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London council fining ‘rat runs’ on public roads
Driving Laws
Friday 18th September 2020
A scheme has been running to prevent motorists from using five residential streets in order to make “roads safer, more pleasant and to reduce air pollution”.
Should teenage drivers be banned from carrying passengers for a period after passing their test?
Driving Laws
Monday 14th September 2020
Currently the only special measure in place to deter new motorists from taxiing friends around is a law which strips them of their licence if they receive six penalty points within the first two years, rather than the standard 12 points. But, should there be stricter rules?
Motorists with photocard driving licences set to expire in 2020 given an 11-month extension
Driving Laws
Monday 7th September 2020
Usually a driving licence needs to be renewed every ten years, but it has now been announced that any driver with a licence due to expire between 1st February and 31st December will be given an extension.
New cars sold from December must be fitted with a DAB radio
Driving Laws
Monday 31st August 2020
Any new car that’s sold from December 2020 must be fitted with a DAB radio. Currently, only 5% of all new cars don’t have DAB, so this is only a slight change but should be considered a significant milestone in UK radio updates.
One of Britain’s worst drivers is still on the road despite clocking up 68 points on their licence
Driving Laws
Wednesday 26th August 2020
Although motorists are usually banned from driving after collecting twelve penalty points within three years, many plead ‘exceptional hardship’ to allow them to continue driving.
Highways England announce that the speed limit will increase to 60mph through motorway roadworks
Driving Laws
Monday 3rd August 2020
New 60mph speed limits through motorway roadworks have been given the go ahead by Highways England following successful trials.
Since the ease on lockdown restrictions, there has been a surge in driving lessons
Driving Laws
Friday 24th July 2020
It’s important that people can begin learning to drive again and can feel safe and confident whilst doing so. So thankfully, lessons have begun again.
Government rejects electric car scrappage scheme
Driving Laws
Wednesday 15th July 2020
Many believe the existing incentives for green vehicles to be lacking, but hopes of a new scrappage scheme offering thousands towards the cost of an electric car have now been rejected by the government.
Electric cars are to be given green number plates
Driving Laws
Monday 22nd June 2020
So that they are more easily distinguishable, and zero-emissions motoring is promoted, green number plates are to be introduced for electric cars so that owners can enjoy perks such as cheaper parking or free entry to congestion zones.