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Is the UK ready for electric cars? Just one public charge point was added for every six electric vehicles sold in 2017
Friday 12th January 2018

Whilst Norway is making electric cars much more accessible, the UK still have a way to go before they become more popular that their petrol and diesel counterparts.

Rob Hull, The Mail Online, reports:

Over half of new cars sold in Norway are electric or hybrid
Wednesday 10th January 2018

Electric or hybrid cars now account for more than 50% of total registrations in Norway, with generous subsidies cited as the reason.

Lawrence Allan, AutoExpress News, reports:

Pay and dismay for UK city parkers
Monday 8th January 2018

Do you have to pay and display to park your car when you go to work? Perhaps you need to use a public car park which over the years has totalled quite a spend?

Should dangerous cycling be a crime?
Friday 5th January 2018

A recent poll shows 73% of drivers think cyclists should face same laws as drivers, with many also thinking that cyclists should have to pass a test and pay road tax to be legally allowed to use their bikes on public roads.

James Salmon, The Mail Online, report:

Bad parking wastes a fifth of car spaces
Thursday 4th January 2018

A study has found that almost a fifth of the space available to park goes to waste, with London and Birmingham having the greatest average distance between parked cars.

The Daily Mail reports,

Drivers often grumble about never being able to find a place to park.

Norway’s auto-dimming street lamps get brighter when traffic approaches, creating an effective energy saving solution to lighting up public roads.
Tuesday 2nd January 2018

A 5 mile stretch of road in Norway has installed LED lights that dim to 20 percent when no cars are near. When a car passes, a radar sensor attached to the lights triggers the brightness to increase to 100%.

Kelly Mclaughlin, The Mail Online, reports:

Motoring myths: what ‘black boxes’ reveal about our driving habits
Friday 22nd December 2017

‘Black boxes’ hold an amazing amount of data about UK drivers, making them able to prove, or indeed disprove many popular theories about young drivers, female drivers and male drivers.

Patrick Collinson, The Guardian, reports:

Rise of the white van woman: a third of commercial vehicles are now owned by female drivers
Friday 22nd December 2017

There has been a 29% increase in female applications for heavy vehicle licenses, and this has resulted in 32% of van buyers now being female. Therefore, the stereotype of ‘the white van man’ is clearly dying out!

Rob Hull, the Mail Online, reports:

Tailgating really doesn’t get you to your destination faster, Scientists prove it causes traffic jams that could double your commute time.
Friday 22nd December 2017

Traffic jams are one of the biggest inconveniences of modern life and a new study suggests that tailgating could be causing them.

Joe Pinkstone, Mail Online, reports:

Beware of ‘Frantic Friday’: RAC warns of huge delays on 22nd December as 1.25 million motorists take to the roads before Christmas.
Wednesday 20th December 2017

Drivers are being urged to avoid travelling on 'Frantic Friday' this week when the last of the year's commuter traffic will clash with the Christmas getaway.

Keiran Southern for MailOnline reports:

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