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Record number caught cheating on driving tests
Monday 22nd July 2019

The number of cases of fraud in both the theoretical and practical parts of driving exams has increase by 17.75% in four years.

The BBC reports:

A record number of people have been caught trying to cheat on their driving tests, BBC Scotland has found.

'Grave concern' as sales of low emission cars fall
Friday 19th July 2019

New figures have revealed that sales of alternatively fuelled cars have fallen by almost 5% year on year.

The BBC reports:

Sales of low emission cars in the UK have fallen for the first time in more than two years, the industry has said.

More than 1.4m penalties issued by London councils for moving traffic offences
Wednesday 17th July 2019

A new report has found that over 1.4 million penalty charge notices were issued to London drivers throughout last year, earning local authorities more than £90 million.

Rob Hull, This Is Money, reports:

Hydrogen cars will overtake electric cars, expert claims
Monday 15th July 2019

An automotive expert has predicted that the future focus of sustainable car travel will not be electric, due to this method’s limitations.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:

MPs call for five-year fund to tackle potholes
Friday 12th July 2019

A new report has called for a five-year fund to help improve local road maintenance, in light of the severe risk that potholes pose to motorists.

BBC News reports:

More than half of car drivers break 30mph speed limits, says Government
Wednesday 10th July 2019

New government data has revealed that just over half of motorists speed in 30mph zones and just under half break speed limits on motorways.

Andrew Ryan, Fleet News, reports:

UK car production declines for 12th month
Monday 8th July 2019

The UK produced just 116,035 cars in May, another fall in production year on year which has now resulted in 12 months of decline.

Peter Campbell, Financial Times, reports:

New government plans for tyre age limit for large vehicles
Friday 5th July 2019

Large vehicles may be required to only use tyres which are less than a decade old under new government propositions.

Felix Page, Auto Car, reports:

A new law forbidding the use of older tyres for large vehicles could come into force as early as next year.

New road signs to warn of small animals on road
Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Updates to nationwide road signs will see the introduction of new warnings for hedgehogs on the road.

Hugo Griffiths, Auto Express, reports:

E-car revolution in London ‘requires thirteen-fold charging point boost'
Monday 1st July 2019

A new study has revealed that London will need over 4,000 more rapid charging ports if it is to be able to support the rapid increase in the number of electric vehicles being used.

Ross Lydall, The Evening Standard, reports:

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