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Drivers are to blame for smart motorway crash statistics, not new road design – suggests roads chief

Jim O’Sullivan, the chief executive of Highways England cited examples of motorists stopping to exchange contact details after minor shunts…

Cars
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Z3R0 EM15510N future: government to introduce green number plates

Consultation launched on introducing green number plates to celebrate and encourage uptake of electric vehicles Green licence plates mean cleanest…

Technology & Innovation
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Action to detect, deter and disrupt the misuse of drones

The government will develop a new mobile counter-drone unit to be deployed to drone-related incidents and major events across the…

Legislation & Regulation
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£130 yellow box fines to hit whole of UK

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps looks set to hand all local councils legislative powers to crack down on ‘moving traffic violations’…

Road Safety
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20mph speed limits are ignored by drivers unless paired with speed humps

Researchers found that roads which enforce ‘speed zones’ – using humps or chicanes as well as 20mph signage – reduce…

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Only a quarter of drivers know the legal minimum tread depth

More than one in ten admit to not knowing what ‘tread depth’ means 89% of drivers do not know what…

Technology & Innovation
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Highways England keeping a watchful eye on motorway upgrade

The use of a drone means Highways England can view progress in 3D quality across a much larger area. This…

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UK to go further and faster to tackle climate change

Ambitious new package of energy efficiency measures for businesses which could also save them £1 billion a year in energy…

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DVSA rolls out digital driving tests

Driving examiners are using tablets to mark driving tests digitally as part of a phased roll out. A specially developed…