Articles by: Richard Borges

Legislation & Regulation
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Petition calls for ‘immediate halt’ to shared space

A charity which campaigns on behalf of blind and visually impaired people is urging the Government to introduce legislation to prevent ‘further discrimination’ against disabled people through the use of shared space road design
Fuel
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Average UK petrol price drops below 120p/litre

Autumn petrol consumption rebounds to four-year high, but, overall, 2018’s inflated petrol costs lost retailers four day’s trade
Road Safety
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Police forces continue campaign to tackle speeding

Police forces across the UK continue their efforts to tackle speeding drivers as part of a national speed enforcement campaign
Road Safety
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Driver2020 launched with appeal for learner drivers to participate

Learner drivers are being sought to participate in a new research project to help newly-qualified drivers improve their skills and safety when they begin driving post-test
Road Safety
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‘Survive the Drive’ road safety initiative being piloted at military bases

Armed forces personnel are much more likely to die in a car crash than civilians
Cars
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UK firm launches fuel cell charge point for electric cars – but will hydrogen power our electric dreams?

British firm AFC Energy has launched the first ever hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle charger, a system it describes as a “breakthrough” in clean mobility
Spotlight
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Midrive

Modernising learning to drive for pupils and instructors
The Standards Check
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A guide to the Standards Check

We've teamed up with SmartDriving to bring you a new series of helpful videos to prepare you for your Standards Check
Cars
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Uber built a miniature fake city in Pittsburgh to test self-driving cars

The "city" is equipped with everything from oblivious pedestrians to erratic drivers