The New Road Safety Proposals

The Department for Transport (DfT) have recently revealed the 2-year road safety action plan, which includes 74 points and proposals to increase driver wellbeing, particularly amongst the following: Young road users Old road users Rural road users Motorcyclists It is hoped these new measures will significantly reduce the number...

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Are Hands-Free Sets Dangerous?

A recently published Commons Transport Committee (CTC) report has suggested that hands-free devices are just as dangerous as a hand-held phone, carrying the same risk of an accident. This has led to increasing numbers of MPs urging the government to ban drivers from using hands-free devices behind the wheel....

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The Price of Fuel Goes Up

After a convenient period of price reduction, the cost of both petrol and diesel fuel has gone up across the UK. The sudden price rise came with the price of oil going up by 5%, courtesy of production cuts from OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), in partnership...

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Uber Refused Long-term London License

Uber’s hopes for securing a long-term, five-year license for London look set to fail after it was revealed that Transport for London (TfL) are close to rejecting the bid. Uber’s current license runs out next month, and although they are likely to have it renewed, it will last no...

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The UK Pothole Plague

A new report from the Transport Committee has condemned the worsening state of road networks across the UK, describing them to be in an “extreme state of disrepair”. The primary problem? Potholes. The report highlights the headache and risks potholes pose to drivers and local communities – economic development,...

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The ULEZ – Now Operational!

The Mayor of London promised to reduce air pollution in the big city – and the ULEZ is his way Now. The Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has come into effect in central London’s congestion zone area, where those driving older, more pollution-prone vehicles will be charged £12.50 for entering...

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Driving On Closed Lanes

Closed Motorway Lanes: Do You Drive Through Them? There are several reasons for the UK using the closed motorway lane system; they create smoother traffic flow, they provide better journey times, and can reduce noise and harmful vehicle emissions. Crucially, they also help reduce road traffic collisions; by guiding...

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