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Littering drivers hit by instant fines
Wednesday 14th November 2018

Drivers have been reminded of the serious penalties they could face for littering from their car, after a motorist was fined almost £500 for the crime.

The RAC reports:

First public EV charging lamp posts installed in London
Monday 12th November 2018

A new type of electric vehicle charging point has been installed in London.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:

Southwark has become the first London borough to equip lamp posts with public EV (electric vehicle) charging points.

All proceeds from car tax to be invested in road network in £30bn funding boost
Friday 9th November 2018

The Government are set to put more money into improving the nation’s roads, it has been announced in this year’s autumn budget.

Hugo Griffiths, Auto Express, reports:

Nearly 11,000 people behind the wheel with 12 or more points
Wednesday 7th November 2018

A charity has issued a warning after recent figures show almost 11,000 drivers who have 12 or more penalty points on their licence are still on our roads.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:

DfT figures reveal fatal but preventable car defect
Monday 5th November 2018

New data from the Department of Transport has revealed that defective brakes caused over 500 accidents in 2017 alone.

The RAC reports:

DfT considers new rule on turning vehicles to protect cyclists
Friday 2nd November 2018

New rules which could help safeguard cyclists may be written into the Highway Code as the Government considers an update.

The RAC reports:

Cyclists and pedestrians could be given further protection from turning vehicles under a proposed update for the Highway Code.

Car safety chiefs say driver assistance systems can create “dangerous false impressions”
Wednesday 31st October 2018

Motorists have been reminded that driver assistance systems do not make a car autonomous, after new research revealed a large majority of drivers believe they currently drive autonomous vehicles.

Hugo Griffiths, Auto Express, reports:

Most dangerous A-roads targeted by new plan to cut 1,450 road casualties
Monday 29th October 2018

The Department for Transport has funded a new scheme to re-engineer A-roads in an attempt to reduce casualties.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:

Risk of pothole-related breakdowns doubles in 12 years
Friday 26th October 2018

Drivers are more than 50% more likely to have a breakdown caused by potholes, new figures have revealed.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:

Car industry launches plan to mitigate “devastating” impact of hard Brexit
Wednesday 24th October 2018

The car industry has introduced a new programme to help small and medium sized enterprises in an attempt to mitigate any potential damage of a no-deal Brexit.

Hugo Griffiths, Auto Express, reports:

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