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EU agrees on 37.5% car emissions reduction target
Friday 4th January 2019

The EU has confirmed their goal to cut carbon emissions produced by cars by almost 40% in the next 10 years.

James Attwood, Autocar, reports:

The European Union has agreed to cut carbon emissions from cars by 37.5% within a decade.


No more smart motorways, say MPs
Wednesday 2nd January 2019

A campaign by MPs has urged for the development of smart motorways to be paused after safety concerns for motorists arose.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:


Drivers warned over illegal overtaking
Monday 31st December 2018

A road safety charity has warned motorists that reckless overtaking can lead to a fine and points on your driving licence.

The RAC, reports:

Dangerous overtaking could lead to penalty points and an unlimited fine, drivers are being reminded.


All Government-funded EV charge points to be smart
Friday 28th December 2018

The Government has announced that all new electric vehicle charging points must be smart in an attempt to encourage off-peak charging.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:


British motorists racked up £4.2million in fines for parking in disabled bays
Wednesday 26th December 2018

New figures have revealed that local councils have collected over £4million from fines handed to motorists misusing disabled parking spaces.

Rob Hull, This Is Money, reports:


Over a million cars fail MoT for ‘Dangerous’ defects
Monday 24th December 2018

Since May of this year, almost a third of all cars which underwent an MOT failed due to dangerous faults, after new regulations came into effect.

Hugo Griffiths, Auto Express, reports:


Drivers travelled a record number of miles in the UK in 2017
Friday 21st December 2018

Government data has shown a three per cent decrease in greenhouse gases emitted by cars since 1990, despite motorists driving over 300billion miles last year.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:


Cost of Failure: Brits spend £325 to fix their car after it fails an MOT test
Wednesday 19th December 2018

New figures have revealed that motorists in the UK pay over £300 on average if their car fails its MOT.

Elisha Thakorlal, The Sun, reports:

BRITS spend an average of £325 to fix their car after it fails a MOT - including up to £55 for a second test.


All new cars could be fitted with black boxes to log speed and systems under EU proposals
Monday 17th December 2018

Proposals put forward by the European Council could see newly manufactured cars fitted with safety technology before they’ve left the production line.

Rob Hull, This Is Money, reports:


Drug drivers on Britain's roads hit record levels
Friday 14th December 2018

Accidents involving drug-drivers rose by more than 50%, data from the Department of Transport has shown.

Rebecca Camber, The Daily Mail, reports:

The number of drug-drivers caught on Britain's roads has hit a record level, figures reveal today.


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