new methods to improve road safety, particularly in regards to reducing re-offenders.
Alcolocks are breathalyser devices which are attached to your vehicle, preventing your car from …Read More
This week saw a trial of driverless vehicles in the Stratford area of London. These are being tested with the intention of becoming driverless taxis, where Ford Mondeos took to public roads under the supervision of industry professionals. While this isn’t the first trial of its kind, the technology has …Read More
Speed limits up and down the United Kingdom could be set to change in the future, with restrictions set to be adjusted for different road types.
Transport secretary Grant Schapps made the announcement at the Conservative Party conference, saying that he is “exploring the possibility” of adjusting our speed limits. This …Read More
Highways England have announced plans to help tackle air pollution and climate change in the UK. With over a quarter of the UK’s air pollution caused by vehicles, Highways England is investing over £100 million to cut pollution caused by emissions and has developed an air quality strategy which is …Read More
Motorists in the UK have noticed an increase in double red lines recently, with many drivers seeing them pop up in several of the UK’s largest cities. These road markings have been implemented in Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham, Luton, Cardiff and London so far, suggesting councils are aiming to improve congestion …Read More
A new funding programme has been launched by the Road Safety Trust to help UK authorities improve road safety in their local area.
Community groups, charities and local authorities have been invited to apply for a share of the fund, which has a total value of £120k. Successful applicants will receive …Read More
Professor, politician and TV presenter Lord Robert Winston has raised concerns over cyclists; proposing new measures should be put in place to improve and ensure road safety.
While Lord Winston has said that, “Most cyclists, of course, are conscientious and law-abiding” he has drawn attention to some which he believes have …Read More