The RAC has delved deep in to the motoring report, to put together a journey through time!

Some of the highlights are…

  • In 1988, 56% of drivers believed cars would be banned from town centres by 2001!
  • In 1992, the first Gatso speed camera is introduced on the westbound A316 over Twickenham Bridge in Surrey.
  • In 1998, the RAC urged the Government to invest in road infrastructure and management to help cope with the inevitable increase in car use over the coming years.
  • 2003 saw the banning of using handheld phones while driving
  • In 2006, the first ‘managed motorway’ stretch opened on the M42.
  • In 2008, two-thirds of motorists felt that taxing a vehicle based on the CO2 emissions was a good thing (in principle).
  • In 2012, the EU introduces new rules ensuring men and women are charged the same prices for the same insurance products.
  • 2014 saw the tax disc being scrapped!
  • In 2017, the Government confirmed that it will end the sale of all new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040, as it unveiled new plans to tackle air pollution!

For the full article, please visit the RAC here! You can also download the 30th edition of the Report on Motoring from there!