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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.
Despite new lockdown rules, very few people have made any trips
Driving Laws
Wednesday 17th June 2020
It seems that many people were yet to take advantage of the ease on lockdown restrictions last week. It has been considered that the change in weather came at exactly the wrong time for people to be able to spend socially distanced time outside with friends as well as the suggestion that people are cautious to drive.
Have you heard some of the excuses given for non-essential travel?
Driving Laws
Monday 4th May 2020
A vast amount of drivers out on non-essential trips have told police a range of excuses for being out. Some claim to have no idea of what is happening in the world at the moment, because they do not watch the news. Others have claimed they have “just been to feed the fish” or that they have “bought a new catapult and wanted to try it out”.
European car manufacturers are looking to re-open factories
Driving Laws
Friday 1st May 2020
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) believes that governments should introduce plans to help kick start the new car market, including scrappage schemes and electric car grants, when the restrictions are lifted.
The government has provided clarity on whether you should be car sharing
Driving Laws
Monday 20th April 2020
It has been decided that drivers and passengers with no option but to travel in the same car as their colleagues can now do so with people from other households. These guidelines have been put in place to ensure key workers can get to work as safely as possible and have replaced Public Health England’s previous message that those travelling to work together should be at least two metres apart in a vehicle.
Coronavirus response: reliance on vehicle rental
Driving Laws
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Amidst the government deciding what it might take to limit the impact of COVID-19, rental vehicles are reported to be used to help with maintaining the essential movement of people, goods and services.
London’s Congestion Charge and Low Emissions Zone suspended to help critical workers
Driving Laws
Monday 30th March 2020
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we have all witnessed and experienced changes to everyday life. We are all supporting those critical workers keeping the UK running as smoothly as possible during a difficult time. As London is being affected greatly during this time, it has been decided that charging schemes will be out of action to help critical workers get to work and for essential deliveries to take place.
Car theory tests revamped for improved accessibility
Driving Laws
Wednesday 26th February 2020
Changes are to be made to the current car theory test with the aim of helping would-be motorists to process the information better. The change is designed to help learner drivers with reading difficulties and disabilities to successfully take the test.
Drink-driving crashes have increased 4% year on year
Driving Safety
Monday 24th February 2020
Recent road crash figures have shown that drink-driving is still a prominent and problematic issue.