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Record number of drivers take speed awareness courses
Friday 22nd February 2019

Almost 1.5 million motorists took part in retraining courses last year, an increase of 36% on 2013.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:

The use of driver retraining courses to avoid penalty points and a fine has increased by a third in five years.


Traffic jams costing drivers £1,317 a year
Wednesday 20th February 2019

London is the sixth most gridlocked city in the world according to new research, with national congestion costing the UK economy billions of pounds last year.

Neil Lancefield, The Mirror, reports:


Young drivers twice as likely to use a phone behind the wheel
Monday 18th February 2019

New statistics have shown that 4% of drivers aged 17-29 were seen using their mobile phone whilst driving last year.

The RAC reports:


UK firm launches public EV chargers embedded into kerb
Friday 8th February 2019

A London council is working alongside a UK company to install the first kerbside electric vehicle chargers.

Tristan Shale-Hester, AutoExpress, reports:


300 cars stolen every day in 2018
Friday 8th February 2019

The number of car thefts across the UK almost doubled last year, new governmental statistics have revealed.

The RAC reports:

One vehicle was stolen every five minutes in 2018 – in figures labelled “very depressing” by the RAC.


UK car manufacturing falls 9% as investment plummets
Friday 8th February 2019

The number of cars produced and sold in the UK fell by more than 16% in 2018, new figures have revealed.

Rachel Burgess, Auto Car, reports:


Hundreds of popular cars at risk of keyless theft
Friday 8th February 2019

A new report has revealed that ‘keyless’ cars are increasingly susceptible to being stolen by high-tech criminals.

The BBC reports:


Police launch crackdown to tackle uninsured drivers
Wednesday 6th February 2019

The Scottish police force have introduced a new campaign to reduce the number of uninsured drivers on the road.

The RAC reports:

Police in Scotland have launched a new campaign to target uninsured drivers — and remove the lawbreakers from the roads.


Gatwick airport trial for valet-parking robots aimed at cutting hassle for travellers
Monday 4th February 2019

Gatwick airport is set to employ droids to park passengers’ cars during a three-month trial to begin in August.

Mark Blunden, The Evening Standard, reports:


Grey is the UK's favourite car colour for the first time
Friday 1st February 2019

Grey cars are officially the most popular choice in the UK, after over 500,000 motorists decided to purchase a grey model last year.

The BBC reports:


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