Department for Transport

Road Safety
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Action plan announced to boost smart motorway safety

Eighteen point package of measures to improve safety and public confidence set out by Transport Secretary Plans will see ‘dynamic…

Government Investment
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Update on plug-in vehicle grants following the new budget

The Government will provide £403 million for the plug-in car grant (PICG), extending it to 2022-23 Recognising that the market…

Technology & Innovation
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Alexa, tell me about electric vehicles: Go Ultra Low app launches

New app to promote uptake of electric vehicles launches on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant Voiced by Ben Fogle, the…

Government Investment
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Government to improve road journeys across the country with £93 million investment

32 local authorities awarded share of £93.4 million to repair roads and bridges A further £900,000 will fund scientists, innovators,…

Road Safety
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Pivotal THINK! campaign calls on young men to step in and stop their mates from drink driving

60 car drivers aged 17-24 are killed or injured, on average each month, while found to be driving over the…

Government Investment
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Investment in tech to tackle traffic

Government invests in new ways to use data to improve driving conditions and reduce time drivers spend in traffic jams…

Legislation & Regulation
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Persistent drink-drivers ’not getting the message’ says IAM RoadSmart

The Department for Transport’s (DFT) provisional estimates for 2018 show that between 220 and 270 people were killed in crashes…

Fuel
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Local authorities urged to take advantage of electric car funding as ‘league table’ of charging infrastructure released

Government urges local authorities to take advantage of £5 million funding available to help build up local charging infrastructure and…

Government Investment
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Audio and visual funding for buses will make journeys accessible for all

£2 million to provide audio and visual equipment for buses to improve journeys for everyone including those with visual or…